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I make cast bone china pieces which are either mounted and framed for the wall or
mounted on plinths. I cast from fabric. The fired bone china is left in its original
white colour. I love working with textures and I look for 'interesting events in the
surface' I like to include both the controlled, such as the weave and seams and also
the random, for example, a stray thread. I am also exploring the way the material
drapes and hangs, either as abstract pieces or as dresses.
"Deborah's third method is to impregnate pieces of fabric with clay by drawing them through the shallow trough of china slip before hanging them to dry. During the firing the fabric burns away leaving a china ghost of the original. I found handling one of these pieces surprisingly moving. It reminded me of the folds that one sees in the garments of marble angels in Victorian cemeteries and also like sloughed snakeskin when it has dried. It was a strange combination of looking alive and yet feeling lifeless. Mind you, these pieces are not displayed to be handled. Once completed they are mounted into specially made deep frames behind glass like iconic remnants from an earlier age. As with the flat pieces, colour is used minimally and may just be a couple of areas of copper or a faint blush of celadon green."Gary Comford
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2007 Selected for Membership of The Sussex Guild.
June 1998 - BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design Glass and Ceramics 2-1, Middlesex University
2007 - Spring Show. Alexander Gallery, Brighton
March 2004 - Living etc magazine
2004 - Glass sculpture commissioned by guitarists Gordon Giltrap and Ray Burnley for CD Cover - "Double Vision" - released August 2004.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 59 Smithbarn, Horsham, West Sussex, UK, RH13 6DT.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1403 265835
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Last Updated: 2011-06-27
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