A favorite returning Midwest BunFest vendor, Black Pug Pottery also creates lovely pet memorial tombs for pet ashes. Fashioned after the mausoleums of New Orleans, their Pet Tombs are little works of art in themselves, recreating the beauty and architecture of those mausoleums.
Custom-created urns are another option offered by the artists at Black Pug Pottery. Regular readers will remember my Arctic, an elderly bunny who had to adapt to a new family and household at ten years of age, who subsequently survived head tilt and the loss of her companion of many years, yet remained cheerful and affectionate no matter what. The beautiful urn created for her by Black Pug Pottery is a grand final resting place for her ashes, and a fine tribute to the memory of this little bunny.
Rebecca sends photos of your pet tomb at every step of the way – from the first slabs of rolled clay to the finished piece sitting in the kiln awaiting firing. Every aspect of the construction is subject to your approval. After two firings, the structure is ready for glazing. The Pet Tombs website shows all the colors of glaze available, but if need help in deciding what would look best, Rebecca will very kindly make recommendations and help you decide.
Earlier this year, Rebecca again handcrafted a beautiful tribute for another of this author’s pets. My cat Rosie was found 17 years ago, badly injured, in the garden of a kind veterinarian. That veterinarian tended to the kitty’s wounds, and shortly thereafter we adopted Rosie, who led a happy life and peacefully passed away this past spring. I contacted Rebecca, and explained that an urn design with any features reminiscent of a garden would be lovely and appropriate for Rosie. You can see the beautifully detailed results in the slideshow photo,
Come to Midwest BunFest on Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 and see the art of Black Pug Pottery for yourself. Hosted by the Ohio House Rabbit Rescue, Midwest BunFest is the largest rabbit festival and exposition in the Eastern United States, and the only event of its kind in the Midwest. This network of individuals, organizations and corporate and foundation partners comes together to share knowledge, educate the public, network, and improve quality of life for the house rabbit, the third most popular pet in America.
Midwest BunFest is now in a new, larger venue at the Ramada Plaza, 4900 Sinclair Road in Columbus, Ohio. Admission is only $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12 years old, and children under 5 years of age are free. For complete event details, check out the Midwest BunFest website at www.midwestbunfest.org.