LOST WAX PROCESS
With an eye on inspiration, Tamara sketches, makes notes and assembles images and ideas. As ideas are selected and refined, sculpting starts using jewelers wax or hardening clays. When satisfied with the sculpted piece, the journey to a finished metal object begins. Depending on the item being cast, sterling silver and bronze for limited editions, or pewter for the pewter collection is used. Tamara is proud to support local artisans and businesses and all metal casting is done is Los Angeles. An abbreviated explanation of the design process and casting methods is outlined below.