I design and create all of my fire bowls and sculptures from recycled steel. "I like extravagance but i cannot bear waste." Is my motto and i feel my pieces reflect this.
I have been working with metal since my early teens and set up Ablaze Bowls in 2017 after my first fire bowl commission. I do all of my design and making from my workshop near Rudham in North Norfolk. Quite a bit of my time is spent looking for new materials in the scrap yards of Norfolk.
I frequently exhibit at county shows and craft fairs in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, please take a look a my Events page and come and see my work.
I currently have 3 distinct styles that i tend to make fire bowls in. These are: layered plates, heavy duty single piece pressings with cleaning lids, helical chain or wire rope. All bowls are unique but tend to be based on one of these styles.
As part of the commission process i would ideally meet you at an event or the workshop. There you can see my current designs and style and together we can choose a style and some dimensions. I will then take the plan to the welder and create, during the process i will send you pictures of progress and keep you involved. Typically a few ways of adding a bit of flair to the design appear once i get started and i like to get your opinion on which to proceed with.
Usually i look to deliver the piece locally as part of the price but if you live outside of East Anglia this can be factored in. I have found homes for some of my pieces abroad.