A ceramist of great skill and wit, Debbie was born in Canada, but arrived in Cornwall with her mother Ann in 1981, to establish her own potteries, and latterly to extend this to hand-printing of posters, poetry and small books. She worked first from the Lizard near Mawgan, and then at Penhalvean Pottery, Redruth, and now is re-building her studios near Penzance on the A30 leading toward Land's End.
She was educated in England and studied ceramics at the West Surrey College of Art & Design, and at the Bath Pottery.
Her ceramics, whether useful small bowls, large platters, garden tables and barrel-stools, goblets or tiles all tell stories, and are referenced to classical and local history. The intense colouring in golds and yellows set a background for intricate paintings of Celtic design, people, animals, etc. making her work always distinguishable in any collection.