Deborah Kirkpatrick is a native Houstonian who studied art at the Museum of Fine Arts School (now Glassell), Houston Community College and University of Houston. Deborah works in enameling and jewelry, woodcarving, sculpting and gemstone carving. She loves making one-of-a-kind pieces and strives to do what hasn’t been done before. She frequently incorporates wood, bone, gemstones, metal, enamel or paint into one object. Many of her pieces are small in size but highly detailed, and most incorporate human faces. She is strongly influenced by the Art Nouveau artists–most notably the jewelers Lalique and Fouquet.