I have been sculpting and throwing clay for over 20 years but retiring from my job as an Engineering Designer 3 years ago has really allowed me to fuse my technical design ability with my love of clay to develop my technique. Working in stoneware and porcelain, I particularly enjoy sculpting human characters inspired by the local history and rural life from Morecambe Bay and the Lake District.
I also specialise in stoneware animal forms, including pet commissions and native wildlife. Each piece is entirely hand built in stoneware and finished with velvet underglaze and gloss glaze. My aim is to sculpt with sensitivity and empathy for my subject, inviting the viewer to relate and reflect on the character, personality and spirit of the piece.
I am also a member of Northern Potter Association and Craft Potters Association Further information can be found on Deborah's website http://www.tarnsideceramics.co.uk/