You Are But Dust

Before continuing work on my three-legged joined chair, I thought I would take the time to build a walnut urn, roughly 8″ W x 8″ D x 8″ H.

My church, St Bede’s Episcopal, recently enhanced its Memory Garden with a new walkway and landscaping, providing additional space for the burial of cremated remains. In keeping with the expression ashes to ashes, dust to dust, no burial containers are allowed. Cremated remains are transferred from the container provided by the crematory or funeral home to a biodegradable bag to be put directly into the ground.

Once completed, this urn will hold the transferred cremated remains during memorial services, and help facilitate transport to the Memory Garden for burial.

For the carving on the front, and sides of the urn, I chose a series of “running cable” arches. Space between the arches will receive elements from a typical “nulling” pattern. I’m considering linden for the top and bottom, and perhaps oak for the hinge cleats.

Thanks for following. More to come. Stay tuned!

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