Hello Lovely You!
Hello and welcome to my website. I'm Debs, a full time artist working from my farm based studio 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'm comfortable with that.
Over the years I have tried to work out what it is that defines me as me, but my mind works like a thousand boxes open all at once. 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. Some how it works - and the creative chaos that results is what makes me the artist I am today.
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, for a while now I've settled quite well into ceramics and I find myself feeling calm here.
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.
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 85 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 anxiety is completely outweighed by the rewards and pride I feel in my creations.
Inside and around my studio
However, I can feel my creative passion calling again. I've played it safe for a quite a while now. The challenges and new normal we all found ourselves in during 2020 gave me some time to reflect on my path. Life is too short to be anything but happy and we all have it in us to be the creators of our own density. I've been working in a little safe zone on my creations but I've also been growing and I'm feeling ready for another leap of faith. I love my current work and will continue to make it but there really is so much more to come from this creative little mind - I'm ready to be vulnerable again and can't wait to create and share my new designs and ideas!
So, look out 2021, this will be the year I let my creativity run free - I'll be launching my new ranges early Summer - with a focus on abstract art and larger sculptures brimming with happiness and positivity and there will be plenty to see along the way!
If you're as excited as I am, then I'd love you to join me. I will be sharing all the behind the scenes messy creative happiness that goes into the process of creating and aiming to post some 'how to' videos and blogs too! If this sound like your kind of place, then sign up below to the newsletter and come on over and join my wee community on social media - where you can tabs on what I'm 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.