Touchstones are a moveable sculpture in neutral tones that bring a sense of calm and stillness into your living space . Picking them up, feeling their weight and holding them can become a mindful practise and bring comfort during the grieving process.   Feel the contrast between the rough and the smooth as you turn them over in your hand.    The set of three placed on a concrete rectangular base tile creates a piece of modern minimalist home decor with a meditative zen-like feel.  

A modern, discreet and tactile alternative to a conventional urn.


The Touchstones Sculpture comprises a SET OF THREE touchstones on a rectangular concrete base plate.


The stones are available in two colour combinations:

PALE - for subtle neutral shades

STRONG - for more dramatic colour contrast




Colour of Touchstones
  • 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.

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Casting Ashes, 6 Bank St, St Columb Major, Cornwall, TR9 6AU 


Telephone:  01637 889038