Esther Smith's Bio
I make miniature mechanical objects which capture the essence of fleeting moments or much loved tales. The automata are designed to sit proudly on a mantelpiece or be held in the hands and played with – they only really come to life when the handle is turned!
The work is made in copper, brass, nickel and silver to which I add the occasional highlight of brightly coloured recycled aluminium or gold leaf. Colour is also applied to the metal through a process of patination.
Commissions are welcome.