Artist. Sculptor. Tutor. Community Artist. Fellow of the Digswell Arts Trust.
Debbie Bent is a practicing artist living in Hertfordshire, she is a fellow of the Digswell Arts Trust with a new studio opening in Letchworth 2012 where she will be working along side sixteen other artists in a purpose built studio and working space.
Her work centres around the human body and the natural environment exploring issues of belonging and history. She exhibits nationally.
Debbie has also worked on several commissions for public and private spaces.
As well as teaching ceramics and sculpture to adults and children, she works as a community artist around Hertfordshire. Ongoing classes are at Courtyard Arts in Hertford and other children's classes are held at Samuel Ryder School in Saint Albans. She continues to train in areas such as working with vulnerable adults as well pushing the boundaries of her own work.
- Member of Herts Visual Arts Forum
- Trained to teach the Arts Award
- Member of The society of Designer Craftsmen
- Founder member of Hermit Artists
- Training undertaken in Preparing to teach in the LIfelong Learning Sector
Permenant sculptures are at The Maynard Galleries in Welwyn Garden City and Courtyard Arts Centre in Hertford as well as Smiles Dental Studio in Harpenden who purchased one of her earliest pieces.
Fenners Building Letchworth opening show 2012
Maynard Gallery, July 2011
Saint Albans Christmas Fair, December 2011
Courtyard Arts, tutors exhibition, 2011
Harpenden Christmas Fair, December 2010
Hertfordshire Open Studios, September 2010
July 21st- 25th Art in the Garden at Tatton Flower Show
January to May 2010 Waterside Arts Centre Open, in Sale nr Manchester, (selected by a panel of judges)
May 14th-May 16 Craft and Design Experience, Henley on Thames
April 15th to 18th: Craft in Focus at RHS Garden, Wisley in Surrey (selected)
April 24th-9th May: The Sculpture Show-Trull House, Nr Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8SQ (selected group of twenty sculptors)
May 46-16th: Craft and Design Experience at The Henley Show Grounds/Greenlands within the Hamblden Estate in Henley on Thames(selected)
September 11th-26th : the Sculpture Show: Marle Place, Brenchley, Nr Tonbridge, Kent TN12 7HS
Work in progress: