Working to turn disaster into opportunity

I have long been a fan of Michigan artisan John T. Unger who makes the most incredible fire bowls from recycled steel propane tanks.
The Big Bowl O Zen 37 inch Modern Steel Firebowl
Seriously. Don't you really really want one?!!!
Font O Fire 30 inch Diameter Slim Base Fire Pit
Well, a used car salesman has ripped off his designs (I know!? Come ON.)
and then had the gall to sue HIM to overturn his copyrights for his Artisanal Firebowls.
The legal fees could bankrupt John, but his attitude is so amazing (click here to read his article) that he's fighting back with creativity. He's taking the scrap metal from the already scrap metal he uses for his firebowls to make whimsical small sculptures he's calling Fire Imps. Purchasing one of these Fire Imps is one way you can help John pay for his expenses related to this disgusting lawsuit. Here's his article about the situation along with how you can help: http://www.johntunger.com/legal-defense-fund.html

I hope you'll take a moment to check out his work and see if you might like a piece of his, or if you'll be moved enough to share the story with others.

I know I was.


artgirl said...

great article and beautiful artwork. thanks for sharing this!

cindy shake said...

Power of the Blog! Support our fellow artists!! Thanks for the link and related story. I posted a comment on John's site, but I'm not sure it posted:

Saw your plight on the Stonz Blog, through my Blog. I believe you are an Artful Home/ Guild Artist (as am I) I know that the Artist's Extranet site used for our artist support services has a Legal link: http://www.erklaw.com/ check it out, hopefully they can help you.

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