The Font O' Fire 30 inch Sculptural Firebowl
By John T Unger Studio
The Font O' Fire is in stock and ready to ship.
I hope to have more soon, but: because all of my firebowls are cut from recycled steel tanks, supplies depend on who scraps what, when. The tanks I use to make the Font O' Fire from are much less common, hence harder to find. More about sizes and sourcing of materials.
Dimensions: 30" Diameter, 12" high overall, base is 12" in diameter. Weight: 80 pounds
- Sculptural Firebowls are delivered on an 18 wheel semi. R&L Carriers requires a daytime phone number to schedule your delivery.
- Price includes shipping for US orders and Canada, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.
- Email your shipping address for rates to Alaska and Hawaii.
- Click here for my worldwide store to purchase outside the US or Canada.
Propane and Natural Gas:
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 by Steven Stegall at FireCrystals. Steven has designed an easy-to-install, drop-in kit for gas conversion. To order call Steven at 805.237.9188.
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
Art, Made by hand in America
Sculptural Firebowls are unique works of art hand-cut by artist John T. Unger. No two are exactly alike, as the designs are drawn free-hand. Each firebowl is signed with a stainless steel nameplate that guarantees authenticity.
Reborn from the ashes of industry
My art is cut from 100% recycled, American made steel. If my job as an artist is to fill the world with "more things," I feel it is equally important that I reclaim materials from the waste stream to make space for my work.
Designed to become an everlasting part of your family tradition, Sculptural Firebowls come with a Dynasty Guarantee— a legacy to be passed down to your children and theirs.
Freight included in price
Price includes shipping for US orders and Canada, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Your phone number is required for the freight carrier to schedule a delivery appointment.