Deb Eck (she/her) is a mixed media artist who works primarily with paper, thread, and text. Her work features a characteristic concern with repetition, the evidence of the maker’s hand, and women’s work. Her recent artist’s books have focused on the translation of traditional embroidery techniques into functional binding patterns. Her functional books and journals use post-consumer recycled materials and fabric to create practical beauty from rubbish. In addition to her studio practice, she directs the Pearl City Clay House program for Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, and teaches classes and workshops for numerous other arts and cultural organizations both regionally and nationally. She received her MA in Visual Culture from Northumbria University in Newcastle, England and her BFA from the University at Buffalo, where she graduated as the Dean’s Medalist in Fine Arts.