Debra Jurss first worked with glass in a Canberra Glassworks course in 2007. She then studied glass in the ANU School of Art Glass Workshop, graduating in 2013. She was a Thomas Foundation Artist in Residence at the CGW in March 2014 and currently rents a studio space at the Glassworks.

Debra was born in Townsville and first travelled in a small boat at one week old. She has a strong affinity with marine environments and her current work is influenced by two journeys to Antarctic coastal environments.

Debra’s work is inspired by moments of joyous wonder, those still moments where we appreciate what is around us.   It’s important to her that the work has a sense of movement, of change frozen at a particular point in time, with a sense of fold, slide, and slip.