Ablaze Bowls by Kit Agnew

I’m Kit Agnew and I make handmade fire bowls, planters and horseshoe homewares from worn-out steel. I design and create all of my fire bowls and sculptures from recycled steel.

“I like extravagance but I cannot bear waste.” it’s my motto and I feel my pieces reflect this.

I have been working with metal since my early teens and set up Ablaze Bowls in 2017 after my first fire bowl commission. I do all of my design and making from my workshop near Rudham in North Norfolk. Quite a bit of my time is spent looking for new materials in scrap yards.

I frequently exhibit at shows and craft fairs in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Primarily I make fire bowls and planters and they are usually on stands. The diameters vary between 1 ft to 6 ft. I also make sculptures, I like to discuss ideas for potential commissions with people.

I make stock items too, these are available to purchase on my website.

The Little Bowl is my most popular bowl and can be easily posted. It is somewhat portable and makes for a good BBQ once the fire has died down.

The Horseshoe Boot Jack is an ideal gift for anyone who wears boots and struggles to take them off. It’s made from old horseshoes so everyone is slightly different. It is easily posted.

The Lily Pad is my most affordable bowl and is easily posted.

The Spring Chain Beacon is my main quirky sculpture bowl. It can be posted but I prefer to deliver personally.

The Tulip is My original big bowl design. At 115cm diameter, it makes a statement and works best on the prepared hard standing area to live on. It has to be hand-delivered due to its large size.

The Viking Quintillion is my Largest bowl at 160 cm in diameter. It is essentially a raised bonfire and requires a prepared hard standing area to live on. It has to be hand-delivered due to its large size.