A Fire Pit for Midsummer

I’ve just finished this commission for a client in Suffolk, who wanted an outside fire pit for her garden that celebrated the nature of fire itself. Like many she enjoys sitting around a fire, but wanted something that looked as good as the rest of her home.

Mrs Buckley's fire basket comes home

Mrs Buckley’s fire basket comes home

Much of the art of blacksmithing involves using symmetry or creating a mirror image of certain forms. But fire is organic, chaotic and asymmetrical with few repeating shapes. So with this piece I really enjoyed creating the shapes required on the anvil as I went. IMG_0756