1925 - 2010

Beryl May Debney, was born in Pembroke, Wales in 1925, daughter of Edwin Debney (26 November 1892-9 September 1965), a police officer, and his wife Gwendoline Margaret née Powell (1895-1964), who married at Pembroke in 1918 and in 1939 were living at 15 Hanover Court, Hammersmith, London. Beryl studied ceramics at Ipswich School of Art, then at the Civic College, Rope Walk, Ipswich under Bernard Leach (1887-1979) and John Chipperfield [q.v.]. Beryl returned to the Art School as a part-time tutor in pottery and one of her pupils was Pat Todd [q.v.]. She died at Woodbridge, Suffolk on 11 January 2010, she was unmarried.