Deborah is a contemporary sculptor who specialises in stone. She discovered stone carving in the art tent at The Greenbelt Festival. She began carving with the Open College Network and then went onto study Fine Art and Stone Masonry. After her mother died decided to go professional in 2015.
Her strength is in reductive art which means seeing the form within a medium and then taking away the waste. Her affinity for stones comes from their ancient permanence and infinite possibilities as no rock has the same colour, shape or texture. Each sculpture is a unique emotive record of a symbiotic encounter between the sculptor and the sculpted. Therefore every sculpture is unique and has its own story and meaning. This technique is called 'Direct Carving' and was used by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth who, coincidentally were both from west Yorkshire as well.
Deborah is a founder member of the Cotswold Sculptors Association. Her inspiration comes from nature, figurative forms and her Christian Faith.
Deborah welcomes commissions and leads stone carving workshops throughout the year. http://www.debsharrison-sculptor.co.uk/3D_Stone_Carving_Leaflet.pdf
Gloucester City Works (Home of the Scrap Store)
COS2019 studio 71
Go through the big black iron gates and follow the drive to the car park. The workshop is at the back of the red corrugated shed