Debra spent many years in Sydney and London studying the art form. Now a Christchurch based contemporary jeweller & designer, Debra Fallowfield describes her work as urban icons. "Precious metals, rare gemstones and sparkling diamonds are coaxed into exquisite wearable art".
Although nearer art than jewellery she believes her work is to be worn, adored and adorned - not locked away in a glass case. "Rings are my forte", she says with a smile. "I love working with solid heavy gold and silver gaining textures and forms, yet still always giving the metal a smooth lustrous, sensual finish"
Inspiration for her work is as varied as her designs, Ancient civilisations, architecture, skate and dance culture - "I get a lot from everyday life-symbols, logo's, fashion what's on the street, urban decay as much as from New Zealand's vast and diverse landscape."