Clare McHugh works under the creative name of 'MissFire', also the name of her company established in 2008.
Her vision for MissFire had led her to create work for a wide variety of clients, collaborate with an exciting array of talented artists, and build a business known for it's unique, fresh approach to an ancient craft. Inspiration is most often found in the beauty of the natural world.
Her ability to imagine, design and manufacture pieces that satisfy the specific requirements and personal tastes of her customers has resulted in a vibrant collection of exciting, and often functional, works of art. See her portfolio for examples.
If you have the seedling of an idea you wish to see brought to life please contact MissFire who will be happy to discuss it with you and begin the creative process.
MissFire has great respect for the history surrounding blacksmithing but believes the future of the craft lies within finding new ways to produce work, embracing new technology and offering clients quality and originality at a reasonable price.
2006-2008 Blacksmith and Fabricator
S. Burvill & Son, Cobham, Surrey
2005-2006 Assistant Blacksmith
Forest Green Forge, nr Dorking, Surrey
2004-2005 City & Guilds - AutoCAD
Farnborough College of Technology
2001-2004 BA (Hons)
3D Design: Metalwork & Jewellery
Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Farnham
1999-2001 GNVQ Advanced Art & Design
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MissFire would like to thank Inner Demon Ltd and Jonathan Gurr Photography for video footage and images used on this website