Member Profile

Debra Jurss
Member Artwork: 
Artists Statement: 
joyous wonder still moment frozen in time
Artists Biography: 
I was born in Townsville and was on the ocean in a small boat when I was a week old. My family lived through a major cyclone there and then moved near Hervey Bay. I grew up spending a lot of time in small boats and spending most family holidays camping on Fraser Island. I moved to Canberra as a university graduate, and have spent many years working as a project manager. Travelling has been a big part of my life in recent years and two journeys to Antarctica have had a particularly strong impact on my art practice. I first worked with glass in a Canberra Glassworks (CGW) course in 2007. I then studied glass in the ANU School of Art Glass Workshop, graduating in 2013. I was a Thomas Foundation Artist in Residence at the CGW in March 2014 and I currently rent a studio space at the Glassworks. Today I divide my time between my individual art practice, and working with the amazing community of glass artists who make use of the Canberra Glassworks.
Artists Website: 
http://www.debrajurss.com
Area of Interest: 
Hot Glass
State: 
ACT