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Paul Porter

My folks urns

I made these urns at the request of my parents. I lost my mom in December of 07 and my dad in January of this year. Both urns are made from mesquite with desert ironwood accents. The short fat urn is my dads with an carved ironwood bear attached to the lid. The bear has a fish in his mouth. My dad loved to fish. I think he had more fishing tackle than most sporting good stores. I bought the bear in a Mexican imports store. This urn is about 12 or 13 inches in diameter and eight or nine inches tall. The wood came from a tree being taken out to widen a street in Phoenix. The tall urn is my mothers. The colored bead in the finial represents one of her favorite colors. It is eight or nine inches in diameter and about 12 inches tall. The wood for this urn came from a relatives ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona. This photo was taken by a professional photographer. I traded a hollow form for the photos. As always, all comments welcome.

My folks urns
Paul Porter, Mar 28, 2009
    • Norm Smith
      Paul, Both Urns are beautiful and the finiels make them distinct.
    • Mark Placek
      Wonderful creations!
      A very well thought idea.
      The mesquite and the ironwood work nicely together with these urns.
      Well Done.
    • George Van Beynen
      Paul, my condolences go out to you and your family. Your two urns are indeed a tribute to both of your parents.
    • Clemens
      Beautifully done.
    • Paul Porter
      Thanks for your comments.

      George - I was a real surprise to see you last week. I hope your travels in the Southwest went well.
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