Debbie was a founder member of “The Artists Co-Operative”., now based in Simonstown.
She has studied ceramics with Wilma Cruise and Barbara Jackson. She ran the children’s ceramic school at Barbara’s studio for several years.
Her ceramic work and paIntings have been shown in several group exhibitions in Cape Town and Jhb, with work in private collections both locally and abroad.
Most recently, her deep interest in the power of the creative impulse has led to her collaboration with dancer Balu Nivison in the development and facilitation of the “MovingArts” programme, which has been running successfully for the past 11 years.
She is ever aware of the essential need of an artist to keep herself alive with new input and iinspiration (especially as a teacher herself), and to this end attends workshops and programmes offered here and abroad as often as possible. Most recently, she has been working with Gill Aldermann and Mary Visser..
In 2014, she started a collaboration with UK artist Emily Ball, and brought Emily to Cape Town to offer workshops here . She has since attended a further Summer School course with Emily at her studio in UK 2015.
In April 2016, Emily is once again to be a guest and teacher in this country.
In Jan 2017, Debbie hasted Emily Ball for another 4 day workshop in Cape Town.
In 2015, she began to teach art to the students of Indoni Arts Academy in Gugulethu.
She is currently teaching and working from her own studio in Cape Town, , and by invitation at various venues.