Deborah was born in Yorkshire. She is a contemporary sculptor who specialises in stone. Her stone carving uses a technique called 'Carving Direct' which was used by Henry Moore and Michaelangelo. As Deborah carves she 'reaches a skin' after which she describes the sculpture taking on a life of its own.
After discovering the art of sculpting she Studied Fine Art and Stone Masonry. Deborah works in a wide variety of stones including Limestones, Alabasters through to Marble and also works in metal. Her work is a unique combination of traditional and abstract forms.
Her work has appeared in The Metro, Stone Magazine and many local publications. She has been interviewed on Radio Gloucestershire about a series of Portland Carvings called, 'The Testimony of The Dispossessed' which highlights issues such as sex trafficking, depression, body image, addiction and the oppression of the poor.
Deborah enjoys working collaboratively with organisations to raise access to the arts in the community. Deborah's work was the basis of a local Sculpture festival in Matson doing school carving workshops and exhibitions. She has exhibited widely both nationally and locally in Gloucestershire; including Gloucester Cathedral, Norfolk Cathedral and in St Stephens Walbrook, Sloane Square and the prestigious Royal Opera Arcade gallery on Pall Mall in London. She recently sold a piece to a luxury Spa in Portugal. Her work can be seen at Creates Gallery in Monmouth and at Gloucester City Works.
Deborah is a founder member of the Cotswold Sculptors Association. Her present role is to organise the speakers and discussions at their quarterly Open Forums. Everyone is welcome to attend, listen and take part.
Cotswold Sculptors Association
Deborah is also a member of:
The Oxford Sculptors Group
The Far Open Studios
Cheltenham Open Studios
Stroud Open Studios