After completing a college course in fashion design, Debbie spent several years designing and creating wedding dresses, often with hand embroidered details along with matching jewellery. It was whilst she was searching the internet for beads for wedding jewellery that Debbie came across some stunning handmade beads and needed to find out more.
After searching for more information on handmade beads her creative side blossomed when she discovered that lessons were available locally. With only 1 day spent with Ray Skene (a talented local lampworker) there was no turning back for her, the addiction with glass had begun.
Since then there have been lessons with Terese Laliberte, Julie Fountain, Amanda Muddimer and Lucio Bubacco along with hours of glass exploration sat in front of the torch.
Debbie’s love of colour and texture still remains and can be seen in many of her beads. Her fascination and love of lampworking has now relegated the sewing machines to the attic.
Debbie can be seen at shows across the length and breadth of the country displaying her lampworking beads and jewellery designs. Debbie also maintains a very active Facebook page where she is often in contact with fellow lampworkers both in the country and abroad.