Debbie specialises in naked Raku and sawdust firing enjoying the hands on and dynamic process of Raku firing. Using resists she uses smoke to ‘paint’ patterns on the surface of the clay. The finished pieces are burnished and polished with wax. Copper lustre is used to highlight pattern and to introduce some colour.
Design inspiration comes from the natural world, birds, trees and plants but recently patterns from antique textiles and embroideries have been a particular interest.