John T. Unger (JohntTUnger)

The power of fire and the strength of steel fused in elemental elegance to create sculptural fine art reborn from the ashes of industry.

I make sculpture from scrap industrial steel, cutting by hand with a plasma torch at 45,000° Farenheit. That’s 4.5 times as hot as the surface of the Sun or the Earth’s core. Since I first created the Great Bowl O’ Fire in 2005, my art has set the world ablaze— I’ve shipped over 1000 firebowls to 50 states and 14 countries.

For me, art extends beyond the physical object— Art includes the story, the environment, the experience, and all the adventures getting there. Art is not the stuff we make or buy, art is the way we spend our time, day to day.

Collection: Other Publications

2 publications