Debbie Gilmer, potter
Artist’s Statement – Biography
Debbie Gilmer has been a full-time potter since 2004 with a studio and showroom near South Mountain. As a potter she enjoys simple forms with lots of throwing marks, showing that each piece is uniquely made by hand. Debbie is currently developing a palette of soft matte glaze colours with names such as the river rock and muted moss. Using both a retro speckled stoneware and a new creamy nutmeg clay body in her most recent series of work.
“Creating in clay allows the rich unknown within me to emerge into visible form. I value the beauty that is revealed every day. I value the rhythm of daily life that is open to possibility and blessed with originality. I value creating items for every day use that balance function and form … a joy to use and admire.”