“I like extravagance but I cannot bear waste." Is my motto and my pieces reflect this. As I incorporate reclaimed steel in most of my sculptures.
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 my design and making from my workshop in North Norfolk.
Simply put I collect steel shapes, then with minimal cutting and lots of welding I turn these shapes into sculptures. Then set fire to them!
As most of my sculptures are bowl in shape they can be used as planters, a feature or fires.
I frequently exhibit at shows and craft fairs in East Anglia. Please go to my Events page to see where my sculptures and I will be.
I currently have 3 distinct bowl styles. These are: layered plates, heavy duty single piece pressings or chain and wire rope windings. The bowls are separate to their stands as this eases moving and transporting them. Bowl types and stand designs are generally interchangeable. Cooking equipment can be provided for all of the bowls too.
As part of the commission process I like to meet face to face to discuss. I show my work at many events throughout the year and am always very happy to meet with clients at my workshop. There you can see my current designs and style, then together we can choose your preferred style along with dimensions and any additions. I will then take the plan to the welder and create. I will keep you involved during the making process, updating you with pictures of progress throughout, allowing you to be part of your unique bowls creation.
Usually I like 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.