Every one of our hand made spherical Firepits is produced with thought and devotion, but each one of our military balls holds a special place in our hearts. Usually produced to mark a serviceman’s retirement we do our best to understand the unique features of their regiment. Often working with fellow servicemen we develop intricate designs to mark these truly unique works of art.
The Firepit could encompass the regiment logo, name and service dates. You might also include scenery from your most notable tour. This piece will be a truly unique item to celebrate your service, or that of a loved one. Purchasing here will be the start of the commissioning process. Once we have the feedback from you on what elements you want to include we will discuss the designs and eventually draw the design on to the ball for feedback. Please note that lead times for this piece will vary since it is a completely bespoke piece.
Please tell us what regiment/unit you would like present on the ball as you add to checkout.
All of our Firepits are crated by hand, resulting in a unique piece each and every time.
Each Fireball starts life as two hemispheres of 6mm steel. The two hemispheres are then welded together and cleaned to remove any oil or debris from the construction.
Designs are hand drawn on the balls by our artist. Standard balls follow one of our design themes, pulling in elements to fulfil the brief. Bespoke balls are created following a customer consultation to capture specific requirements for that ball. Each drawing develops at its own pace and creates a life of its own. The ball is then cut entirely by hand using a plasma cutter. The cutting process inevitably results in additions to the drawing, as the look of each individual ball springs to life.
The finished balls can be painted with a heat proof paint or they can be left to weather and develop a rust patina naturally. If left in their natural finish it will take many decades for a ball to rust away, and as the rust develops they look very organic in an appealing industrial way. A beautiful addition to any garden.
Once a ball is finished our team carefully prepare the ball for dispatch, ready to create a lifetime of memories in its new home.
My name is Andy Gage, I am a 34 year old farmer from Haverhill, Suffolk. My wife and I have a mixed farm with Poultry, Horses and Cropping. I took over the farm when I was 21 and have been looking for new things to do on the farm ever since.
I started making Fireballs in 2013 as a diversification to keep me busy during our slow periods on the farm. I was inspired by the variety of Firepits available on the market and I felt that I would enjoy producing individual, artistic Fireballs. I really enjoy the whole process from discussing ideas and inspirations with clients for their Fireball, and then turning their ideas into reality.
The business is growing rapidly, but our attention to detail and quality on behalf of our clients will be at the forefront of our business as we go forward creating unique, individual art works.