Deborah was born in the Southwest where she studied Fine Art at Somerset College of Art. Her early interests were in oil and mixed media working on abstract interpretations of the landscape.
Deborah is a successful ecologist working to protect and restore the UK's rarest habitats but has always continued to sketch and capture the landscapes around her. 15 years ago, she undertook a course in wheel thrown ceramics which reignited her passion for interpreting the landscape in a new media.
Deborah draws her inspiration from her extensive travels to mountainous regions across the world. She creates elegant forms that allow the texture of the clay and glaze to reflect a specific landscape, be it the winter snow on the black lavas of Iceland or the glint of copper to reflect the metalliferous mining history of Borrowdale. She is particularly interested in experimenting with different clays and loves to test different glaze combinations to explore new and exciting textures.