Andrew Smith

Andrew, an experienced artist, craftsman and tutor, has a BA (Hons) from West Surrey College of Art and an MA from the Royal College of Art.

He has a large portfolio of architectural and public art commissions, from sculpture to functional metalwork, including commissions for Windsor Castle (St. George's Chapel), Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, The Radcliffe Infirmary, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Milton Keynes Borough Council andThe National Grid Corporation.

Andrew has substantial teaching experience at University level and has been teaching metalwork at West Dean College since 1987.

Describe your approach to teaching

My approach is to give a solid technical grounding while allowing creativity and spontaneity to happen. Above all enjoying what you do is the most potent tool of all.

What inspires your own work?

I am inspired by the potential inherent in the material, the impact of various tools to effect change upon that material and by any opportunity to pursue the elusive muse .

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