When you purchase your one-of-a-kind handcrafted piece from the Debs, know that you are supporting works from artisans that are aligned with turning sustainable woods. A portion of all their proceeds since 2006 have gone to Charitable Organizations to benefit Animals, People and the Environment. In addition to contributing monetarily, they also donate many of their works for charitable contributions and fund raising events.
About The Debs
Debbie Woods - Iíve worked in the technical sector for over 30 years. A native Floridian and FSU Alumni, Iíve lived in Northern Virginia for more than 20 years.
I love all woods. My turning specialty is small items with bark inclusions or natural edges. Another of my specialties is vases using end grain turning; I find the challenge worth the reward when the final piece has the lovely light sapwood contrasted by the dark heartwood.
I am an award winning stained glass artisan and am finally getting back into the studio. I have had many inspiring ideas circling in my head that include bird feathers and dreamcatchers and I look forward to making them a reality soon.
Debra Breton - I worked as a Graphic designer and PrePress Manager for 20+ years before getting my first lathe in 2002. Have always been drawn to wood, its earthy feel and beauty of its grain, but when I saw someone using a lathe to turn a log into a beautiful bowl, I knew woodturning was for me.
I enjoy embellishing pieces by piercing, dying, painting and carving them. Other times, preferring to let the wood do the talking. Ultimately, there is something so satisfying about taking a seemingly ordinary piece of wood and transforming it into something that can be enjoyed for generations.
When not in the woodturning shop or out photographing nature, I'm usually in the studio painting or playing in the dirt of our organic heirloom garden...