Living on the water, it’s all about the view. But somehow the Fireball creates a natural gathering place in my garden. This is where everyone wants to be together - which was the whole point of building our family retreat.
— J. Myers

Blue Heron Bliss

Oyster Pond is one of Falmouth's treasured natural resources adjacent to Vineyard Sound on Cape Cod. The owners commissioned two pieces; a 40" diameter 'Fireball' and a large fireplace screen for their Great Room. As Functional Fine Art, the decorative fire screen and Fireball are a focal point for family and friends to gather inside and outside.

Fireball in the garden

The ‘Blue Heron Bliss’ Fireball captures the magnificent life of Oyster Pond – herons, dragonflies, irises, frogs and lily pads. The Fireball sits comfortably on the front lawn, punctuating the abundant garden of limelight hydrangeas and beautiful purple and yellow flowers. Just steps from the water and the main house, the imagery of this Fireball connects family and friends to this magical place.

Specifications: The ‘Blue Heron Bliss’ Fireball is 40" in diameter and wood-burning. As a re-purposed object, the natural steel feels right in this extreme coastal environment. Salt air accelerates the weathering process.

Fireplace screen brings the landscape inside

Blue herons take center stage as the featured design element for the ‘Blue Heron Bliss’ decorative fireplace screen. This fireplace screen design animates the impressive field stone fireplace (the work of a master stone mason) that is the focal point to the Great Room. Overlooking the gardens and Oyster Pond, the Great Room is the center of family life and entertaining. Kitchen, dining and living spaces are all part of this shared environment. Enjoying the fireplace is integral to Thanksgiving holidays and cozy evenings at home.

Specifications: Steel mesh screening is incorporated into the design of this fireplace screen to ensure safety.  Operable doors permit easy loading and clean out. The finish is a hand-rubbed Blackened Patina; a perfect complement to the coloration of the stone and the more refined interior of the Great Room.


The 'Blue Heron Bliss' Fireball by Studio Vlock captures the magnificent life of Oyster Pond in Falmouth, Cape Cod – herons, dragonflies, lotus flowers, frogs and lily pads.