Of course it is a very personal decision of how we want to be buried: in an urn, as an ash glaze, as a future tree, whatever. I think it is important that we think about it at all, and not only when we are 100+ years old.
Pres: I understand very well what you mean in urging your wife having a plaque somewhere. But aren't we just thinking for the ones that survive us? Maybe they don't want to come to X or Y or Z to bring flowers or some such? Or do we want to stay just a bit longer in the memory of others, reminding them with a plaque? Just a thought!
Benzine: I wonder: are you talking of the cremains of your loved ones, or are you thinking of telling another ceramist that, after you died, he/she should do the ash glaze with your ashes? And maybe that wouldn't be easy at all, to find somebody who will really do it (remember, you can't check.. )
Rebekah: again, my deepest felt condolences. He died way too young.
Did you make that urn to practise, or will you make more and sell them to funeral homes? Think of what forum member What? wrote about the size of the urn and also of the lid....
What?: welcome to the forum! Thanks for your thoughts here. Would you mind filling in your profile page, so that we at least know where you come from? We like to hear more from you.
Thank you all again for your thoughts. Keep them coming!