The bold qualities of clay, combined with the handmade shapes, leads to an overall playful image. The words play and fun are appropriate in this medium, while the words death or funeral would not be.
Here, the handmade qualities really show through. The bold, organic forms would be difficult to recreate digitally. The overlapping and imperfections emphasize the fact that this was made by hand. This would be a great technique for a unique typeset or logo.