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THE SILVER ZEBRA STUDIO

THE CHESHIRE HOME OF DEBORAH MOSES WHO, SINCE 2004 HAS BEEN PRODUCING INNOVATIVE DESIGNS.

COLLECTED AND COMMISSIONED FOR HOMES, OFFICES AND HOSPITALS ADDING INDIVIDUALITY & DRAMA, CREATING CONVERSATION, COLOUR AND FORM.

SPECIALISING IN GLASS WALL PANELS – ORIGINAL ART – MIRRORS – BESPOKE TABLES – SCULPTURE

Deborah’s inherited expertise spans the art of glass for over 36 years. Sophisticated, sculpted, innovative glass designs are what she is renowned for. Contact the studio, we would love the opportunity to help with your decor, either by commission or we have a exclusive series of glass & art available.

Read our article featured in The Cheshire Magazine

”it started but with a grain of sand, with colours and shapes bouncing in my mind – sand and ideas that’s all it is”

BIOGRAPHY

Deborah Moses is respected and revered as one of the UKs leading kiln formed glass artists. She founded her studio, The Silver Zebra in 2004 and has garnered high praise and accolades for her exceptionally stunning art and sculptural work.

Drawing on over 35 years of experience in the glass industry, Deborah has developed her own eclectic and innovative style, incorporating a narrative of movement and a natural rhythm into all of her pieces. Although Deborah is a naturally self taught artist whose formal career began in 2002, her family has a rich history with glass.

Starting in Bristol and London, Deborah discovered her own innovative techniques and unique style that catapulted her fledgling career forward. Now, a master of her craft, Deborah offers training and classes in her studio for anyone wishing to learn her skills. Her visitors and students travel from across the globe as well as the UK.

As a classically trained chef, Deborah provides students freshly prepared lunches that are just as integral as the glass courses. Lunches are made with the families home grown produce or locally sourced, not to mention the pastries and desserts. The studio is based on the families dairy farm in rural Cheshire so it’s a perfect retreat for students or for client visits.

“To me, art is a synthesis of my personal feelings, the subject and colours that inspire me and my materials and techniques. Serenity and simplicity are my primary goals” 

Known for luxury glass sculpture, wall panel art, public installations and large format paintings, Deborah has gained national and international recognition. As her career has expanded and evolved, she has received invitations from TV and the media to showcase her work, including the BBC programme ‘Home is where the Art is’ with Nick Knowles.

Her glass work is largely commissioned including public installations, private, commercial, store displays and interior design commissions from clients: Private Hospitals, Councils, Architects, Interior Designers, Schools, Bang and Olufsen and Robbie Williams for SoccerAid. The Silver Zebra studio takes its name from Deborah’s love of glam rock Marc Bolan and the incomparable David Bowie. Her nickname of ‘Zebra’ comes from the lyrics in Bolans song ‘Deborah’; ‘Deborah is a Zebra’. ‘Silver’ compliments her kiln formed glass as a second discipline and has been utilised in both ‘beneath the tide’ and ‘when deer lay down’ series.

Deborah’s family and friends have played a huge role in her success and have supported her career from the beginning. For this and so much more, Deborah is truly grateful.

Our timeline

See’s celebrations of The Silver Zebra studio 20yr anniversary including a brand new website and a rather special event in August
“abstract of colour” painting installation commissioned by a London client
New series of ornate mirrors launched
A series of bathrooms panels designed & installed for a Cheshire client
A difficult year for everyone but commissions went ahead including a gold engraved botanical door panel for Cheshire florist ‘sunny view flowers’
Deborah invited to take part in a new series on BBC One presented by Nick Knowles “Home is where the Art is” Filming in the studio and on location. She went on to win the commission and has since created similar pieces for new clients
Cheshire Living Magazine features an article on Deborah’s work & family history
#CW10PARK ‘Windows of Middlewich’ Public installation Commissioned by Middlewich Town Council for ‘Fountains Field’ park. Funded by Tesco
Deborah designed the windows of Bang & Olufsen in Wilmslow for the Beosound edge launch and also presented a live painting which was then donated to The Remembering Nell foundation which benefits children in the North West.
In-depth interview by The Cheshire Magazine……double page spread in the May issue and also ‘when deers lay down’ sculpture
Simply Cheshire show – Arley Hall
Bang & Olufsen – Wilmslow – Solo exhibition ‘GEOS & CONSTELLATIONS’
Wilmslow Bang & Olufsen invited Deborah as a new partner. Synonymous with design B&O noted Deborahs innovative glass work compliments their technology
Tour of Britain 2016 public installation commissioned by Cheshire East Council for Tatton Park & Middlewich M6 roundabout. Deborah also designed and produced the winners trophy
Simply Cheshire – Arley Hall & Gardens
Chester Arts Fair – Chester race course. Exhibition of work included a glass ‘forest’ installation commissioned by the fair
Deborah visited Urmston Grammer School in Manchester where she lectured on glass history and working as a full time artist. The pupils then had the opportunity to work with Deborah on the Schools installation creating spheres of glass based on the brief of ‘science’
See Cheshire Life magazine for a 3 page feature on Deborah and her studio.
29 glass panels were designed and produced by Deborah then installed into a contemporary gate at Glen Eagles, a collaboration with stone carver David Wilson
Exhibition – Bruntnell & Astley – Ruskin Glass centre
Commissioned to create a body of work for Manchester Fertility Hospital – Royal Park Commission comprised 28 wall panels in total
‘Pink and powerful’ Deborah was invited to this charity event in aid of ‘breast cancer care’ as a supporter & North West entrepreneur.
Interview by ‘Dream Wall Style’ Hannah, founder of www.dreamwall.co.uk
Deborah invited to Charity Ladies lunch at Nunsmere Hall with calendar girl Angela Knowles and screen writer Tim Firth – Deborah created a sculpted glass sunflower for Angela’s charity.
Deborah was in the local press again with news of her up and coming curated Liverpool Art fair – Middlewich Guardian
The Great Liverpool Art Fair – Deborah directed and curated this very well received art fair with support from Sharon Sullivan – Lord Mayor of Liverpool.
2012 2014 Robbie Williams Soccer Aid commissioned Deborah to create players trophy
Deborah was commissioned by ‘Christ Church School’ in Liverpool to work with pupils and the installation of two window memorial panels.
St Clement Dane School Barbirolli Hall triple wall panel installation. Chorleywood Magazine interviewed Deborah about the commission for this prestigious hall.
Deborah commissioned to create a bespoke trophy for Hollyoaks TV charity football match
Deborah interviewed by Stoke radio station
Winters Art Market – Liverpool – St.Georges Hall
Abode hotel – Chester lunch and exhibition with 2* michelin chef Michael Caines MBE
Berkshire Xmas Contemporary Art & Craft fair
Simply Christmas show. International centre Harrogate.
Pure Cheshire magazine – 3 page article
‘returning home’ Solo exhibition based on Deborah’s inherited glass history in St.helens. www.worldofglass.com
Deborah’s exhibition pieces requested for the film premiere ‘STARDUST’ at Peckforton castle
Buxton Art fair Xmas
‘visual synergy’ Exhibition Blyth gallery Manchester
Richmond upon thames Contemporary Art fair 2006
Lowry centre Art and Craft fair Manchester
Courses and workshops are now available throughout the year
The Silver Zebra Glass Studio is founded