Debbie Templeton-Page

Debbie Templeton-Page was born in Tasmania and has aboriginal ancestry. She moved permanently to New Zealand in her twenties and has been sculpturing since 1999. She works full- time as a sculptor and tutor from her studio/gallery in York Street, Timaru. Predominantly exhibiting in the South Canterbury region, but also in Italy in 2004 where she did a resident sculpture course working in marble and alabaster. Debbie’s unique sculptures grace homes locally and internationally; and she has done numerous commissions .

Statement From Artist

“From the moment I first picked up a hammer and chisel sculpting has been my passion and obsession. Sculptures and rocks are always twisting and turning in my mind, inspired not only by the way they look but also the way they feel. The stone sometimes has a mind of its own, other times the sculptures I create are a reflection of my life, a way of expressing myself and sometimes a bit of both. Having worked in many different mediums over the years, Bluestone (Basalt) has me in ‘its grip’ at the moment. The natural beauty that emulates from the stone just amazes me.. It is a natural resource that is quarried in Timaru, is a part of the local shoreline and hills.

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