Getting to know Debbie from Rosewood Art

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Some beautiful sculptures and artworks have recently taken up residence in one of the glass cabinets at the front of the shop. If you’ve been admiring the work then you might want to find out more about the talented lady who makes them, so we sat down with Debbie Stevens to find out more.

Debbie has been organising and taking part in exhibitions with her paintings and sculptures for more than 20 years.

Her first trained artistic subject was clay and abstract/figurative sculpture back in 1997. After three years training in ceramics, she began an Arts and Design Foundation course and went on to do a H.N.D in Fine Art.

She explored every type of media she could during the three years, including materials such as inks, varnish and plater, video installations and printing.

Debbie currently has a studio at her home, next to her kitchen, where she can indulge in her passion for sculpting and create the lovely pieces currently on sale here.

We caught up with Debbie for a quick five minute question session and here’s what she had to say: 

What’s your favourite daytime drink, tea or coffee or do you prefer something else?

Proper coffee and something homemade…my favourite is flap-jack.

Or, if I am lucky enough to be by a pool, then a nice chilled glass of Sauvignon.

What do you enjoy most about making/creating/what you do?

The excitement of starting a new piece and not knowing where it will take me and what form I will produce as I work with the clay. Each one is unique!

Name one thing you couldn’t live without and why?

My beautiful children who are all creative in their own ways. They are 20, 22 and 24-years-old.

They bring balance and grounding to my life and are always involved and supportive with my business.

What is the most important tool to help you when you’re crafting/creating/working?

My hands, without them I wouldn’t be able to feel my way into each sculpture I create.

If money was no object, where in the world would you most like to go?

It would definitely have to involve a beautiful blue sea, peace and quiet, warmth on my skin and a studio nearby full of all the materials I would need to work. Probably Bali.

In a normal week, how much time do you spend making/crafting/working in your business?

My creative mind never stops, but probably around 15 to 20 hours.

When you’re not working what else do you like to do?

I have been a Beauty Therapist for more than 30 years and I love to help make people relax and feel better about themselves.

I also need to walk every day with my dogs for creative inspiration and head space.



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