Debbie makes pots following her interests, current at the time of creation. She sources raw materials appropriate for the interpretation of the vision she sees which will respond to the high firing temperatures she is experimenting with.
In response to the paintings of Irene Jones, Debbie wanted to use red earthenware to make some dishes with a 17th century Venetian feel, simple line drawings (sgraffito) through white slip on to a red body, washes of copper green, with a pale honey glaze.
Expanding on a 30 year history of potting, Debbie says,
“My search for true function of use and respect of aesthetic character is the focus. I believe the ultimate achievement to be an understanding of the fundamental connection of my hand and eye to yours, hearts rejoicing.”
Debbie is Canadian born and was educated in England. She has a studio near Newlyn where in addition to making pots she hand-prints her own artwork and illustrates books.