Barbara's Urns

Artist Made Stoneware Cremation Urns

Expertly made stoneware cremation urns by Barbara Shaughnessy - McAvoy. 
I have been a potter since 1979 and a maker of urns since 2010.   All of the urns that I make are made solely by my hands, on the potters wheel, one at a time. I choose to make intentional, “slow pottery” using no molds, or decals. I believe that handmade work is important in our fast paced digital world. The marks on the clay, the glaze variations, the slight size differences from piece to piece are all reminders that it was made by hand. It connects you, the receiver of this work, to me the maker. 

For many years customers would ask me if I made urns… over and over I heard how dismal the choices were out there for warm, personal, artist made urns.

So in 2010 I began making cremation urns in addition to my functional line of pottery.  This shop features high fired stoneware urns.

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