Ceramic urns for ashes are some of the most delicately beautiful cremation memorials in which to inurn your loved one’s remains.
If you are interested in a ceramic cremation urn, here are fifty of the world’s most beautiful.
50 Most Beautiful Ceramic Urns for Ashes
Here are ten of our favorite ceramic cremation urns, from all types and styles.
Find inspiration – or perhaps even the one – to honor your loved one today and forever.
1. Dragonfly Raku Ceramic Urn
The Dragonfly Raku Ceramic Urn is the perfect resting place for someone who loved dragonflies, the tasteful use of ceramics, and supporting local artists in the USA.
Individually handmade in Washington State, these raku cremation urns come in a wide variety of sizes and colors and include free shipping.
2. Elegant Ceramic Urn
Gorgeous, sturdy, and solid design with thick ceramics and a brilliant glaze.
3. Passage Memorial Candle Art Urn
This art piece is made in Bulgaria, yet ships to you within just a few days. The gorgeous pottery urn is hollow inside, where the remains are stored, and holds a memorial tealight candle.
4. Handcrafted Ceramic Urn with Celtic Cross
Another handmade gem crafted in the USA, this one features a raised Celtic cross to honor one of the Christian faith. It comes in many different sizes to suit your needs.
For more beautiful cross urns, check out our article here.
5. “Light” Art Urn
This artisan urn is truly exquisite, and you won’t find another quite like it. Hand fashioned earthenware is carefully sculpted and hand glazed for a one-of-a-kind finish. The warm candlelight that radiates from the center of the urn serves as a reminder of your loved one’s own light and warmth.
This is an adult size urn, and is suitable for display, burial, columbarium, or for your garden.
6. Angel Wings Sculpture Ceramic Cremation Urn
Gorgeously cast angel wing urn, available in an array of attractive colors.
7. Handmade Companion Urn
With it’s classic and timeless design, this ceramic companion urn with a tealight heart in the center is a fitting tribute to honor the memories of both your loved ones.
Each urn is lovingly handmade by skilled artisans using high=quality materials ensuring that it will stand the test of time just like their love.
Learn more: 11 Things You Should Know About Companion Urns
8. Handcrafted Falling Leaves Maple Raku Ceramic Cremation Urn
The classic urn shape is adorned with layers of falling maple leaves.
9. Blackberry Raku Ceramic Urn
The Raku Ceramic collection of urns from Urns Northwest come in a wide variety of styles, shapes, and designs.
This one, the Blackberry Raku Ceramic Urn, features real blackberry branch imprints, so each urn will have a unique design and pattern, handcrafted specifically for your loved one.
10. Horsehair Raku Ceramic Urn
Porcelain pottery finished with finished with blue stain terra sigilatta, Raku-kiln fired with horsehair and sugar to create a stunningly one-of-a-kind design. This unique urn features a lid designed to hold a tealight candle and can include the optional wooden base (as pictured).
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11. Handmade Ceramic Pet Memorial Urn
This gorgeous tall vessel with non-tapered sides includes a paw print and your furry friend’s name.
12. Tree of Life Ceramic Urn
This pet urn holds up to 50 cubic inches, which works for a pet weighing up to 50 lbs, and features the elegant Tree of Life design on the front.
13. Personalized Pet Urn
What more could you want than a lovely ceramic urn with an artistic painting of your pet’s likeness? It’s a wonderful way to remember your special little friend.
14. Candle Pet Urn
Here we have a lovely handmade pet urn with a pawprint, space for tealight candle, and a one-of-a-kind finishing glaze.
15. Angel Wings Ceramic Sculpture Urn
This art piece is shaped like angel wings – to represent your pet’s journey heavenwards – yet holds 13 cubic inches of cremated ashes inside. That will work for either partial remains of a large pet, or the ashes of a pet who weighed up to 13 lbs.
16. Tamashii Ceramic Pet Urn
These Tamashii urns are so beautiful, and would make a wonderful final resting place for your beloved pet. Made from Grogged earthenware, Tamashii (from the Japanese word for soul) urns are unique, one-of-a-kind art vessels.
These memorial urns are suitable for indoor use or columbarium display, and can be sealed permanently with epoxy.
17. Heart Pet Urn
Just look at that photo; sometimes, simple is best. This lovely memorial is ideal for pet ashes, and will look beautiful in your living room, bedroom, or anywhere you want it to go.
18. Elegant Green Pet Urn
An elegant handcrafted emerald green pottery urn that will look great anywhere.
19. Forget Me Not White Pet Urn
Chances are, you won’t be forgetting your sweet pet anytime soon, but this forget-me-not urn is still a sweet reminder. Each pottery urn is fashioned and painted by hand, making it totally unique. You can also have their name engraved on the front, as well.
20. Oval Cremation Urn
This ceramic pet urn is so unique and beautiful. Strikingly modern and minimalistic, the body is fashioned from chocolate brown earthenware, and the front panel is sealed with a pretty, powder blue glaze full of lovely details. This piece would be perfect for the modern home interior.
Pretty much all the rest of the urns on this list are for adults, though some are smaller and designed for a portion of the remains. Many of these will still work for pets, just be sure to check the sizes and capacity options.
Truly Elegant Ceramic Urns
Here are ten ceramic urns for ashes with a focus on timeless elegance and simple beauty.
21. Raku Ceramic Cremation Urn
Raku firing in a combustion chamber brings out brilliant, original, and one of a kind designs.
22. Welkin Ceramic Vase Urn
This gorgeous ceramic urn also functions as a vase and a contemporary décor piece. The Welkin Vase Urn is made by hand in the USA in your choice of black or white finish.
It holds 175 cubic inches of cremated remains in the lower section, and can be used to hold any type of flower, foliage, or greenery in the vase area on top.
23. Butterfly Raku Ceramic Cremation Urn
Another Raku fired ceramic urn, but this one has a gorgeous raised butterfly emblem adorning the front surface.
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24. Hummingbird Ceramic Cremation Urn
25. Geometric Tealight Urn
This geometric design puts a contemporary twist on the classic ceramic memorial urn style, yet still has a timeless feel.
26. Celtic Cross Raku Ceramic Urn
More Raku style, this time with a stunningly raised Celtic cross.
27. Heart Ceramic Urn
Ceramic urns for ashes cunningly formed into the shape of a heart, these provide an enduring tribute to your beloved.
28. Stone Shaped Urn
Yes, this is a neo-modernist work of art. Yes, it is available in many color schemes. And yes, it really is a ceramic cremation urn.
29. Christian Symbol Raku Ceramic Cremation Urn
A crackle-glazed Raku style urn with the ancient Christian fish symbol carved into the front surface.
30. Small Infant Urn
Here’s another jar-style ceramic urn, this time designed for a wee little one with name, dates, and baby footprints.
Traditional Ceramic Cremation Urns
A look at some of the more traditional ceramic urns for human ashes, but always with a modern twist that reflects the genuine originality of your loved one.
31. Rustic Cremation Urn
These gorgeous urns bring with them a rustic beauty and a particularly calm, zen feeling.
Available in three sizes and three glaze color options, you can choose whichever best suits what you are looking for. The smaller urns would make wonderful keepsake urns for family members, while the larger sizes would be perfect for display or the columbarium.
32. Handcrafted Asian Calligraphy Urn
Gorgeous Raku ceramic urn personalized with the calligraphy characters of your choice. This might be significant words like “Love, Honor, Peace” or a family name – it’s up to you.
33. Small Pet Urn
This classy, minimalist urn vessel reflects the purity and gentleness of your beloved pet.
34. Pink Sky Neoteric Ceramic Urn
This striking ceramic urn reminds us of a beautiful pink sky after the sun has sunk below the horizon. The soft shades of rose are accented by pastel blue “cloud” swirls and make this urn a special, unique art piece. The classic silhouette makes this urn perfect for display on the mantel or another place of honor.
Handcrafted in Poland by expert artisans, this urn makes a stunning final resting place.
35. Artisan Gold Cylinder Urn
If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, then is urn may be just what you’re looking for. Exquisitely handcrafted by ceramic artisans in Poland, each urn is unique while still maintaining its beautiful styling.
Modern and yet elegant, this urn is slightly larger than industry standard at 215 cubic inches.
36. Pure Black Neoteric Ceramic Urn
If you or your loved one had a passion for modern aesthetic and clean lines, they would love this gorgeous, jet black urn. There is something so beautifuly satisfying about it’s silhouette and inky, polished glaze.
Made of only the highest quality materials, this pretty urn is handcrafted of ceramic in Poland. It is full sized and has a capacity of 215 cubic inches.
37. Round Ceramic Cremation Urn in White
Made in the USA, this round ceramic cremation urn is a timeless tribute for your loved one who has passed away. The pristine white finish of the urn also adds a sense of peace and purity to the memorialization of their life. A perfect way to honor their memory.
38. Teardrop Urn
This teardrop-shaped cremation urn has a traditional feel but completely modern look.
39. Forest Crackle Raku Ceramic Cremation Urn
Our hummingbird urn proved to be so popular that the artist put a new twist on it and made the art in full, gorgeous The Forest Crackle Raku Urn is handcrafted in the USA from start to finish. The design incorporates real foliage from found tree branches, creating a natural and unique pattern for each piece.
40. “Pure in Heart” Ceramic Bible Cremation Urn
The Bible is certainly a beautiful tradition for any faithful believer. This urn, while beautiful, is anything but. Still, the unique book shape of the ceramics plus the reverence for God’s Word results in a one-of-a-kind memorial urn with a traditional sensibility, a truly timeless heirloom.
Unique Ceramic Urns for Ashes
Here are ten urns with a fresh take on the medium of ceramics.
41. Passage Candle Urn
The Passage, from Pulvis Urns, is one of our Top 10 picks, see above. But it also comes in many colors, like the stunning Red which is pictured here, and features the tealight candle holder so you can put it to practical use in honoring your loved one.
42. Pineapple Cremation Urn
The pineapple symbolizes hospitality. If your loved one was noted for their hospitableness, this ceramic art piece will be just the thing.
43. Motorcycle Helmet Urn
Finally, a ceramic cremation urn for the motorcycle enthusiast!
Related: More Motorcycle Urns for Ashes
44. Handmade Ceramic Guitar Cremation Urn – Wall Mounted
This wall-mountable cremation urn is made from ceramics in the shape of an acoustic guitar. Ideal for the musician.
45. Sunflower Urn
Another wall-mounted ceramic art piece, no one will ever know that this stunning sunflower and butterfly décor accent is actually a cremation urn… unless you tell them!
46. Handmade Vase Urn
These handmade urns have a beautiful, functional simplicity to them. The elegant pottery urns are crafted by hand in the USA and consist of two separate compartments. The upper segment is fashioned to hold dried foliage or flowers (or even reeds or feathers), and the lower compartment is fashioned to hold your loved one’s remains.
If the one you’ve lost loved flowers, this is a wonderful option. Holds up to 175 cubic inches of human ashes.
47. Handmade Ceramic Texas Longhorn Bull Urn – Wall Mounted
This stunning wall-mounted art piece is actually a cremation urn. The interior is hollow and can hold up to 185 cubic inches, ideal to celebrate the life of your beloved cowboy or cattle rancher.
48. Personalized Pet Urn
Celadon pottery, handcrafted using millettia laurentii and porcelain that is designed with a smooth base and natural beauty.
49. Birdhouse Scattering Urn Ceramic Egg
These unique ceramic urns hold the ashes for a period of time, after which you can use the opening that allows for easy scattering of ashes. When that is complete, the urn can be strung up in your yard and used as a birdhouse, providing a home for wildlife in memory of your loved one.
50. Elephant Keepsake Urn
Baby elephant keepsake urn for cremation ashes or as a memorial keepsake. Handmade in USA with personalized custom inscription available.
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Daniel has been working in the funeral industry since 2010, speaking directly to grieving families as they made funeral arrangements.
He began researching and publishing funeral articles on this website as part of his role as product and marketing manager at Urns Northwest.
Having written hundreds of articles and growing the site to multiple millions of views per year, Daniel continues to write while providing editorial oversight for US Urns Online’s content team.