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 quarter inch steel, TEN TIMES thicker than mass-produced fire pits.
    Sculptural Firebowls are hand made from American made High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Cold-Rolled Steel.
    A one inch hole in the bowl's center provides drainage and makes gas conversion simple.


    Material: Sculptural Firebowls are handmade from American made High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Cold-Rolled Steel.
    A one inch hole in the bowl's center provides drainage and makes gas conversion simple.

  • 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 by Steven Stegall at FireCrystals. Steven makes drop-in kits for all of my firebowl designs. To order, or for a free consultation, call Steven at 866.875.6615.

    I've partnered with Steven instead of offering kits myself because he is an expert in gas installations and conversions. He can walk you through the many choices and variables to customize a kit to fit your project exactly. He is also excellent at support if you or your builder have questions.

    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. It also links to the sales page and the spec sheets for each FireCrystals product. You can use the chart to research your project on your own, but I highly reccomend talking to Steven to figure out the best options for your project.

  • Enjoy complimentary white glove delivery on all Sculptural Firebowl orders

    Your Sculptural Firebowl arrives on a delivery truck with a lift gate. A two person team will unpack your firebowl, place it in your location of choice, assemble it for you and remove all packaging when finished.

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

    • Price includes free white glove delivery for US orders and Canada, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.
    • Email your shipping address for rates to Alaska and Hawaii or to purchase outside the US or Canada.

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