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


"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them"

-Walt Disney

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.


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