We handcraft sacred wooden urns to hold ashes in loving memory.

Robert Woods works with his natural environment to handcraft beautiful wooden urns from hardwood trees native to the Smoky Mountains. These elegant urns will securely hold ashes for burial, for long-term safekeeping, or for a ceremonial spreading of ashes.

  • Each urn is a signed original work of art
  • Pet-sized urns are available in all styles
  • Companion-sized (double capacity) urns made by commission
Celebrate and Honor

Robert Woods Gallery creates the most beautiful handcrafted wood-turned urns for the placement of ashes (cremains) on the market today.  Our goal is to help you celebrate and honor your loved one with a beautiful and functional vessel crafted from nature with care and devotion. Each urn is made from hardwoods such as maple, black walnut, and cherry. The urns are skillfully hand-turned on a wood lathe with the utmost of care, then finely finished to bring out the natural beauty of the wood.

Appalachia Urns with Robert Woods

 About the Artist
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Robert Woods has been turning wood into works of art ever since he was introduced to the craft of wood-turning at the John C. Campbell Folk School in 2000.  Over time he has developed his own style of turning and designs. Robert lives and works in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina and he has been inspired to create these beautiful urns, not just for function, but as objects of comfort during this deeply felt time.