Inspiration Ceremony IdeasCoffins, Urns and Ashes

There is now an enormous range of different types and styles of coffin and urn – beautiful biodegradable coffins suitable for natural burials, unique hand-crafted urns custom made in collaboration with the artist, cardboard coffins that can be decorated by family and friends.

Neolithic Symbol of Everlasting Life

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Natural forms and spiral symbols were used to create a beautiful ceramic piece of decorative art and funerary urn. Created by Ann Bates, each urn is …

    Ashes in Glass Necklace

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    This beautiful necklace is by designer Hannah Hardill-Jones. Keep memories close at heart by fusing a small amount of your loved ones ashes into glass and …

      Rainbow Memorial Ring

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      The rainbow memorial ring is available in silver or gold and with different coloured stones. It can be engraved with a personalised message. For further information, …

        Unique Ceramic Urns

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        This beautiful, bespoke funerary urn was created by Ann Bates. Each urn is made using the slow and considered technique of hand building, the earliest …

          Ashes Memorial Ring

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          These beautiful ashes memorial rings, handmade in Devon, can be engraved with a personalised message. For further information, do get in touch with Scattering Ashes they will be …

            Bespoke Wood Turned Urns
            These beautiful hand-turned vessels are made from responsibly sourced wood and are sealed with eco-friendly hard wax oil or waterborne lacquer. Each is individually signed and …

              Handmade Felt biodegradable Urn

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              These beautiful, biodegradable urns are handmade from felt or natural fabrics in a variety of colours and unusual designs. Artist Nancy Shafee can create a custom …

                Oval Magma Urn
                There are a huge range of urns available these days, created by skilled artisans from a variety of different natural materials. These sleek Oval Magma Urns …

                  Silver Memorial Earrings

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                  Handcrafted sterling silver earrings set with ashes infused memorial glass, crafter by artisan jewellers. For further information, do get in touch with the team at Footprints & …

                    Handcrafted Ceramic Urn

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                    This beautiful, bespoke funerary urn was created by Ann Bates. Each urn is made using the slow and considered technique of hand building, the earliest …

                      Shrouds for Natural Burials

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                      Artist Lena Sass creates beautiful, biodegradable ash print shrouds made from cremation ash through a method of separating the particles, creating a pattern unique to …

                        Sweet Iris Willow Coffin

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                        This beautiful oval-style coffin is made from willow blended with sweetcorn leaves. The lid of the coffin can also be decorated with lengths of organza …

                          Felt Biodegradable Urns

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                          These beautiful, biodegradable urns are handmade from felt or natural fabrics in a variety of colours and unusual designs. Artist Nancy Shafee can create a custom …

                            Purple Acorn Urn

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                            These fully biodegradable acorn urns are are made from moulded recycled kraft and paper and are available in seven beautiful colours and Dutch Gold leaf. An …

                              Pandora Style Ashes Charm Beads

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                              These little charm beads are designed to fit a pandora bracelet and come in a wide range of pretty colours. For further information, do get in …

                                Vibrant Blue Memorial Necklace

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                                This vibrant blue necklace is by designer Hannah Hardill-Jones. Based in the Lake District, The Mere Glass Studio is a family run business and they offer …

                                  Leaf Cocoon Eco Coffin

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                                  Bellacouche provide a range of beautiful soft coffins, pure wool shrouds and wool felt funeral urns, created from the region’s organic and holistically managed wool …

                                    Willow Coloured Urn

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                                    This bright and wonderful willow urn is 100% biodegradable. It is created from willow grown locally in Somerset and comes in a range of sizes …

                                      Hindu Ceremony Set

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                                      This wonderful Hindu Ceremony Set includes a water urn that is 100% biodegradable, inscribed with Om Symbol, symbolic water petals, water noteless and a recording …

                                        Personalised Picture Coffins

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                                        Every person is unique and picture coffins can be a wonderful way to reflect this. Capture and celebrate the passions and personality of your loved …

                                          Handcrafted Ceramic Urn

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                                          This beautiful, bespoke funerary urn was lovingly created by Ann Bates. Each urn is made using the slow and considered technique of hand building, the …

                                            Memorial Ashes Bracelet

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                                            This beautiful memorial bracelet comes with a Swarovski crystal heart charm and can be engraved. A wonderful sympathy gift or to keep your loved one …

                                              Sweet Myrtle Wicker Urn

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                                              A blend of sweetcorn leaves and willow is carefully handwoven to make this unique biodegradeable urn. For further details, do get in touch with the team …

                                                Natural Burial Shrouds

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                                                These beautiful ash print shrouds are made with sustainable and biodegradable fabrics such as linen and hemp. Artist Lena Sass from Shrouds and Ashes uses cyanotype …

                                                  Green Acorn Urn

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                                                  These fully biodegradable acorn urns are are made from moulded recycled kraft and paper and are available in seven beautiful colours and Dutch Gold leaf. An …

                                                    Viking Ship Ash Casket

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                                                    Ashes can be cast to sea or on a lake in this wonderful viking ship by Cradle to Grave. They are made of Somerset willow …

                                                      Dutch Gold Leaf Acorn Urn

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                                                      These fully biodegradable acorn urns are are made from moulded recycled kraft and paper and are available in seven beautiful colours and Dutch gold leaf. An …

                                                        Hindu Om Water Urn

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                                                        This Hindu Om Water Urn is made of a clay material with a vegetable gel bond and designed to dissolve completely in water. It is …

                                                          Handcrafted ‘Poppy’ Urn

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                                                          This beautiful, bespoke funerary urn was created by Ann Bates. Each urn is made using the slow and considered technique of hand building, the earliest …

                                                            Bios Incube
                                                            A ‘Bios Urn’ is a biodegradable urn that is designed to grow a tree. It can be planted in a ‘Bios Incube’ and kept at …

                                                              A Bespoke Approach

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                                                              There are a growing number of independent, forward-looking funeral directors who will help you to create a truly personal and unique funeral or celebration of …

                                                                Bright and Beautiful

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                                                                The bright and beautiful half moon collection by Scattering Ashes comes in a range of different colours. For further information, do get in touch with the …

                                                                  Bespoke Coffins & Urns
                                                                  These days it is possible to find bespoke coffins, caskets and urns of all designs, shapes and sizes to reflect the interests or passions of …

                                                                    Memorial Art

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                                                                    Cornish artist Christine Richards creates beautiful bespoke memorial art. For further information, do get in touch with the Christine she will be more than happy to help. If …

                                                                      Silver Cross Memorial Pendant

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                                                                      This little silver pendant cross comes with a choice of chains and can be filled with a loved ones ashes. The cross can be engraved …

                                                                        Wildflower Memorials

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                                                                        Create your own wildflower memorial in memory of someone special. Ashes to Blooms lovingly combine the ashes of your loved one with native wildflower seeds …

                                                                          Bespoke Ceramic Urns

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                                                                          This beautiful, bespoke funerary urn was created by Ann Bates. Each urn is made using the slow and considered technique of hand building, the earliest …

                                                                            Lovingly Crafted Willow Coffins

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                                                                            Willow coffins are a wonderfully eco friendly option as the materials only take a year to grow, are fully compostable, and are suitable for a …

                                                                              Leather Bracelet with Silver Pandora Bead

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                                                                              A simple leather bracelet with a silver Pandora bead charm which is carefully sealed with your loved one’s ashes safely inside. For further information, do get …

                                                                                Cardboard Coffin
                                                                                These simple cardboard coffins are 100% natural and biodegradable. Cardboard coffins can be kept beautifully simple, or they can provide a blank canvas for family …

                                                                                  Turtle Water Urn

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                                                                                  This 100% biodegradable turtle water urn is hand-crafted in Mexico from recycled paper using non-toxic glues. There is also a keepsake size available too. For further …

                                                                                    Go Out With a Bang!

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                                                                                    For a bright and colourful send-off, ashes can be incorporated in to fireworks for a beautiful and uplifting commemoration of love and life. Heavenly Stars Fireworks …

                                                                                      Viking Longboat Urn

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                                                                                      For those who loved the freedom of being on the water. This wonderful viking longboat urn is handcrafted from sustainable wood and floating times can …

                                                                                        Glass and Silver Heart Earrings

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                                                                                        These pretty, blue glass and silver heart earrings are by designer Hannah Hardill-Jones. Based in the Lake District, The Mere Glass Studio is a family run …

                                                                                          Locally sourced willow coffins

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                                                                                          Woven Farewell Coffins, based in Devon, source all of their willow locally from Somerset and Dorset. Their beautiful coffins are double lined with biodegradable plastic and …

                                                                                            Scandinavian Eco Casket
                                                                                            These days there are many options for environmentally friendly coffins and caskets, including those handcrafted by wood using traditional peg and dowels instead of plywood, …

                                                                                              Biodegradable Ceramic Urn
                                                                                              This beautiful biodegradable clay urn can be placed in water where it will degrade within a few hours. They are handcrafted in Western Massachusetts so you …

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