Tammy’s jewellery is an abstract representation of the tiny elements that exist within the natural landscape around us. Predominantly using recycled sterling silver, her work is meticulously hand crafted and inspired by the flowers, leaves, seedpods, and gumnuts that she finds on the forest floor surrounding her studio. Tammy’s considered design approach and high attention to detail allow her to delicately pierce and drill into metal to create beautiful botanical inspired objects.
Tammy also uses the lost wax casting process in some of her work and finely carves details and patterns into the wax, playing with form and shape to create intricate pieces of jewellery.
Tammy completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Jewellery and Metals at Monash University in 2007, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education in 2008. She was selected for Craft Victoria’s FRESH! Award in 2007 and was the recipient of the Curatorial Mentorship award. Tammy also received an Excellence in Honours award from Monash University in 2007 and the Jewellery Studio Award in 2006.
Since graduating Tammy has been teaching and refining her creative practice which has a strong ethical and sustainable focus with an emphasis on recycled materials. A mum of two energetic boys, she works from her home studio in Central Victoria, finding plenty of inspiration in the natural environment surrounding her home.