Debbie Barber is a ceramic artist who specialises in Raku and smoke fired ceramics, working from her home studio in rural Leicestershire. Debbie's original art and design education was in textile decoration and embroidery. However after 10 years she changed course and returned to college to train as a potter, having a lifelong interest in ceramics.
Debbie was drawn to Naked Raku as a firing technique as she enjoys the hands on and the dynamic process of Raku firing. Raku ceramics date from 16th century Japan. As part of the tea ceremony, tea bowls were simply made using this fast-firing technique.