[Clayart] A few words about urns for cremains

David McBeth dmcbethme at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 11:23:38 EST 2017

Thanks for saying that "out loud".  I have made a handful of urns for
friends and family the last few years.  I have felt better about putting
the deceased name on the bottom of the vessel than my own.  Now I
understand why!


On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM, Deborah Thuman <debthuman at zianet.com>

> A friend of mine works disaster areas post disaster recovering and
> identifying bodies. She worked in New Orleans after Katrina-Rita. Coffins
> washed away from cemeteries and bodies had to be identified then put back
> in the proper place in the proper cemetery. Along with coffins, there were
> urns for cremains. What was nice about the urns is, they were waterproof so
> the cremains inside stayed inside. Even better, the name of the decedent
> was engraved on the outside of the urn - made putting the urn back where it
> belonged a whole lot easier.
> If you’re going to make an urn for cremains, talk to the family about
> putting the decedent’s name, birth and death dates - and any other
> identifying information - on the urn.
> Deb Thuman
> debthuman at zianet.com <mailto:debthuman at zianet.com>
> https://debthumanblog.wordpress.com <https://debthumanblog.wordpress.com/>
> "Don’t let anyone keep you down for silly reasons such as who you are.”
> Dr. Vera Rubin
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David McBeth
Professor of Art
Department of Visual and Theatre Arts
University of Tennessee - Martin
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