The natural beauty of the sea forms served as a basis to capture the intricacy of nature into eccentric porcelain shapes, witnessed in such signature Steidel work as her Ocean Whisper series.
Stedel is closely associated with the mesmerizing crystalline glaze. Throughout her career Debra enjoyed the experimentation that is fundamental to her craft but her pursuit of perfecting various crytalline glazes became an obsession.For Debra,the vividness of the glaze was equally important to the organic formulation of each unique crystal as to maintain harmonious composition of the overall piece.
The recipes of her glazes have taken years, and some, decades to perfect.
What began as a gas station back in the 1950's has been transformed into a state of the art gallery representing over 200 artists from accross the United States.
Housing fine art, paintings, sculpture, jewelry,pottery,glass, wood and metal, Objects has become a world class gallery located in the small unique seaside resort village of Irvington, Virginia.