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In this episode of Out of the Woodwork Podcast, Sean chats to materials based artist Leila Smith.

Lelia is passionate about the exploration of materials and what they can teach us. As well as an artist, Leila enjoys a successful and varied career as a set builder for television and film and can currently be seen on Channel 4’s Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker as supporting technician for contestants.


More about Leila Smith

Named as one of BBC’s 100 Most Inspirational Women, Leila has always been creative and loved making things. She is often described as a metalworker, however, Leila is passionate about the exploration of all materials and understanding what the material can teach us.

Aside from art and sculpture work, Leila enjoys a successful career as a freelance set build builder and prop maker. Her most recent work has been on Channel 4’s Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker, where she can be seen helping contestants with their big builds as a workshop technician.

Leila on Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker (Channel 4)
Leila on Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker (Channel 4)

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