14 December 2015

YURNS Turns One, First Year in Review



One year ago today, we launched our new line of sculptural works, YURNS by MorzArt!
This endeavor to create unique cremation urns has been a blessing for our art and hearts. We are so grateful our path has led us to this work, and are humbled to create our special memorials for those grieving the loss of a loved one.
We are encouraged by positive feedback and are happy to report that we have sold 26 YURNS, in 9 states and 3 countries. It is an exciting future as we progress forward, and over the course of this next year, we hope to devote more time into growing our business and introducing new models into our production line.
Many thanks to each of you for your support!

20 November 2015

Gift for Helping Those Who are Grieving...His Last Guitar



"You folks made a beautiful urn ( the guitar ) for my husband last month. I call it his last guitar. He dearly loved playing and teaching guitar ( taught our son, and the grandkids and a couple friends ). I was going to settle for regular type of urn and then found you guys. I can`t tell you how much my family and love what you have made for us. It makes it hurt just a little bit less to see the guitar, you did a beautiful job. Thank you so much. You have a GOD given gift for helping those who are grieving feel better about where they put the ashes of their loved one. Thank you and GOD BLESS."  -  Kay K.

04 November 2015

Personalization is a Paramount Premium



 "I'm a funeral director and I just hit a home run with my family (client) because of MorzArt! Thank you Rob & Jamaica for your energy and efforts. I enjoyed getting to know you. I look forward to continued partnership. Thank you for understanding that personalization is a paramount premium in our industry." -  Vinson O.

20 October 2015

On a Roll...Shipping Guitar Urn Orders



We've been blessed with Guitar YURN sales...Today we're mailing out 3 with a 4th in the works!  Thanks to the sweet ladies at Bastrop Mail & Signs who take special care to make sure they are packed securely, so that the urns make it safely to waiting families.

Love Dad, Memorials for 2 Sisters




"Love Dad" custom guitar YURN with a father's signature to his daughters.

24 September 2015

15 September 2015

27 July 2015

New Sand Dollar Model In the Works



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04 July 2015

First Cast for a Special Catch


Our newest YURN model is complete! Introducing our new Catfish YURN...We were commissioned to do this special first cast for our friends, the Flickinger Family. In loving memory of Milton Wayne Flickinger of Houston, Texas.


Over the holiday weekend, we joined our friends at their father's lake house and delivered their dad's Catfish YURN.  


"It is so completely perfect & so fitting for our dad. I don't know how we could ever thank you enough."   - Terri S.

"This is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much, you just don't know how perfect it is!"   - Laura C.

"Thank you so much. Grandpa would be thoroughly impressed. I know I don't speak for just myself when I say that I couldn't be happier with how beautiful this ended up. You truly have a gift. Thanks again."   - Jacob C.

27 June 2015

After Such A Loss...YURNS are Easier to Look at.


We received this message with a recent order for a Bass Fish YURN:

"I just want to tell you that I lost my youngest son... I have put off buying an urn because I was looking for something special. I knew exactly what I wanted and when I saw this urn I knew it was the reason why I waited. My son was an avid fisherman and this represents him perfectly. Thank you for making unique urns which also make it easier for a parent to look at after such a loss."  - Myrna A.

06 June 2015

YURN'ing for a New Workshop


 
We are excited to have a new work space to build our YURNS! After working around some great spring rain, we completed the shell and electrical, and moved our YURNS supplies inside today!
We lost our prior shop in the Bastrop wildfire a few years ago, and for us, this new creative space has been a long time coming.
In order to move forward with our art endeavors, we were in major need of replacing our workshop, and moving our supplies/equipment out of our living room.  We decided to reuse the existing concrete slab where our old shop stood.
This is a exciting step towards progress with the business, and healing for our creative souls to have a new space to work!

30 May 2015

Our First Print Ad

We did our first print ad in a local Bastrop County publication for visitors and residents. Included with our ad was a very nice write-up about YURNS. Additionally, Jamaica was a Contributing Graphic Designer, creating a portion of the ads in the magazine. "The Guide to Bastrop County 2015-16":

16 May 2015

MorzArt In Training



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23 April 2015

Fishing Around and Reelin'em In

We now have our YURNS listed with 6 distributors!....and...
Our YURNS can now be found at Distinctive Life! You may have seen Distinctive Life on the Dallas/Houston/Austin news....they are not your typical Funeral Home, and we are excited to be working with them......www.distinctivelife.com/see-the-difference/


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22 April 2015

It's Obvious They Love What They Do...Simply Beautiful




We received this lovely review on our first Etsy shop sale. We are so honored to have the opportunity to work with this family and create this personalized guitar YURN. It was very special to us that they shared videos of their son singing and playing his guitar. God rest his beautiful and talented soul.

"When my son passed we were desperate to find an urn that reflected his love of the guitar. We were excited when we found MorzArt on Etsy. The owners of the shop are sincere, caring, and really cool people. It's obvious they love what they do and it is reflected in their work. The urn is PERFECT. Simply beautiful. All of our family and friends were very impressed with this unique way having our son in our home. Rarely, if ever, do you deal with the people behind the product when you make an internet purchase. In this case Rob and Jamaica were readily available and added some personal touches just for our son. I highly recommend them. Their work is heartfelt and truly special."  - Jerry L.

19 April 2015

New Model In the Works: Catfish



The beginnings of a Catfish YURN...an old family friend has requested a special order for her father-in-law who loved to fishing at his family's lake house.  They had been putting off finding a permanent urn that fit his personality...once they saw our Bass Angler urn, they knew a Catfish would be perfect for their dad.

11 April 2015

Personalized Guitar YURN

For a young man from Pennsylvania...

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10 April 2015

She Was Pure Sunshine




Doris June Forsythe

January 4, 1931 - April 2, 2015


Over the last month, we had the profound experience of caring for Jamaica's grandmother, Doris June, as she made her transition from this Earth. Cancer went mis/undiagnosed and by the time she received an official diagnosis, it had spread into her lymphatic system and spine...hospice arrived that same day.
For 22 days we were able to care for her and tell her how much we love her- although short, we appreciate that time and opportunity. She was pure sunshine and joy to all who knew her and she will be deeply missed. 
Many thanks to our buddy, Stephen, at Star of Texas Casket Company for collaborating with us on her sentimental and personalized Cedar casket. It was beautiful and we know she would have loved the special touches carved into it for her. Rest in peace, sweet Doie, your legacy of love, faith and laughter lives on in your children, grand and great.

21 February 2015

A Night-Owl and A Butterfly


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03 February 2015

Online Resellers Feature Our Urns





Novelty Urns: Behind the Scenes


The creative process for the artisans behind these unique urns comes from a place of authenticity and relating to everyday people. They look for the simple things that bring joy. The urns are subjects that represent people's passions and interests, reflecting their individuality and honor a life well-lived.

Each of these urns is a work of art produced solely by the team of two artisans. Their hands-on approach produces artisan quality sculptures that will vary slightly from piece to piece. No two will ever be exactly alike creating an heirloom-quality, unique work of art.

With a subject in mind, the artisans strive to create an iconic sculpture by modeling a clay representation. When they are satisfied with their model, they create a plaster mold of it. With a mold they employ a traditional slip-cast method to produce a hollow-bodied clay vessel.

Once the slip sets up in the mold and the clay piece is removed, the unfired clay or “greenware” is shaped, added to and refined as needed. At this stage, the artisans place high-temperature wire hangers into the clay body for wall-mounted pieces and hand cut the vessel’s opening for the inurnment hatch.

Once the greenware sculpting is complete, the piece air dries and is fired in a kiln to temperatures nearing 2000°F. The application of extreme heat to the clay body causes a chemical and physical reaction creating a permanently hardened material. The urns are hand-painted either before or after the kiln fire. A variety glazes or oxide washes are used in combination with acrylic paints, metallic waxes and a sealer to create the finishes of each product. Each urns takes about five to seven days from cast to finish.

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21 January 2015

Our Virtual Doors are Now Open on Etsy.com



We're all set up and ready to go!  Our YURNS can now be found and purchased through our Etsy Shop: