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’

TRAINING

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 The Goldsmiths Centre,  K2 Academy, Cockpit Arts and In the Studio Training.

STOCKISTS

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

 

ONLINE STORE

Selected items from  Mangrove Co2llection and my Urban Bloom range can be  purchased at

www.deborahbeckjewellery.etsy.com