In 2010 Michelle Smith turned her sights to visual arts and has been gradually building on her art experience, completing a Certificate IV in Visual art and Contemporary Craft with a Major in Ceramics and Sculpture in 2012, a Diploma of Visual art with Distinctions from Brisbane North Institute of Tafe in 2013 and most recently completing an Advanced Diploma in Visual Art with Distinctions at Tafe Queensland Brisbane Campus.

Michelle Smith works predominantly in sculpture and ceramics but has broadened her mediums to include alternative photography, works on paper and painting in recent years.

Her work has been at times an eclectic mix of delicate and rustic ceramics based sculptures and installations with an underlying them of nostalgia.