The Font O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl™

  • The Font O' Fire Story

    The Font O' Fire is perhaps my most versatile firebowl, equally at home in a wide variety of settings from rural to urban, rustic to high modern. Cradled in this shallow form, flames burn close, in an intimate display.

    The Font O' Fire embodies grace and simplicity, inspired by ideals of design so central to human experience they recur throughout history. In the only surviving book on architecture from the classical era, Vitruvius insisted a structure embody three qualities— it must be solid, useful, beautiful. Almost 2000 years later, Alvar Aalto said "We should work for simple, good, undecorated things… but things which are in harmony with the human being."

    The Buddhist concept of wabi-sabi teaches that attention to the simplest objects, natural or manmade, helps connect us to our real world and avoid stress, distraction and unnecessary thoughts. Wabi translates as rustic simplicity, freshness, or understated elegance and refers to quirks of construction which make each object unique. Sabi is the beauty or serenity seen in the patina and wear of daily use. This focus on natural, changing, unique objects allows us to find the most simple objects interesting, fascinating and beautiful.

    Frederic Chopin once said, "Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art." It is this simplicity that is the Font O' Fire's greatest strength.

    You can experience the Font O' Fire at: 

    • Glenn Hotel, Atlanta GA
    • Rancho Las Palmas Resort, Rancho Mirage CA
    • Hotel Indigo Athens, Athens GA
    • Oshima Sushi, Sacramento, CA
  • Product details: The Font O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl

    Dimensions: 30" Diameter, 12" high overall, base is 12" in diameter and 6" tall. Weight: 80 pounds

    Sculptural Firebowls are cut from 1/4 inch steel, TEN TIMES thicker than most mass-produced fire pits.

    Sculptural Firebowls are hand made from American made High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Cold-Rolled Steel.

    Sculptural Firebowls are are signed by the artist with a stainless steel signature plate.

    The finish is a natural rust patina which is self-healing and protects the metal from further oxidation.

    A one inch hole in the bowl's center provides drainage and makes gas conversion simple.

    Four small holes above the base provide air flow for the fire and prevent propane from accumulating if the bowl is converted to LP gas.

  • Propane and Natural Gas options (sold separately):

    Sculptural Firebowls are suitable for wood, propane or natural gas and ship ready-to-fit for clean-burning propane or natural gas.

    Upgrade kits are sold separately: Hearth Products Controls (HPC) makes a wide variety of UL listed burner kits that will easily convert my firebowls to natural gas or propane. The best option is to purchase them on Amazon with free shipping and simple returns if needed. I cannot provide tech support as I am not an expert in gas or plumbing but instructions are included and HPC can be contacted directly if you need further support.

    For Natural gas burner kits, shop here
    For Propane burner kits, shop here

    Specification Chart for Firebowl Gas Accessories:

    Want to compare specs for different firebowl designs? View this chart which lists all my Firebowl designs and shows the correct size for burners and pans, how many pounds of glass each design holds and how many BTUs they use.

  • Enjoy free shipping on all Sculptural Firebowl orders

    Your Sculptural Firebowl arrives on a delivery truck with a lift gate.

    Please provide a daytime phone number with your order so the delivery service can schedule an appointment at your convenience.

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