Deborah works from a small studio in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, where she creates contemporary silver and mixed metal jewellery with a clean and distinctive style.
Her debut work, ‘Mangrove Co2llection’ is inspired by issues of global warming after a recent trip around the mangrove forests of Guadeloupe. The collection explores themes of protection and carbon capture and includes different styles of ring, bangle, necklace and ear wear, inspired by the magnificent shapes and undulations of the mangrove roots.
Deborah is especially interested in alternative ear adornment and enjoys the creative possibilities opened up with this experimental approach to dressing the ears. Cuffs, climbers and statement ear pieces are often prominent features within her collections.
Deborah was recently awarded the ‘Jan & David Roberts award for emerging talent’ at Art& York in 2017, and her work has been featured in two BBC TV Drama Series, ‘Death In Paradise' and ‘In The Club’
Deborah studied for a UAL Diploma in Art and Design- Jewellery, at The Manchester College, graduating with a distinction in 2015. Whilst studying, she was presented with the Rowena Golton Memorial Award for Creativity and won a place on the Goldsmith Centre's Undergraduate Summer school.
Deborah continues to develop her techniques and practice with regular workshops and courses with renowned makers and training providers including Alchimia Jewellery School in Florence, The Goldsmiths Centre, K2 Academy and Cockpit Arts in London and In the Studio Training, (East Midlands, now Spain)
The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds
Kath Libbert Galley, Saltsmill, Saltaire, Nr Shipley
The Manchester Art Gallery Shop, Moseley Street, Manchester
Divinity Studio, Craft and Design Centre, Manchester
Ag Gallery, Matlock, Derbyshire
Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Leeds
The Guild Jewellers, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Fair Trader, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
Globe Arts Gallery, Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire
Arlette Gold Online Fashion Jewellery Boutique, London
PREVIOUS EVENTS, AWARDS & SHOWS
Sunny Bank Mills Makers Market - Nov 2017
Art & Show in York - Jan & David Roberts award for emerging talent with Sponsored Stand - October 2017
Saltaire Makers Fair - May 2017
Sunny Bank Mills ‘Ones to Watch’ Exhibition for emerging graduate makers - March 2017
Holmfirth Art Market - Newcomer Award with Sponsored stand - November 2016
Undergraduate Summer School - Goldsmiths Centre, London – July 2015
Rowena Golton Memorial Award For Creativity - The Manchester College July 2015
Selected items from Mangrove Co2llection and my Urban Bloom range can be purchased at