Maker's Details - Smith, Celia

Celia creates sculptures out of wire - like drawing in three dimensions.

Category: Metal
For Celia creating sculptures out of wire is like drawing in three dimensions. It is a very instant material that she is constantly experimenting with. The wire is mainly sourced from scrap yards, each visit brings new colours and textures which helps to inspire the next creation. The majority of Celia’s sculptures are of domestic and native British birds. She aims to capture not only their shape but also their movement and character. A lot of time is spent drawing and studying the birds and often small wire studies and life-size pieces are made directly in front of the subject. Celia studied Fine Art Sculpture at Wimbledon School of Art, graduating in 1996. The degree course was a chance to experiment with lots of different materials and techniques, but wire became her most favoured medium.


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