Jon Sarriugarte's fire and metal art

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My friend Jon Sarriugarte is a hyper-talented machine and fire artist. A blacksmith by trade and longtime collaborator of Survival Research Laboratories, Jon is no stranger to flames. His elegantly-designed and fabricated works use fire not as a gimmick but rather as another sculptural element. Jon recently started a blog to document his process and projects. His latest piece is the beautiful "Boiler Bar" that premiered at a recent benefit for injured machine artist Todd Blair. The Boiler Bar's next stop is the Hot Couture fire and fashion fundraiser at Oakland's industrial arts school The Crucible on January 17-19. Jon will also be bringing along several of his magical Zen Fire Gardens. From now on, I'm going to call him the Pope of Propane.