Nell Smith produces expressive drawings, lino and screen prints. Taking inspiration from the imagery of nature, people, and the labour behind hand-made work, she enjoys exploring traditional techniques, and the physicality of printmaking.
In 2014 she became a member of Hot Bed Press printmaker’s studio in Salford. In 2016 she was awarded the David Cantor Memorial Award from the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, allowing her to undertake the Complete Letterpress Printmaker course, which is an exciting addition to her practice.
Nell is also an affiliate maker at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, having set up her practice here in 2008, after completing an MA in Textiles at Manchester School of Art. She also teaches and runs workshops. Highlights include working as Associate Lecturer at UCLAN and as Lead Designer on the V&A funded ‘Design For Life’ project. nellsmithprints.com