Learn more about our history and our team.
In 2013, sculptural artist Andy Gage sketched his vision for the original English Country ‘fireball’, a 900mm statement piece, hand drawn and freehand plasma cut from a 6mm-thick steel ball.
In 2014, Andy was invited to exhibit the fireball at RHS Chelsea and since then, we haven’t looked back.
We’re delighted our products have made so many people happy along the way – we love helping our customers bring their ideas to life to create something truly individual and personal to them.
Sculptural Artist & Founder
Andy is a farmer from Helions Bumpstead, where he runs a mixed farm with poultry, horses and cropping. He lives on site with his wife and family and enjoys developing the farm business and land nearby. Andy took over the farm when he was 21 and has actively pursued new ventures on the farm since then. In 2013 Andy hit upon a new diversification idea – stunning spherical firepits.
Andy set about making his first firepit with typical grit and determination – taking time to design the first piece, before cutting and finishing the piece himself. The initial growth of the business was staggering and what began as a sole project soon become a much bigger prospect. Andy still takes joy in drawing the firepits, bringing together client ideas to make stunning sculptural pieces that mean as much to their new owners as they do to Andy himself!
In addition to creating beautiful firepits Andy spends considerable amounts of time on the various farm businesses. He is a keen fisherman and is currently enjoying developing a lake on the farm land. Andy is a keen runner and completed the London Marathon in 2019 in aid of The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
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Eventually as The Firepit Company has grown, Andy has employed. a team of passionate staff to help with production, which allows him to focus his time with customers – helping them create their own centrepiece.
Jason supports Andy with all things to support the running of The Firepit Company. Having been best. friends with Andy for some time Jason has been involved with the fringes of the business since the beginning, in fact it was Jason’s wife that initially created the Facebook page. Following a career in education when Jason wanted a change it coincided with Andy needing more support in the office.
Most customers will have contact with Jason as he acts as the main point of contact, organising orders, scheduling production and ensuring the team have all they need to produce our stunning pieces.
From our workshops in rural Suffolk, our small, highly skilled team produces bespoke, handmade pieces that will stand the test of time.
Tom is responsible for ensuring that the production of our beautiful pieces runs smoothly. He has a keen eye for detail and ensures that each piece leaving the workshop is a stunning example, that can be enjoyed by its new owners for years to come. Tom focuses his skills on the finishing of our pieces.
James completed his apprenticeship whilst with us at The Firepit Company and is a skilled welder. He focuses his attention on finishing firepits and is responsible for applying a vast majority of paint and lacquer finishes, as well as on the detailed elements of our water features and Illuminated Wall Mounts.
All of the team at The Firepit Company are passionate about creating unique artwork and give their all to ensure the pieces produced are amazing. They work as a team to do whatever it takes to make beautiful pieces of art.
We love dreaming up, sketching and creating our fire pits, but get the most satisfaction hearing from our customers how happy they are with their new purchase.
Take a look at some of our feedback;
Your work takes my breath away x
The most beautiful piece of garden art I have seen. I am totally in awe! Fantastic job.
OMG, these “fire balls” are just too stunning for words. I am gob smacked.
Your handywork is in it’s new home in Pembrokeshire – my friend was absolutely blown away by it, she loves it to bits.
James, via Facebook
Though went past magnificent quite a while ago and turned into ‘transcendent’, I am WAY PAST impressed.