King Isosceles 37� Firebowl

King Isosceles 37� Firebowl
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From the Artist: The King Isosceles Story The King Isosceles firebowl embodies an intriguing geometric aesthetic within the deep curves cut into its profile. The lines of the King Isosceles speak of a pleasing simplicity, a clean and subtle elegance. These lines are a symbol of reason and rigor, of comfort and symmetry, of civilization built on classical forms and knowledge. Western culture has long held the austere beauty of Euclidean geometry to be a glimpse into an otherworldly system of perfection and certainty, even as its proofs are grounded solidly in the natural laws of the material world. As a sculptor, I’m fascinated by form, volume and geometry. The simplest designs are often the most difficult to get right� they must meet a higher standard of perfection than organic forms, as any error immediately draws the eye. For me, art is best when it overlaps myth and math, symbol and science, form and function. Warranty and Return Policy John T. Unger offers a Dynasty Guarantee on all Sculptural Firebowl models available to vendors, meaning they will last many lifetimes. He follows the same return policy as Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee. All artwork is eligible for return and replacement if it arrives damaged or broken or is materially different than represented as described. Sculptural Firebowls may arrive with some marks or scratches due to the fact that they are made from recycled materials. These scratches are considered to add history and character rather than being a defect eligible for return. Firebowl Patina and Finish All bowls are shipped with natural patina. If the rust finish is a concern (particularly around pools or fountains) a high temperature spray paint can be used to paint the bowl on site. High temp spray paint for grills is available at most any hardware store and will work fine on your firebowl. You can also use high temp automotive spray paints designed for engine blocks. These come in a wider color selection and can be found at auto parts stores. Painting the bowl is recommended only once it is on the site where it will be used. It is harder to fix a scratch in paint than it is to paint from scratch, and scratches are likely to occur during shipping. John T. Unger does not have the facilities to paint firebowls before shipping. Should any stains occur after painting, they are easy to remove with household cleansers designed to remove rust such as CLR. Firebowl Safety If you plan to use your firebowl on a wooden or plastic lumber deck, you MUST place a heat shielding pad, firebrick or concrete paver under the base. The firebowl does not transfer enough heat to set fire to a deck, but the base gets hot enough to brand marks into the wood. The best way to insulate a deck when using a gas firebowl is to make a small square of firebrick to set the bowl on. This allows you to easily run gas from below without having to drill or cut holes in a one-piece barrier. Other options include using a concrete paver (like a round stepping stone) or a slab of stone. Chidren and pets should be closely supervised around the firebowls. The steel does get hot when a fire is in use and the bowl can be sharp when handled without work gloves. Allow firebowls to cool for at least several hours before touching the steel. Abraham Lincoln was known to read Euclid’s Geometry by candlelight, convinced its mathematical proofs would quicken his logic and oratory in the courtroom. The King Isosceles firebowl is a modernist homage to this classical approach to eloquence, and my hope is that it will inspire your stories told round the blaze..

Big Bowl O Zen 37� Firebowl

Big Bowl O Zen 37� Firebowl
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From the Artist: The Big Bowl O Zen Story Every home needs a center of serenity. The calm lines of the Big Bowl O’ Zen make a statement without speaking loudly. It just is. Equally modern and ancient, classical yet contemporary, the Big Bowl O’ Zen brings balance to any landscape design. A perfect hemisphere of heavy duty steel on a slim, nearly hidden base, the Big Bowl O’ Zen is as simple as truth, as solid as the foundations of knowledge. As the focal point of a meditative space the Big Bowl O’ Zen holds it’s own council and invites you to peer deeply into the fire to contemplate the spheres of existence. Warranty and Return Policy John T. Unger offers a Dynasty Guarantee on all Sculptural Firebowl models available to vendors, meaning they will last many lifetimes. He follows the same return policy as Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee. All artwork is eligible for return and replacement if it arrives damaged or broken or is materially different than represented as described. Sculptural Firebowls may arrive with some marks or scratches due to the fact that they are made from recycled materials. These scratches are considered to add history and character rather than being a defect eligible for return. Firebowl Patina and Finish All bowls are shipped with natural patina. If the rust finish is a concern (particularly around pools or fountains) a high temperature spray paint can be used to paint the bowl on site. High temp spray paint for grills is available at most any hardware store and will work fine on your firebowl. You can also use high temp automotive spray paints designed for engine blocks. These come in a wider color selection and can be found at auto parts stores. Painting the bowl is recommended only once it is on the site where it will be used. It is harder to fix a scratch in paint than it is to paint from scratch, and scratches are likely to occur during shipping. John T. Unger does not have the facilities to paint firebowls before shipping. Should any stains occur after painting, they are easy to remove with household cleansers designed to remove rust such as CLR. Firebowl Safety If you plan to use your firebowl on a wooden or plastic lumber deck, you MUST place a heat shielding pad, firebrick or concrete paver under the base. The firebowl does not transfer enough heat to set fire to a deck, but the base gets hot enough to brand marks into the wood. The best way to insulate a deck when using a gas firebowl is to make a small square of firebrick to set the bowl on. This allows you to easily run gas from below without having to drill or cut holes in a one-piece barrier. Other options include using a concrete paver (like a round stepping stone) or a slab of stone. Chidren and pets should be closely supervised around the firebowls. The steel does get hot when a fire is in use and the bowl can be sharp when handled without work gloves. Allow firebowls to cool for at least several hours before touching the steel. Abraham Lincoln was known to read Euclid’s Geometry by candlelight, convinced its mathematical proofs would quicken his logic and oratory in the courtroom. The King Isosceles firebowl is a modernist homage to this classical approach to eloquence, and my hope is that it will inspire your stories told round the blaze..

Waves O’ Fire 37� Bowl

Waves O' Fire 37� Bowl
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From the Artist: The Waves O’ Fire Story Symmetrical spirals of steel and space surround the edge of the Waves O’ Fire. Like the mirror effect of still water, the shape of these cascading waves are reflected in the empty trough between them. Curlicues curled under, an eternal surf cut in steel. The Waves O’ Fire brings together all of the four elements: Fire when lit, Water in the design, Air to feed the fire and Earth in the steel itself. It’s a full-on Feng Shui garden feature in a classical and pleasing design. I particularly love the shadows cast by this design the play of light and dark extends the metaphor of balance and harmony. Of all my Sculptural Firebowl designs, this one creates some of the most beautiful reflections when sited by a pool or reflecting pond. Warranty and Return Policy John T. Unger offers a Dynasty Guarantee on all Sculptural Firebowl models available to vendors, meaning they will last many lifetimes. He follows the same return policy as Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee. All artwork is eligible for return and replacement if it arrives damaged or broken or is materially different than represented as described. Sculptural Firebowls may arrive with some marks or scratches due to the fact that they are made from recycled materials. These scratches are considered to add history and character rather than being a defect eligible for return. Firebowl Patina and Finish All bowls are shipped with natural patina. If the rust finish is a concern (particularly around pools or fountains) a high temperature spray paint can be used to paint the bowl on site. High temp spray paint for grills is available at most any hardware store and will work fine on your firebowl. You can also use high temp automotive spray paints designed for engine blocks. These come in a wider color selection and can be found at auto parts stores. Painting the bowl is recommended only once it is on the site where it will be used. It is harder to fix a scratch in paint than it is to paint from scratch, and scratches are likely to occur during shipping. John T. Unger does not have the facilities to paint firebowls before shipping. Should any stains occur after painting, they are easy to remove with household cleansers designed to remove rust such as CLR. Firebowl Safety If you plan to use your firebowl on a wooden or plastic lumber deck, you MUST place a heat shielding pad, firebrick or concrete paver under the base. The firebowl does not transfer enough heat to set fire to a deck, but the base gets hot enough to brand marks into the wood. The best way to insulate a deck when using a gas firebowl is to make a small square of firebrick to set the bowl on. This allows you to easily run gas from below without having to drill or cut holes in a one-piece barrier. Other options include using a concrete paver (like a round stepping stone) or a slab of stone. Chidren and pets should be closely supervised around the firebowls. The steel does get hot when a fire is in use and the bowl can be sharp when handled without work gloves. Allow firebowls to cool for at least several hours before touching the steel. Abraham Lincoln was known to read Euclid’s Geometry by candlelight, convinced its mathematical proofs would quicken his logic and oratory in the courtroom. The King Isosceles firebowl is a modernist homage to this classical approach to eloquence, and my hope is that it will inspire your stories told round the blaze..

Big Bowl O Canada 37� Firebowl

Big Bowl O Canada 37� Firebowl
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From the Artist: The Big Bowl O Canada Story The Big Bowl O Canada takes it’s name from Canada’s National Anthem, composed in 1880 by Calixa Lavallee, a talented musician whose father worked as a woodcutter, blacksmith and luthier. Although many variations of the song exist, in multiple languages, the tune is the same for all. I couldn’t resist the connection between music and sculpture, between firebowls, lumberjacks and blacksmithing. The idea of art arising from hard work, skill and a grounding in the natural world is at the heart of this design. The motif was inspired by a custom Great Bowl O’ Fire for a Calgary client who requested a stylized flame in the shape of a maple leaf. I liked the results so much that it moved me to create a design especially for the Great White North. I’ve shipped firebowls all across Canada, from Vancouver to Halifax. As the second largest land mass on earth, that’s a lot of ground to cover. Filled with natural beauty and wonders, peopled by folks who love the outdoors, I can’t think of any place that has more use for a firebowl that is solid and durable, beautiful and meaningful, large enough to gather a group of friends under a huge night sky Warranty and Return Policy John T. Unger offers a Dynasty Guarantee on all Sculptural Firebowl models available to vendors, meaning they will last many lifetimes. He follows the same return policy as Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee. All artwork is eligible for return and replacement if it arrives damaged or broken or is materially different than represented as described. Sculptural Firebowls may arrive with some marks or scratches due to the fact that they are made from recycled materials. These scratches are considered to add history and character rather than being a defect eligible for return. Firebowl Patina and Finish All bowls are shipped with natural patina. If the rust finish is a concern (particularly around pools or fountains) a high temperature spray paint can be used to paint the bowl on site. High temp spray paint for grills is available at most any hardware store and will work fine on your firebowl. You can also use high temp automotive spray paints designed for engine blocks. These come in a wider color selection and can be found at auto parts stores. Painting the bowl is recommended only once it is on the site where it will be used. It is harder to fix a scratch in paint than it is to paint from scratch, and scratches are likely to occur during shipping. John T. Unger does not have the facilities to paint firebowls before shipping. Should any stains occur after painting, they are easy to remove with household cleansers designed to remove rust such as CLR. Firebowl Safety If you plan to use your firebowl on a wooden or plastic lumber deck, you MUST place a heat shielding pad, firebrick or concrete paver under the base. The firebowl does not transfer enough heat to set fire to a deck, but the base gets hot enough to brand marks into the wood. The best way to insulate a deck when using a gas firebowl is to make a small square of firebrick to set the bowl on. This allows you to easily run gas from below without having to drill or cut holes in a one-piece barrier. Other options include using a concrete paver (like a round stepping stone) or a slab of stone. Chidren and pets should be closely supervised around the firebowls. The steel does get hot when a fire is in use and the bowl can be sharp when handled without work gloves. Allow firebowls to cool for at least several hours before touching the steel. Abraham Lincoln was known to read Euclid’s Geometry by candlelight, convinced its mathematical proofs would quicken his logic and oratory in the courtroom. The King Isosceles firebowl is a modernist homage to this classical approach to eloquence, and my hope is that it will inspire your stories told round the blaze..

Great Bowl O’ Fire 37� Firebowl

Great Bowl O' Fire 37� Firebowl
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From the Artist: The Great Bowl O’ Fire Story The Great Bowl O’ Fire reveals the poetry inspiring even my simplest designs using a torch to cut flame images into a flammable gas storage tank to create a firebowl which can then be plumbed for gas is a perfect example of how I like materials and ideas to work together. That kind of layered metaphor is what I enjoy most about working with recycled materials. Even the natural patina of the sculptures relates directly back to flame in it’s coloration_ fiery reds, oranges, yellows and blacks. On every Great Bowl O’ Fire I cut, there is a stylized flame in the shape of a phoenix rising through the embers to symbolize the rebirth of scrap steel into something new and wonderful. The phoenix is always the first flame I cut into the bowl, the beginning of its transformation. Warranty and Return Policy John T. Unger offers a Dynasty Guarantee on all Sculptural Firebowl models available to vendors, meaning they will last many lifetimes. He follows the same return policy as Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee. All artwork is eligible for return and replacement if it arrives damaged or broken or is materially different than represented as described. Sculptural Firebowls may arrive with some marks or scratches due to the fact that they are made from recycled materials. These scratches are considered to add history and character rather than being a defect eligible for return. Firebowl Patina and Finish All bowls are shipped with natural patina. If the rust finish is a concern (particularly around pools or fountains) a high temperature spray paint can be used to paint the bowl on site. High temp spray paint for grills is available at most any hardware store and will work fine on your firebowl. You can also use high temp automotive spray paints designed for engine blocks. These come in a wider color selection and can be found at auto parts stores. Painting the bowl is recommended only once it is on the site where it will be used. It is harder to fix a scratch in paint than it is to paint from scratch, and scratches are likely to occur during shipping. John T. Unger does not have the facilities to paint firebowls before shipping. Should any stains occur after painting, they are easy to remove with household cleansers designed to remove rust such as CLR. Firebowl Safety If you plan to use your firebowl on a wooden or plastic lumber deck, you MUST place a heat shielding pad, firebrick or concrete paver under the base. The firebowl does not transfer enough heat to set fire to a deck, but the base gets hot enough to brand marks into the wood. The best way to insulate a deck when using a gas firebowl is to make a small square of firebrick to set the bowl on. This allows you to easily run gas from below without having to drill or cut holes in a one-piece barrier. Other options include using a concrete paver (like a round stepping stone) or a slab of stone. Chidren and pets should be closely supervised around the firebowls. The steel does get hot when a fire is in use and the bowl can be sharp when handled without work gloves. Allow firebowls to cool for at least several hours before touching the steel. Abraham Lincoln was known to read Euclid’s Geometry by candlelight, convinced its mathematical proofs would quicken his logic and oratory in the courtroom. The King Isosceles firebowl is a modernist homage to this classical approach to eloquence, and my hope is that it will inspire your stories told round the blaze..

Fiery Fleur-De-Lis 37� Firebowl

Fiery Fleur-De-Lis 37� Firebowl
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From the Artist: The Fiery Fleur-De-Lis Story The Fiery Fleur-de-Lis Sculptural Firebowl is a tour de force in fire and steel that adds a regal flair to any setting. Whether you are hosting an intimate gathering of your inner circle, plotting an award winning landscape design or seeking an intriguing focal point for a trendy new French Bistro, bring a touch of royal elegance to your outdoor setting with the Fiery Fleur-de-Lis. Leaping from the coals you can clearly see the fiery steed of a chevalier manifesting the ancient symbolism of faith, wisdom and chivalry associated with this design. The history of the fleur-de-lis design goes back centuries but its message and ambiance are as timeless as the steel from which these firebowls are born. Think warmth of design. Think style and elegance. Long said to be a symbol of divine favor, the stylized flower design of the Fleur-de-Lis is found in nearly all cultures throughout history and is associated with a rich constellation of meanings. My favorite is the archaic variant fleur-de-luce or “Flower of light” which so precisely describes this firebowl. Gaze upon the flames flowering like a night blooming lily from this stylized design and savor the daytime silhouettes, shadows cast like a sundial upon the soil. While it may not be possible for everyone to recreate the enormous French paterre, formal gardens like those seen at the brilliantly opulent Palace of Versailles, the price of the Fiery Fleur-de-Lis brings it well within the reach of modern formal gardens. No matter how humble the size of your estate the Fiery Fleur-de-Lis can add majesty and class that expands the feel of your garden to the far horizons. Create your own version of these well-known odes to green, with affordability and individual expression. Warranty and Return Policy John T. Unger offers a Dynasty Guarantee on all Sculptural Firebowl models available to vendors, meaning they will last many lifetimes. He follows the same return policy as Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee. All artwork is eligible for return and replacement if it arrives damaged or broken or is materially different than represented as described. Sculptural Firebowls may arrive with some marks or scratches due to the fact that they are made from recycled materials. These scratches are considered to add history and character rather than being a defect eligible for return. Firebowl Patina and Finish All bowls are shipped with natural patina. If the rust finish is a concern (particularly around pools or fountains) a high temperature spray paint can be used to paint the bowl on site. High temp spray paint for grills is available at most any hardware store and will work fine on your firebowl. You can also use high temp automotive spray paints designed for engine blocks. These come in a wider color selection and can be found at auto parts stores. Painting the bowl is recommended only once it is on the site where it will be used. It is harder to fix a scratch in paint than it is to paint from scratch, and scratches are likely to occur during shipping. John T. Unger does not have the facilities to paint firebowls before shipping. Should any stains occur after painting, they are easy to remove with household cleansers designed to remove rust such as CLR. Firebowl Safety If you plan to use your firebowl on a wooden or plastic lumber deck, you MUST place a heat shielding pad, firebrick or concrete paver under the base. The firebowl does not transfer enough heat to set fire to a deck, but the base gets hot enough to brand marks into the wood. The best way to insulate a deck when using a gas firebowl is to make a small square of firebrick to set the bowl on. This allows you to easily run gas from below without having to drill or cut holes in a one-piece barrier. Other options include using a concrete paver (like a round stepping stone) or a slab of stone. Chidren and pets should be closely supervised around the firebowls. The steel does get hot when a fire is in use and the bowl can be sharp when handled without work gloves. Allow firebowls to cool for at least several hours before touching the steel. Abraham Lincoln was known to read Euclid’s Geometry by candlelight, convinced its mathematical proofs would quicken his logic and oratory in the courtroom. The King Isosceles firebowl is a modernist homage to this classical approach to eloquence, and my hope is that it will inspire your stories told round the blaze..

Isosceles Modern Firebowl

Isosceles Modern Firebowl
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From the Artist: The Isosceles Modern Story The Isosceles Modern is a visual haiku, a simple shape resonant as the notes of a triad forming the roots of a musical chord. Pure minimalism, this smooth shallow contour connects elements of nature, art and geometry, paring them down to only the most essential expression in form. Though smaller than most of my firebowls, the Isosceles Modern holds a good-sized fire. Like a flame held in the palm of the hand, the shallower draught of this bowl puts the focus on the fire, and the triangular points of the bowl are a perfect complement to the shapes of the flames. Warranty and Return Policy John T. Unger offers a Dynasty Guarantee on all Sculptural Firebowl models available to vendors, meaning they will last many lifetimes. He follows the same return policy as Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee. All artwork is eligible for return and replacement if it arrives damaged or broken or is materially different than represented as described. Sculptural Firebowls may arrive with some marks or scratches due to the fact that they are made from recycled materials. These scratches are considered to add history and character rather than being a defect eligible for return. Firebowl Patina and Finish All bowls are shipped with natural patina. If the rust finish is a concern (particularly around pools or fountains) a high temperature spray paint can be used to paint the bowl on site. High temp spray paint for grills is available at most any hardware store and will work fine on your firebowl. You can also use high temp automotive spray paints designed for engine blocks. These come in a wider color selection and can be found at auto parts stores. Painting the bowl is recommended only once it is on the site where it will be used. It is harder to fix a scratch in paint than it is to paint from scratch, and scratches are likely to occur during shipping. John T. Unger does not have the facilities to paint firebowls before shipping. Should any stains occur after painting, they are easy to remove with household cleansers designed to remove rust such as CLR. Firebowl Safety If you plan to use your firebowl on a wooden or plastic lumber deck, you MUST place a heat shielding pad, firebrick or concrete paver under the base. The firebowl does not transfer enough heat to set fire to a deck, but the base gets hot enough to brand marks into the wood. The best way to insulate a deck when using a gas firebowl is to make a small square of firebrick to set the bowl on. This allows you to easily run gas from below without having to drill or cut holes in a one-piece barrier. Other options include using a concrete paver (like a round stepping stone) or a slab of stone. Chidren and pets should be closely supervised around the firebowls. The steel does get hot when a fire is in use and the bowl can be sharp when handled without work gloves. Allow firebowls to cool for at least several hours before touching the steel. Abraham Lincoln was known to read Euclid’s Geometry by candlelight, convinced its mathematical proofs would quicken his logic and oratory in the courtroom. The King Isosceles firebowl is a modernist homage to this classical approach to eloquence, and my hope is that it will inspire your stories told round the blaze..

The Firefly 37� Firebowl

The Firefly 37� Firebowl
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From the Artist: The FireflyStory The Firefly is a deep, large bowl that shields fire from wind within its three petals while providing an inviting space to gaze into the fire. Joining the cut off from the King Isosceles to the form of a Big Bowl O’ Zen, the Firefly resembles a large flower bud or seed pod. A study in contrasts, the firefly uses light and dark to create a heightened illusion of depth, a chiaroscuro effect accentuating shadow and flame. Like fireflies captured in a jar on a summer eve, the sparks circle enclosed, glowing stars of your own. Baroque painter Caravaggio used a powder of dried fireflies to prepare photosensitive canvases 200 years before the invention of photography. Images projected onto this magical surface would fluoresce for half an hour, giving him time to lay the broad strokes of a painting using white lead mixed with minerals visible in the dark. His visions have become known as masterpieces of his time what visions might you conceive while gazing into the shifting fire inside your Firefly? Warranty and Return Policy John T. Unger offers a Dynasty Guarantee on all Sculptural Firebowl models available to vendors, meaning they will last many lifetimes. He follows the same return policy as Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee. All artwork is eligible for return and replacement if it arrives damaged or broken or is materially different than represented as described. Sculptural Firebowls may arrive with some marks or scratches due to the fact that they are made from recycled materials. These scratches are considered to add history and character rather than being a defect eligible for return. Firebowl Patina and Finish All bowls are shipped with natural patina. If the rust finish is a concern (particularly around pools or fountains) a high temperature spray paint can be used to paint the bowl on site. High temp spray paint for grills is available at most any hardware store and will work fine on your firebowl. You can also use high temp automotive spray paints designed for engine blocks. These come in a wider color selection and can be found at auto parts stores. Painting the bowl is recommended only once it is on the site where it will be used. It is harder to fix a scratch in paint than it is to paint from scratch, and scratches are likely to occur during shipping. John T. Unger does not have the facilities to paint firebowls before shipping. Should any stains occur after painting, they are easy to remove with household cleansers designed to remove rust such as CLR. Firebowl Safety If you plan to use your firebowl on a wooden or plastic lumber deck, you MUST place a heat shielding pad, firebrick or concrete paver under the base. The firebowl does not transfer enough heat to set fire to a deck, but the base gets hot enough to brand marks into the wood. The best way to insulate a deck when using a gas firebowl is to make a small square of firebrick to set the bowl on. This allows you to easily run gas from below without having to drill or cut holes in a one-piece barrier. Other options include using a concrete paver (like a round stepping stone) or a slab of stone. Chidren and pets should be closely supervised around the firebowls. The steel does get hot when a fire is in use and the bowl can be sharp when handled without work gloves. Allow firebowls to cool for at least several hours before touching the steel. Abraham Lincoln was known to read Euclid’s Geometry by candlelight, convinced its mathematical proofs would quicken his logic and oratory in the courtroom. The King Isosceles firebowl is a modernist homage to this classical approach to eloquence, and my hope is that it will inspire your stories told round the blaze..

Great Flaming Lotus 37� Firebowl

Great Flaming Lotus 37� Firebowl
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From the Artist: The Great Flaming Lotus Story The Great Flaming Lotus offers a contemplative centerpiece, a modern mandala, a flower of the enlightened mind. Lauded by poets, priests and chieftains, the lotus flower is rich in historic mystical symbolism. A symbol of the sun, creation and rebirth, beautiful blooms transcend roots held deep in mud. At night, the flower sinks below the water only to rise again at dawn in a cycle that spawned stories of the sun being born from the first lotus blossom. The lotus embodies a promise of positive change, reflecting expansion of the soul and clarification of the mind. Just as the Ancient Egyptians regarded the lotus bloom as a symbol of resurrection, this simple and modern firebowl has been reborn from recycled steel. Transfigured by torch, steel petals unfold to enclose a flame. Warranty and Return Policy John T. Unger offers a Dynasty Guarantee on all Sculptural Firebowl models available to vendors, meaning they will last many lifetimes. He follows the same return policy as Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee. All artwork is eligible for return and replacement if it arrives damaged or broken or is materially different than represented as described. Sculptural Firebowls may arrive with some marks or scratches due to the fact that they are made from recycled materials. These scratches are considered to add history and character rather than being a defect eligible for return. Firebowl Patina and Finish All bowls are shipped with natural patina. If the rust finish is a concern (particularly around pools or fountains) a high temperature spray paint can be used to paint the bowl on site. High temp spray paint for grills is available at most any hardware store and will work fine on your firebowl. You can also use high temp automotive spray paints designed for engine blocks. These come in a wider color selection and can be found at auto parts stores. Painting the bowl is recommended only once it is on the site where it will be used. It is harder to fix a scratch in paint than it is to paint from scratch, and scratches are likely to occur during shipping. John T. Unger does not have the facilities to paint firebowls before shipping. Should any stains occur after painting, they are easy to remove with household cleansers designed to remove rust such as CLR. Firebowl Safety If you plan to use your firebowl on a wooden or plastic lumber deck, you MUST place a heat shielding pad, firebrick or concrete paver under the base. The firebowl does not transfer enough heat to set fire to a deck, but the base gets hot enough to brand marks into the wood. The best way to insulate a deck when using a gas firebowl is to make a small square of firebrick to set the bowl on. This allows you to easily run gas from below without having to drill or cut holes in a one-piece barrier. Other options include using a concrete paver (like a round stepping stone) or a slab of stone. Chidren and pets should be closely supervised around the firebowls. The steel does get hot when a fire is in use and the bowl can be sharp when handled without work gloves. Allow firebowls to cool for at least several hours before touching the steel. Abraham Lincoln was known to read Euclid’s Geometry by candlelight, convinced its mathematical proofs would quicken his logic and oratory in the courtroom. The King Isosceles firebowl is a modernist homage to this classical approach to eloquence, and my hope is that it will inspire your stories told round the blaze..