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Hot Art has developed a unique free standing ceramic fireplace which combines the heat output and the natural beauty of glazed Deco Pottery

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Hot Art has developed a unique freestanding ceramic fireplace which combines the heat output of the very hottest fireplaces with the natural beauty of decorated and glazed Pottery.

Hot Art fireplaces are not only aesthetically pleasing, they are fully functional woodburning stoves which produce phenomenal heat with no fuss or mess!

This fireplace qualifies as a wood burning, free standing, ceramic, energy saving, self-cleaning, non-smoking, easy installation, hand made, hand decorated work of art that works - sometimes known as a kaggel, kachelofen, a hot pot, fire pot, hot egg, stove and oven, made from special fireproof clay!

Each Firepot is an individually numbered, totally unique work of art.

Although Inspired by the popular Chiminea, Hot Art Firepots are much more robust! Make the fire as big as you like, they will NOT crack.

 DESCRIPTION                                                                             LARGE                                                            SMALL

SIZE (in mm) (Height x Max Diam)                                               650 x 510                                                 570 x 460


Glazed Undecorated                                                                       R6,000                                                      R5,600

Glazed Decorated                                                                           R6,500                                                      R6,000

Undecorated Raku Fired                                                                R6,500                                                       R6,000

Decorated Raku Fired                                                                    R7,000                                                       R6,500

ORDERS                                                                                                                                     Additional     R    300

Packing Crate                                                                                                                                                   R    400

Transport                                                                          subject to weight & destination


Stainless Steel Flue: (125mm)                                                                                                                

1m Pipe                                                                                                                                                           R600

1m Pipe with Damper                                                                                                                                      R710

50cm Pipe                                                                                                                                                       R380

45° Elbow                                                                                                                                                        R550

90° Elbow                                                                                                                                                        R690

Stainless Steel Sleeve: (148mm)

1m Pipe                                                                                                                                                          R650

50cm  Pipe                                                                                                                                                     R410

Galvanised & Black Enamelled Pipes available on order.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Escutcheon Plate                                                                                                                  stainless steel  R270

                                                                                                                                               Cement fibre   R180

Installation Pack                                                                                                                                            R200

Stands                                                                                                                                      Plain Sturdy  R950

                                                                                                                             Classical & wrought iron   R1150

Fire Screen                                                                                                                                                    R350

Turbo Cowl                                                                                                                                                    R850

Wood Holder                                                                                                                                                 R1150


Crated & delivered to your door anywhere in South Africa and overseas.

Visitors are welcome

Visitors to the studio, please phone first for an appointment and an update on the condition of the road.

Our handmade Hot Art firepots are available in a wide variety of finishes and designs. Each one is a unique, functional work of art. Because they are thick walled and heavy, these pots store and  pump out a phenomenal amount of heat even long after the fire is out.

For prices outside South Africa, we can accommodate you if let us know where you are and your nearest sea port or international airport.

South African transport prices may be obtained by emailing us giving your location, and we will respond with either a contact in your area or a pricelist with packing and transport cost.

What is it? The fireplace is a free standing, wood burning Ceramic Fireplace. It is best displayed away from a wall so that it both heats the room and is usable from all sides. Logs up to 400mm x 100mm x 100mm can be easily offered into the mouth of the fire.

Does it Smoke? Definitely not. The relationship between the size of the mouth of the fireplace and the chimney has been calculated to obviate any smoking. The minimum chimney length is 3 meters.

Will it Break? The ceramic material used in the fireplace is fired to high temperatures, producing a very durable product. The fireplace will provide many years of service, given a minimum of care (no knocks from heavy hard objects). It will not break as a result of thermal shock, i.e. it is completely flameproof.

Is it Effective? As a fireplace it is exceptionally heat efficient. In addition to the heat radiated from the mouth, heat is stored in the mass of the ceramic body and conducted to the surrounding air, even long after the fire is out.

Cleaning and Care. The ash left from a wood fire is minimal and so the fireplace only needs to be cleaned out occasionally. Any wood resin drips, or any liquid spillage onto the hot outside surface, can be rubbed off with household cleaner when cold.

Hot Art. Started in 1992 by Lesley-Ann Hoets and Alex Kielczynski after 2 years of development. The company has since made in excess of 4000 units and is continually growing in popularity. A small team of workers hand build these wood stoves and Lesley-Ann decorates each one individually. The company sell direct to the public from the showroom situated on the farm in Sedgefield. The company ownership changed in 2000 with Alex's departure into more commercially orientated (four colours only) fires in Cape Town.

Raku. Raku fireplaces are also available. These undergo a second firing using the Japanese technique of Raku. These are subjected to "fire magic" in this process, providing interesting "crackle" and "reduction" effects.

Size and Weight. The large fireplace weighs 57kgs Package size for large: 60 x 60 x 70 (cm). The small fireplace weighs 52kgs Package size for small: 57 x 57 x 67 (cm)



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