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Of all the pieces Julie Moore crafts in her home studio, the most popular is a brightly colored fabric vessel she calls "the party jar". But in this case, the guest of honor is inside the jar.As cremations soar, more people are looking for urns that, well, don't look like urns.For the family of Devo guitarist Bob Casale, the company created an urn shaped like "The Energy Dome" – the synth pop/new wave band's iconic tiered hat.The Raleigh woodturner works almost exclusively with trees that have died naturally, going where the wood's grain and imperfections take him. His urns range in price from $300 for a 1.78-cubic-meter piece made from a black cherry stump to $5,200 for a 11.4-cubic-meter red maple burl "companion" urn.Moore got into funerary art through her own interest in "green burial".Urns intended for burial are made entirely of organic, biodegradable materials.Raleigh resident Norma Marti bought her own party jar about two years ago.
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