Welded firepit

Experiment

Exploration

Heritage

Storytelling

This is a hand built firepit, with images drawn into the metal-work with a MIC welder. The images are inspired by lyrics of various songs.

Material

Metal

Craft

Metal-working

General Technique

Forming and shaping

Specific Technique

Welding

Properties & Qualities

Application

Art Lighting Sculpture

Qualities

Textured / Tactile Translucent

Sample Information

Date of Creation

November 2021

Dimensions

60cm x 60cm x 70 cm

Culture & Context

The inside of the firepit displays welded images inspired by lyrics of songs that I sing with my family around the fire.
It is made to last for many generations. The songs that appear on the firepit are; Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag,
Bohemian Rhapsody, Sospan Fach, She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain, The Boxer, Molly Malone and When I’m Sixty-four. The object itself could be considered to be the piece of art, but the true art of this piece lies in the performances and interactions that have come from it’s creation. After I made it, I brought the firepit with me to different events with friends and family. I saw people sitting around the fire, discussing the images and singing the songs they saw in the fire.

Process & Production

I made the firepit using a variety of workshop equipment including a plasma cutter, a roller to bend the metal and a MIC welder.

Credits

Craft Maker

Eira McCallum

Photographer

Eira McCallum