What a way to celebrate our planet – the cutouts in the sturdy, welded 1/4 -inch thick carbon steel construction of the Third Rock Globe Fire Pit depict the continents for a functional yard sculpture that' s truly incomparable. Commissioned by the Olympic Committee in 2010 for the Whistler Athletes Village in the Winter Olympics, this handsome fire pit has been recognized internationally in print and viral media. With its weatherproof iron oxide patina, you can enjoy it all year long.
This fire pit is as beautiful as it is functional for a piece of art you can use. Designed to enhance your evenings on the deck, in the backyard, or even on the beach, the inner bowl has a high temperature resistant coating and a 1-1/2" diameter rain drain. The outer iron oxide patina is maintenance-free so the fire pit can be left outside in all weather conditions. Patina matures and darkens with time and use. Interior features a hand-rolled coat of high temperature resistant black paint. Each unique fire pit is individually numbered by the artist on an attached brass plaque.
• Handcrafted Third Rock Outdoor Fire Pit • Durable steel construction, high-temperature resistant black paint interior • Individually numbered by artist on a brass plaque • Outer iron oxide patina is maintenance-free and weatherproof • 19" diameter six-inch tall steel base • Handmade in America
Size 40"H x 36"W 275 pounds
Shipping Ships Motor Freight Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. Cannot ship to a PO Box. Ships within the 48 contiguous states only.
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!