Clinton Smith is a craftsman, engineer and an emerging sculpture artist, working predominantly in metal and resin.
Heating and manipulating metal since pre- teenage years, Smith, a third generation craftsman in metalwork and engineering invention, served an apprenticeship in mechanical and automotive engineering. Smith’s knowledge and technical expertise has developed through 30 years of practise, application and experimentation; from the complex design process through to the self- manufacture of bespoke high performance vehicles and various other items.
Smith’s passion for design and functionality, coupled with his precise attention to detail, is realised through traditionally handcrafted and modern metal fabricating techniques. Influenced by his wife Anna Smith, a designer and printmaker, their sculptural work perfectly balances raw energy with a sense of calm.
(w)hole is a steel sphere, formed entirely by hand with meticulous attention to detail in order to capture and react with light, space and time. (w)hole reveals a deeper dimension when lit in the dark. This dramatic sculpture is designed to change and age naturally with the environment in which it sits.