Hello Lovely You!
Hello and welcome to my website. I'm Debs, a full time artist working from my farm-based studio in Auchtermuchty, located just a few miles from the picturesque village of Falkland in Fife.
I have always been creative and enjoy working with a wide range of art and creative mediums.
My need to create shines from me. It makes me happy, and I thrive with every piece created. Being self-taught and my desire to span a variety of mediums means I don't feel I 'fit' within a specific art category, and so I prefer the term 'Creative Artist'. It gives me the freedom to create unrestricted and I really like that.
I'm pretty much obsessed with anything arty or crafty and while I take notions for getting all the paints out and being messy and creative with mixed media and abstract art, I tend to always return to clay, so a large selection of my work is ceramic based.
Clay is such a therapeutic medium to work with, I love the transformation from a lump of cold wet clay to a piece of pretty jewellery or giftware. The excitement and pride I feel each time I open my kiln has never left. Providing the kiln fairies have been kind... it feels like a little bit of magic has happened in there.
Over the years I have tried to work out what art form defines me as me, but my mind works like a thousand boxes open all at once. I love every art form. I'm inquisitive, creative, resourceful, ultra organised, yet, completely disorganised, happy go lucky just run with it and then straight down the line aiming for perfection. Somehow that's just what suits me best.
The creative chaos that results is what allows me to create such a wonderful and diverse mix of giftware my brand is becoming known for.
I've been very fortunate to have gained a lot of interest in my work over the past few years and now work with around 95 independent giftshops and galleries stocking my work. The thrill of knowing my work is stocked so widely across Scotland has been such a boost for my confidence and has strengthened my desire to keep creating.
Leaving a full time career to go all out as a creative took a lot of faith and inner strength. I had my doubts, over and over again, but I'm glad I made the leap.
The Deborah Cameron brand has grown rapidly over the past 5 years, and I now run my business with the support of my husband and sons. We each bring our own skills to the team and it's such a joy to be working together. You can find out more about our roles in the family business on our Meet the team page.
Understandably, the past few years have been tough as we navigated though the ups and downs of the pandemic, but I finally feel we are back on track. We are really excited to bring you our new A/W and Christmas ranges this year and even more excited about what we have in store for Spring 2023.
We have so many new ranges and ideas to share with you! I'm really proud of it all.
If you're as excited as I am, then I'd love you to join me. I will be sharing some insights into the behind-the-scenes of a family business and the messy creative happiness that goes into the process of creating. We will also be aiming to post some 'how to' videos and revisit blogging too!
To be part of it all as it unfolds - sign up below to the newsletter and come on over and join our community on social media - where you can keep up with what we get up to, get involved with new ideas and feedback and be the first to see lots of new creations as they progress.
Hope to see you there!
Ps. If you're a retailer, interested in finding out more - here is a handy link to my trade site.