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Deborah's sustainable contemporary jewellery designs incorporate recycled metals and waste materials. Her collections have an environmental conscious and a clean and distinctive style. Her debut work, Mangrove Co2llection explores themes of Carbon capture and protection and is inspired by issues of global warming following a kayak trip through the mangrove forests of Guadeloupe. In Plasticity, her latest work, Deborah recycles and reforms entirely by hand the single-use plastic litter she has collected on her daily dog walks along the river. She cuts, shapes and refines this repurposed raw material and positions it within sculptural recycled metal structures, creating colourful wearable art pieces that are directly inspired by the straight lines of human industry. Her work responds to pertinent global concerns and the effect of human activity on the planet with dramatic visual references and an urban aesthetic, yet remains ultimately wearable, oscillating in an intriguing interspace somewhere between the familiar and the unconventional. Her collections and 'slow-craft' practice actively engage with the wider debate surrounding sustainability, notions of preciousness and waste in the design and jewellery industry and the movement towards a circular economy.
Deborah is based in West Yorkshire.