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All Wired up at Walford Mill crafts

  • Date: 13 March 2013
  • Area: South West
wire birds

Celia Smith. Credit: Celia Smith

An exhibition of wirework by makers including Jan Truman, Celia Smith and Helen Godfrey is showing at Walford Mill until Sunday 14 April 2013.

All Wired Up shows the technical expertise needed to design and work in the medium of wire, a notoriously difficult material to work with due to its inflexibility and strength. 

The exhibition includes work by a variety of different makers, each with their own individual approach to the medium.

Celia Smith creates wire sculpture capturing the movement and character of birds. Celia finds that the medium of wire provides her with a sense of spontaneity and energy that brings her sculptures to life. Celia sees each sculpture as a three dimensional drawing with wires representing a quality of line.

This exhibition illustrates the versatility of the makers featured with a vast display of wirework, considering a variety of subjects, scales and sizes, all with their own distinctive, whimsical and quirky elements.

On the 9 April there will be a Kids workshop with Debra March where children can create their own wire portrait (£8 per child). Call 01202 841400 for further information and booking.

Running alongside All Wired Up will be a selection of smaller curated by the Walford Mill Crafts Shop Manager especially for this exhibition.

Walford Mill offers a programme of exhibitions, along with adult and children's workshops. The shop displays a wide range of work, and a number of makers are based in on site studios. Visitors can also enjoy the licensed, Millstream Café. Car parking is available nearby, and the gallery, shop and Bistro all have disabled access.