Ceramic Urns for Ashes

50 of the World’s Most Beautiful Ceramic Urns

Ceramic urns 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.

We’ve organized these into groups of ten:

  • Top 10
  • Pet Urns
  • Elegant Ceramic Urns
  • Traditional Ceramic Urns
  • Unique Ceramic Urns

Find inspiration – or perhaps even the one – to honor your loved one today and forever.

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Top 10 Ceramic Cremation Urns

Here are ten of our favorite ceramic vessels, from all types and styles.

1. Dragonfly Raku Ceramic Urn

Raku-style pottery vessel, individually handmade in the USA.

2. Elegant Ceramic Urn

Gorgeous, sturdy, and solid design with thick ceramics and a brilliant glaze.

Learn: What size urn should I get? What size do I need?

3. Passage Memorial Candle Art Urn

This art piece is made in Bulgaria, yet ships to you within just a few days. It’s 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.

5. Forever Loved Heart Ceramic Urn Vessel

This small vessel has a truly contemporary look and feel, and includes personalization. It will hold a partial amount of ashes for an adult, but other sizes are available.

6. Angel Wings Sculpture Ceramic Cremation Urn

Gorgeously cast angel wing urn, available in an array of attractive colors.

7. Biodegradable Shell Urn for Water Scattering

Here we have a stunning eco-friendly ocean burial urn shaped like a seashell. Ideal for water scattering, the Grolleg porcelain will float for a few minutes before sinking, then biodegrade to release the ashes into the ocean.

8. Whispering Maple Leaves Ceramic Urn

The classic urn shape is adorned with imprints of real maple leaves.

9. Blackberry Raku Ceramic Urn

This one features real blackberry branch imprints, so each urn will have an unique design and pattern, handcrafted specifically for your loved one.

10. Horsehair Raku Ceramic Urn

Grolleg porcelain pottery finished with Celadon terra sigilatta, Raku-kiln fired with horsehair and sugar to create a stunningly unique design. The lid is designed to hold a tealight candle.

Related: 19 Tealight Cremation Urns to Light a Candle in Memory

10 Beautiful Ceramic Pet Urns

Ceramic art cremation urns designed for your beloved fur baby.

1. Handmade Ceramic Pet Memorial Urn

This gorgeous tall vessel with non-tapered sides includes a paw print and your furry friend’s name.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Old-Fashioned Ceramics Keepsake Urn

Old-fashioned and timeless elegance at its best. This small vessel would certainly work for humans as a keepsake urn for a partial amount of ashes, but due to its small size we are including it here with the pet urns.

7. Heart Pet Urn

Just look at that photo; sometimes, simple is best.

8. Elegant Green Pet Urn

An elegant handcrafted emerald green ceramic urn that will look great anywhere.

9. Small Sapphire Blue Ceramic Pet Urn

This small urn features a stunning glaze, holds up to 12 cubic inches of remains, and includes the lovely velvet box you see here.

10. Black & Cream Ceramic Pet Urn

Hand-thrown urn tumble-stacked in a barrel with combustibles and minerals in a creative alternative to Raku firing. Finished with museum-quality crystalline polish and buffed to obtain a nice shiny sheen.

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.

10 Truly Elegant Ceramic Urns

Here are ten ceramic urns with a focus on timeless elegance and simple beauty.

1. Raku Ceramic Cremation Urn

Raku firing in a combustion chamber brings out brilliant, original, and one of a kind designs.

2. Ceramic Heart Urn with Photo

An elegant heart-shaped ceramic urn with a photo of your loved one printed in brilliant color.

3. Butterfly Raku Ceramic Cremation Urn

Another Raku fired ceramic urn, but this one has a gorgeous raised butterfly emblem adorning the front surface.

4. Hummingbird Ceramic Cremation Urn

This affordable and graceful urn has long been one of our most beloved and best-selling ceramic urn designs over at our sister site, Urns Northwest.

5. Geometric Tealight Urn

This geometric design puts a contemporary twist on the classic ceramic memorial urn style, yet still has a timeless feel.

6. Celtic Cross Raku Ceramic Urn

More Raku style, this time with a stunningly raised Celtic cross.

7. Heart Ceramic Urn

Ceramic urns cunningly formed into the shape of a heart, these provide an enduring tribute to your beloved.

8. 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.

9. Christian Symbol Raku Ceramic Cremation Urn

A crackle-glazed Raku style urn with the ancient Christian fish symbol carved into the front surface.

10. Small Infant Urn

Here’s another jar-style ceramic urn, this time designed for a wee little one with name, dates, and baby footprints.

10 Traditional Ceramic Cremation Urns

A look at some of the more traditional ceramic urns, but always with a modern twist that reflects the genuine originality of your loved one.

1. Handmade Celestial Aqua Raku Ceramic Cremation Urn

Handcrafted ceramic urn in a “Celestial” Raku-fired finish, combining rich blue hues with the copper-toned “flashing” from the combustion chamber method of firing.

2. 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.

3. Small Pet Urn

This classy, minimalist urn vessel reflects the purity and gentleness of your beloved pet.

4. Handcrafted Oval Rose Ceramic Cremation Urn

Here we have a jar-style vessel made in white porcelain with handcrafted ceramic flowers adorning the lid.

5. Porcelain Ceramic Urn with Hand-Painted Flowers

This is a truly traditional urn, complete with individually hand-painted flowers in one of several attractive color schemes.

6. Ceramic Urn With Custom Photo

This classic vessel is crafted by hand in a timeless, clean porcelain, with a photo of your loved one fired on and glazed over for a permanent memorial.

7. Biodegradable Sea Breeze Scattering Urn

This may look like the traditional shape, but the eco-friendly function is truly modern. This ceramic urn is crafted from biodegradable clay, and it’s designed to be placed into the ocean, float for a few brief minutes, then sink to the ocean floor where it will dissolve over time and disperse the ashes throughout the sea.

8. Teardrop Urn

This teardrop-shaped cremation urn has a traditional feel but completely modern look.

9. Hummingbird Color 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 color.

10. “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.

10 Unique Ceramic Urns

Here are ten urns with a fresh take on the medium of ceramics.

1. Passage Candle Urn

The Passage is one of our Top 10 picks, see above. But it also comes in many colors, like the stunning Red, pictured here.

2. 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.

3. Motorcycle Helmet Urn

Finally, a ceramic cremation urn for the motorcycle enthusiast!

Related: More Motorcycle Urns for Ashes

4. 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.

5. 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!

6. Seashell Ocean Theme Handmade Ceramic Urn

Each element on this ocean lover’s urn is individually made using handcrafted molds from the artist’s own casting of real seashells.

7. Gothic Dragon Cremation urn

This ceramic urn features a Gothic-style dragon and is crafted in the USA in a shape reminiscent of the medieval period.

8. Personalized Pet Urn

Celadon pottery, handcrafted using millettia laurentii and porcelain that is designed with a smooth base and natural beauty.

9. Birdhouse Scattering Urn Ceramic Egg in Cobalt Blue

This unique ceramic urn holds the ashes for a period of time, and has an 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.

See more birdhouse urns here.

10. 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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