Deborah Beck

Deborah Beck
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Deborah works from a small studio in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, where she creates sustainable contemporary silver and mixed metal jewellery with an environmental conscience and a clean and distinctive style.

Her debut work, ‘Mangrove Collection’ was inspired by issues of global warming after a trip around the mangrove forests of Guadeloupe. The collection explores themes of protection and carbon capture and features pieces influenced by the magnificent shapes and undulations of mangrove roots.

Deborah’s latest collection ‘Plasticity’ is inspired by the impact of human activity on the planet and features recycled single-use plastics which she has collected, remoulded and repurposed and set within silver structures inspired by the shapes and forms of human industry.
Holmfirth Art Market - Newcomer Award with Sponsored stand - November 2016
‘Ones to Watch’ Exhibition for emerging graduate makers -Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, March 2017
Saltaire Makers Fair - May 2017
Art & Show in York -(Jan & David Roberts award for emerging talent) - October 2017
Sunny Bank Mills Makers Market - Farsley, Nov 2017
Art & Show in York -(Jan & David Roberts award for emerging talent) - October 2017
Saltaire Makers Fair - May 2018
Raw 17 Exhibition for Emerging Makers, Sculpture Lounge Studios, Holmfirth Art week- June 2018
Art In The Pen, Skipton August 2018
The Hepworth Gallery Summer Makers Fair, Wakefield, Aug 2018
Wirksworth Festival Designer Makers Showcase, Sept 2018
Art & York, Oct 2018
Lustre, Djangoly Gallery, Nottingham Nov 2018
Haddon Hall Artisan Winter Market, Derbyshire Nov 2018
Art at the Altar, Penistone, Nov 2018
Globe Arts Winter Makers Fair, Nov 2018
Sculpture Lounge Studios Christmas Art Show, Holmfirth 2018
Saltaire Makers Fair, May 2019
Crafted By Hand, Masham June 2019
Holmfirth Art Week, July 2019
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield July 2019
Art & York, Oct 2019
Lustre, Djangoly Gallery, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham Nov 2019
Art at the Altar, Penistone Nov 2019
Art Fest, Holmfirth, Nov 2019
Artefact Exhibition, Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Nov 2019
The Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Altrincham, Dec 2019
Injuries suffered in a serious accident in 2011 meant a career break and ultimate change after nine years working as a self employed Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist. After recovery, Deborah went on to study for a UAL Diploma in Art and Design - Jewellery, at The Manchester College, graduating with a distinction in 2015. Whilst studying, she was presented with the Rowena Golton Memorial Award for Creativity and won a place on the Goldsmith Centre's Undergraduate Summer school.

Notable early career achievements include:
The Newcomer Award with Sponsored stand at Holmfirth Art Market- November 2016.
‘Ones to Watch’ Exhibition for emerging graduate makers - Sunny Bank Mills, March 2017
The Jan & David Roberts award for Emerging Talent at Art & Show in York, Nov 2017

Deborah’s work has featured in several BBC TV Drama Series and has been worn by characters in ‘Death In Paradise' ‘In The Club’ and ‘London Kills’.

Deborah works from a small studio in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, where she creates sustainable contemporary silver and mixed metal jewellery with an environmental conscience and a clean and distinctive style.
Plasticity Collection 01. Legacy Brooch
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Plasticity Collection 01. Legacy Ring
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Plasticity Collection 03. Legacy Brooch