Celia Smith is an artist who draws with wire, as others draw with pencil. For her, creating sculptures out of wire is like drawing in three dimensions. Birds are her main inspiration; capturing their movement and character is her primary concern. She finds that wire has a spontaneity that can give her sculptures a feeling of life and energy.
In 2017 Celia started a part-time MA in Multidisciplinary Printmaking. Part of the motivation for studying printmaking was to investigate potential ways of directly taking prints from wire drawings.
Celia now uses the facilities at BAP to carry on her investigations and experimentation with print using intaglio collagraph techniques and chine collé to create works on paper.