Touchstones are a moveable sculpture in neutral tones that bring a sense of calm and stillness into your living space - a modern, discreet and tactile alternative to a conventional urn.
The Touchstones Sculpture comprises a SET OF THREE holding stones in complimenary natural tones. The set also includes a rectangular concrete base plate, decorate slate and a candle. The base plate is ornamental only and does ot contain ashes.
Choose EARTH TONES for a stronger colour pigmentation and SOFT NEUTRALS for the paler subtle tones. Please bear in mind that photos show a contrast to help you make a favoured colour choice but will not be a direct representation as every casting is different and your Touchstone Sculpture will be unique.
The stones are ergonomically designed to fit your hand for holding and turning as an interactive experience. Picking them up, feeling their weight and holding them can become a mindful practise and bring comfort during the grieving process. The contrast between the rough and smooth surfaces - which is the natural result of working with raw materials, becomes an analogy for the 'rough and smooth' of life. Placed on a concrete rectangular base tile, the set of three holding stones creates a piece of minimalist home decor with a meditative zen-like feel.
The Touchstones Sculpture 2 comprises a SET OF THREE touchstones on a rectangular concrete base plate.
Size of stones: 9 x 6 x 4 cm
Weight approx 280g
The base plate is ornamental only and does ot contain ashes.
The stones are available in two colour combinations:
SOFT NEUTRALS - for subtle calming shades
EARTH TONES - for stronger pigmentation mimicing the Cornish coastal landscape
Concrete is made using locally sourced crushed granite dust to which we add a polymer bonding agent to make the concrete frost proof and waterproof. Cement dye is added to create natural tones. The touchstones are waxed and polished at the final part of the process. As you handle them the natural oils from your skin will enhance the patina over time. You can use a quality furniture polish to care for your touchstones to keep them looking shiny if you choose.
Ashes will be distributed evenly between the three touchstones.
The base plate is for decoration only and will not contain ashes.
Dimensions of base plate: 37 x 15 x 2 cm
Most notably, with the addition of cremation ashes the cement aggregate becomes a unique composition - making each piece is a new creation with its own character and charm. This includes surface markings such as granular patterns and air bubbles that naturally occur in the artisan process. Therefore please bear in mind that photos shown are for display only. Direct replication is impossible, so with a tonal choice for example colour match may not be exact as the pigment to cement ratio may differ slightly.
We do not do multiple orders at the same time but give our full attention to each individual order. We light a candle and devote the time to casting the ashes mindfully on behalf of you and your family.