About Me

Deborette Clarke is a designer/maker with a wealth of experience that covers many areas in the creative sector. I design and make small leather goods under the label B18 Leather. I am a qualified secondary school teacher with a specialism in Art & Design and Design & Technology, having taught for many years. My background is in Fashion and Textiles.

Passionate about learning and a self confessed life long learner I regularly update my making skills by taking part in a variety of creative workshops.


‘As a creative practioner and teacher I believe in creative learning
both inside and outside of the classroom and curriculum’.

Whilst working on a variety of workshops for museums I decided to offer pop up workshops, which I later started running from my studio. The workshops and short courses have been created to be fun and informative. Most are suitable for a beginner or improver. They currently take place on weekends.

More recently I started Greenwood Presents – an inclusive space where new and emerging local creatives can promote and sell their work.