Following art school Deborah co-founded the product design and manufacturing company, Urban Icons. The company up-cycled industrial products – turning oil drums into furniture, for instance – and collaborated with other manufacturers to realise cutting edge designs. It was during this phase that her interest in working with paper developed. To support her studio practice she later did an MA in psychotherapy. She now works part-time in east London as a solution-focused psychotherapist.

Art Education

Central Sian Martin’s College of Art and Design
BA(Hons) Fine Art (Sculpture
Sir John Cass School of Art
Sculpture Foundation Course

Selected Exhibitions

Cambrian Open Studios, east London2017-2019
Wills Art Warehouse, London, The Art of the Body1998
Whitechapel. London Open, Digital Exhibition2018
Wells Contemporary Art, Wells Museum2015
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Currency of Fame1994
Stables Gallery, Solo Exhibition, London, Box Pictures1998
Space Open Studios, East London1998-2002
Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, Shortlist2016
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London1995
Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London2015
Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery Brick Lane, London2014
Other Art Fair, Ambika P3 Gallery, London2014
Mode, Islington, London2000
Maymie White Contemporary Art, London, A Celebration of the Figure1998
Loughborough Hotel Art Gallery, London2014-2015
Library Gallery, Stoke Newington, London, Works on Paper1997
Lethaby Gallery, London1996
Hidden Art, Brick Lane, London2001-2003
East London Design Show, Shoreditch, London2003-2005
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London2016
Craft Movement Fair, London, Box Pictures and Wall Images1998-2000
Candid Arts Gallery, London, Framed2014
British Art Medal Society, Plantation House, London1994-1995
Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, London1996-1998


Winning Art Medal: British Art Medal Society Competition1994-1995
Commissioned to produce a second medal for the Society


British Museum

Private Collections: United Kingdom, South Africa, Japan


Age In The Frame: self-designed, socially-engaged project on ageing