Deborah Harrison

Deborah was born in Yorkshire. She is a contemporary sculptor who specialises in stone. Her stone carving uses a technique called 'Carving Direct' which was used by Henry Moore and Michaelangelo. As Deborah carves she 'reaches a skin' after which she describes the sculpture taking on a life of its own.

After discovering the art of sculpting she Studied Fine Art and Stone Masonry. Deborah works in a wide variety of stones including Limestones, Alabasters through to Marble and also works in metal. Her work is a unique combination of traditional and abstract forms.

She is a founder member of the Cotswold Sculptors Association and 'Inside Out', a Gloucester Group of artists who explore spirituality through art.

Her work has appeared in The Metro, Stone Magazine and many local publications. She has been interviewed on Radio Gloucestershire on four occasions about a series of Portland Carvings called, 'The Testimony of The Dispossessed' which highlights issues such as sex trafficking, depression, body image, addiction and the oppression of the poor.

Deborah enjoys working collaboratively with organisations to raise access to the arts in the community and recently worked with Matson doing school carving workshops and exhibitions. She has exhibited widely in Gloucestershire on the local art trails and in Gloucester Cathedral, Norfolk Cathedral and St Stephens Walbrook in London.

She runs 3D sculpting courses at her workshop at the City Works. Deborah takes sculpting commissions from private, public and corporate clients.