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brotherborg    0

Recenly my father died and I was asked to make the urn for his ashes and use part of the ashes in the glaze. I understand that most of what is left from cremation is bone ash and pulverized bone. Does anyone have any experience with this subject?

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Matt Katz    11

Recenly my father died and I was asked to make the urn for his ashes and use part of the ashes in the glaze. I understand that most of what is left from cremation is bone ash and pulverized bone. Does anyone have any experience with this subject?

 

 

I'm sorry for your loss.

I know it has been done with pets, but I do not know the formulas used.

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bciskepottery    925

Recenly my father died and I was asked to make the urn for his ashes and use part of the ashes in the glaze. I understand that most of what is left from cremation is bone ash and pulverized bone. Does anyone have any experience with this subject?

 

 

 

Here is a link to Hank Murrow's web site; I recall from Clayart that Hank recently did this for a friend. You can find his contact email on the site. Hank fires to Cone 10, though.

 

http://www.murrow.biz/hank/

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Mark C.    1,797

Sorry for your loss

I have dealt with 4 of my family members ashes over the years-

If ashes are used at cone 10 the flux similar to wood ashes

I have zero experience at cone 6 but a wood ash formula at cone 6 would work fine I'm sure. Just replace wood ash with human ash.

You may have to crunch them up some more with a mortar and pestle. Sorry if this sounds strange but its what it is.

Mark

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If ashes are used at cone 10 the flux similar to wood ashes

I have zero experience at cone 6 but a wood ash formula at cone 6 would work fine I'm sure. Just replace wood ash with human ash.

 

 

 

The wrong solution. Wood ash and bone ash don't seem, they mainly contain the KOH-Ca(OH)2 mix(fluxes for low and middle temperature) and the Ca3(PO4)2(melting temperature about 1250C) respectively.

It is possible to use bone ash at some glaze test samples and to choose the best?

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My wife makes Urns using human ash. She uses a stoneware recipe but its a casting recipe. I am pretty sure that she modified it from an Australian recipe she found online that uses eckalite. As for making the glaze, human ashes are mostly bone ash. I hope its not against the rules but I see other people posting websites. Ours is http://www.mieksclayworks.com/ if you want to see some of what can be made.

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Marcia Selsor    1,301

Sorry to hear about your loss.

 

Here is a possibility for you. Jeff Zamek wrote an article "Black Friday" about using his dog's ashes in a Ceramics Monthly article. I believe that included a Cone 6 recipe.

 

From a google search:

 

Black Friday Glaze Con 6/ox

Nepheline syenite 270x 20

Whiting 15

EPK 18

Ferro frit #3124 20

Flint 325x 17

Bone ash (Friday) 10

Mason black stain #6600 12

CMC 1%

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