Growing up in Western Colorado, Michael Partyka Jr. and his son Ocean Riley both have found a love for art and creative expression. Wanting to teach his son the appreciation that comes with creating a unique piece from the ground up with your own 2 hands, has motivated Michael to start Entrada Smokeless Fire Pits in 2022. This appreciation in the end product is what drives Michael to wake up every morning, and Ocean is proud to be helping in the shop from time to time and building his skill set as he grows up.
Having worked in a few shops that pushed quantity over quality, Michael came to realize most employers were all about sales and never about the true appreciation a raw piece of hand-crafted art could bring you. This is why Entrada Smokeless Fire Pits does 100% in-house, from CAD design to metal fabricating, R&D as well as finishing. Having a hands on experience every single step of the way and focusing on even the simplest of details is what truly brings a functional piece and vision to life. Each and every Smokeless Fire Pit we build recieves 100% effort and attention to detail, just like we were building if for ourselves- we want it to last just as much as the end customer would!
“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands, his brain and his heart is an artist!”