Sitting around a fire pit is almost a spiritual experience—the glorious heat, the earthy smells, the beautiful colours dancing before your eyes. There’s no denying that fire both enchants and inspires us. Some artists have taken that inspiration and created metal pieces of art that also function as fire pits. Take a look at these incredible sculptures that come to life under glowing flames.
You’ll definitely get lost in thought sitting around this ethereal fire pit, designed by Melissa Crisp. Winged angels stretch around the circumference of the fire pit, meeting to complete the circle. When a fire is lit, they stand out like a powerful vision against the backdrop of the flames. It’s marketed as a wood-burning fireplace, but can easily be converted to gas.
Steel fire put gas logs
This "no fuss, no muss" gas fire pit from Woodland Direct feels like a traditional wood burning fire, without all the chopping, piling, and stoking. It’s made of ¼-inch thick steel and is designed for all-season use. Over time the logs will begin to rust slightly for a more authentic wood effect.
The great bowl 'o fire
Made from recycled steel, this circular fire pit is designed to look like rising, dancing flames. With this pit, you can admire the essence of a fire even before one is actually lit. Measuring 41 inches in diameter it sits on a cylindrical base and resembles a large torch when placed above floor level.
This is one time when love going up in flames is not a cause for concern. This romantic dome-shaped fire pit depicts two lovers embracing on a forest bridge, while orange flames dance in the background. Snuggle around this one with your honey and life may imitate art.
Fleur de lis
Celebrate a famous Canadian symbol with this bowl-shaped fire pit from artist Rick Wittrig. It’s subtle, but stunning and would make a great sculpture even when it’s not being used as a fire pit. It doesn’t require any regular maintenance and can be left outside year round.
Tree of life
The incredible colours in this spherical fire pit by artist Melissa Crisp are on a whole different level. But what’s even more impressive is that this wood-burning pit can easily be converted to gas for those looking for a more low-maintenance option. It’s meant to remind people of the importance of trees in our landscape.
Sure, this metal nature scene is eerily reminiscent of the tragic forest fire at the end of Bambi, but there’s no doubt artist Andy Gage has created a striking spherical piece of art. He was inspired by Minnesota wildlife.
The world's end fire
The earth, the earth, the earth is on fire! This apocalyptic-looking piece, created in carbon steel by artist Rick Wittrig, stands 42 inches tall. The colouring of the pit may darken with repeated use, but it’s designed to withstand years of intense flame.
This circular fire pit looks as if it’s spreading open and up to the sky, inviting the flames in. Starfish and seashells are sculpted around the edges, evoking that "beachy" vibe. It’s useable all year round, but obviously this fire pit is destined for summers by the lake.