Obituaries

Joan Richter
B: 1935-03-26
D: 2017-09-02
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Richter, Joan
Mary Kennicker
B: 1933-05-13
D: 2017-08-30
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Kennicker, Mary
Virginia (Winskell) French
B: 1922-10-23
D: 2017-08-27
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(Winskell) French, Virginia
Virgil Jansen
B: 1930-03-16
D: 2017-08-11
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Jansen, Virgil
Ava Powers
B: 1927-06-24
D: 2017-08-06
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Powers, Ava
Mary NeCollins
B: 1923-05-08
D: 2017-07-29
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NeCollins, Mary
Sr. Anne Mongoven OP
B: 1927-12-21
D: 2017-07-29
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Mongoven OP, Sr. Anne
Ruth Averkamp
B: 1930-08-19
D: 2017-07-20
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Averkamp, Ruth
Rita Helbing
B: 1957-06-27
D: 2017-07-14
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Helbing, Rita
Catherine Weber
B: 1920-09-09
D: 2017-07-05
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Weber, Catherine
Laura Dall
B: 1963-12-28
D: 2017-06-21
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Dall, Laura
Mary Richardson
B: 1924-03-18
D: 2017-06-19
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Richardson, Mary
Mary Salzmann
B: 1926-04-07
D: 2017-06-13
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Salzmann, Mary
LaVern Hill
B: 1921-07-13
D: 2017-06-05
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Hill, LaVern
Ervin Engelke
B: 1945-10-23
D: 2017-06-03
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Engelke, Ervin
Roselin Splinter
B: 1924-08-25
D: 2017-05-29
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Splinter, Roselin
Debra Kaiser
B: 1959-09-20
D: 2017-05-29
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Kaiser, Debra
Richard Schutjer
B: 1939-09-05
D: 2017-05-07
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Schutjer, Richard
Dorrance Dean
B: 1947-09-12
D: 2017-05-06
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Dean, Dorrance
Alice Kaiser
B: 1939-06-17
D: 2017-04-27
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Kaiser, Alice
Eugene Hasken
B: 1935-02-20
D: 2017-04-22
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Hasken, Eugene

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Cloisonne Urns

Cloisonne is the art of applying enamel of all colors to the surface of a copper or bronze object, which is then fired to become a bright and colorful work of art. This technique reached its perfection as a result of the efforts of Chinese artisans. Chinese cloisonne became the standard by which to measure the quality and appraise the beauty of cloisonne world wide. This ranks as one of China's major contributions to the world's fine arts.

 


Stage 1:
The meticulous process begins with a gentle hammering to shape an unbreakable solid brass core.

Stage 2:
Then an intricate design is formed using a precise copper wire netting.


Stage 3:
Next, chosen colors of enamel are bonded to the core and fired in the kiln. The fire process hardens the finish and smooths the finish to the core.


Stage 4:
This step is repeated several times to enhance the beauty and durability of the design. The hand laid enamel is unique to each urn.

Stage 5:The urn is then gently hand-scored and polished for a smooth surface further exposing the fine copper / bronze wire accentuating the overall appearance.


Stage 6:
Lastly, the urn is gilded to protect the brass from rust, as well as to create a lasting and bright shining finish. These urns are all individually unique and of fine quality.

Memento urns to hold a portion of the cremated remains accompany many of the urns.  Contact us if you are interested in a memento for a particular urn.

 

   
   
   
   
   
   

 

Anasazi

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Contemporary Chinese Cloisonne featuring copper with layers of enamel. Southwest-inspired designs in lapis or emerald.
Rose Copper Cloisonne

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Also available in black copper, gold copper, blue copper, and green copper. Matching heart and sharing keepsakes are available.

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