Deborah was initially inspired to work in clay through a childhood trip to Mexico when she became mesmerized by a woman working a primitive kickwheel. While the rest of her family went sightseeing, 5-year-old Deborah spent the day watching the shapeless "mud" being magically transformed into beautiful vases. She has never forgotten the woman or her work.

Originally from Houston, Texas, Deborah has resided in Lititz, PA for the past 26 years. Her work is in collections worldwide. She has done commissioned pieces for Armstrong World Industries and specially-designed projects for the Marriott Corporation. Deborah continues to accept larger commercial projects today.

She is best known for her carved porcelain and stoneware Shadowlamps ©. These hand-carved, trademarked luminaries were selected for permanent exhibit in Tokyo, Japan by the Japanese External Trade Organization.

The raku process is her most recent exploration in clay. A full-time pottery teacher and studio potter, Deborah feels blessed to share her love of working with clay with others. Learn more about her from her resume below, or view samples of her collection.

1972-1974 University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX

Fine Arts Program

1974-1976 Waldorf Teacher Training Institute of Mercy College, Detroit, MI

Foundational courses in teaching Curative Art Education at a Waldorf school.

Additional Studies:

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX: Six years, full scholarship in Fine Arts Program
  • Contemporary Museum of Art, Houston, TX: Three years, full scholarship in Fine Arts Program
  • Management On Site, Inc., Lancaster, PA: Business Management Training

1992-Present Owner, Randolph Pottery Studio & School, Lititz, PA

Produce and sell my own work, and also teach pottery classes four evenings a week. Eight to nine students per class. Foundational courses in all aspects of clay work and specialty workshops in raku.

1993-1995 Director/Owner of Randolph Academy of the Arts

Taught foundational course in pottery for all levels of experience. Acted as organizer and director of continuing education classes taught at the Academy, including pottery, painting, drawing, sculpting, jewelry making, mold making, mold casting, calligraphy, and papermaking.

1986-1992 Co-Owner of Randolph & Lark Ltd.

Produced original designs in pottery on a large production scale, sold nationally and internationally. Products were carried and sold in showrooms in Tokyo, Brussels, and London. We branched out from our pottery line into textiles and pure design work.

1976-1986 Individual Studio Potter

Member of Houston Designer Craftsman, Houston, TX. Participated in gallery shows with other artists in a group called Diverse Works. Pottery works were commissioned by the Marriott Corporation for a hotel in Austin, TX. Pottery and textile works were commissioned by Armstrong World Industries for national ad campaigns.



Juried member PA Guild of Craftsmen


Pottery and textile works included in homes of various collectors. The one I most treasure is the inclusion of my work in the collection of President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter.


Work is on permanent exhibit in the Commerce Building in Tokyo through JETRO.


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