Dancing Devils Firepit casts lively dancing shadows when you build a fire


This is a one time custom fire pit design that will never be exactly repeated and has been sold.

The dancing devils were adapted from a series of medieval block prints… although they also remind me of Indonesian shadow puppets. Especially because of the way that they cast lively dancing shadows when you build a fire in the firepit. As the flames leap, so do the shadows, creating a shadow play of figures that actually move and dance as the flames flicker.

This design was cut freehand with no stencils or jigs. It was an early experiment (2007) in bringing narrative elements to the firebowls. The straight sides of this vertical style tank allowed me to cut larger, more detailed figures than will work on bowl shaped firebowls.

Dimensions: 30″ diameter x 23″ high overall. Bowl is 23″ deep.