The large GOTA, in the shape of a drop, is an attractive and original clay chimenea, part of the Gardeco Chim-Art range. Finished in painted oxidised yellow. This piece has a simple, yet attractive design, being both a great garden ornament, and for adding to the atmosphere when lit in the evenings.
Mexican chimeneas are excellent patio fires. Their structure and design, perfected over centuries in Central America make them the easiest chimeneas to light and the most efficient burners. No need for roaring fires, the clay becomes hot and radiates the heat.
Mexican chimeneas are hand-made and hand-painted, so shapes and colours may vary slightly. The paint finish on this chimenea will discolour and burn off when fired or if left outside all the time, even without firing. Colour changes do not affect use or functionality. Mexican chimeneas can be repainted. Metal stands will rust.
Care & Usage
Mexican Clay Chimeneas are made using traditional methods so by nature the finish is often imperfect; they are a rustic product and no one Mexican Chimenea is the same.
There may be surface-level cracks on the interior from the clay oven or mineral inclusions. These imperfections will not impact the use of the product and are completely normal for clay Chimeneas.
Caring for your chimenea
- Clay chimeneas can be impacted by the elements if not taken care of properly, so to minimise the effects of weathering please cover or store when not in use to keep the chimenea dry and out of the elements.
- Clean out after every few uses to maintain optimal space for hot ambient fires.
- Use the firing process of starting with a small, low fire and slowly build it up to help the material acclimatize to the extreme temperatures.
- Clay is a very reliable material, but they require careful use, and seasoning with small fires to bake the clay solid.