About Paper Turtle

Paper Turtle sprang to life in 2009 with our first biodegradable urn, a small turtle made of recycled paper designed for water burial. Production was originally established in Haiti as a partnership with local artisans, and was later relocated to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In 2015, the focus of Paper Turtle was expanded to include ceramic urns for people and pets. Our biodegradable urns are currently sold around the world and Laura Bruzzese's ceramic work is collected nationally.

Laura Bruzzese

Paper Turtle artist, owner

“I was so pleased to place the ashes of my beloved father into the beauty and serenity of one of Laura’s Aspens urns. Laura’s personal grace and warmth add an additional dimension of comfort to my dad’s final resting place.”  -Rob

handmade urns for
people & pets