Tamara first became interested in pursuing her artistic capabilities and intrinsic sense of style in her early 20s. She enrolled in the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, and graduated with a major in enameling and sculpture. Following apprenticeships with jeweler Steven Aurthers and renowned enamellist Fay Rooke, her creative journey led her to Vancouver, BC. Fascinated by the structural contingencies of working with metal and the weightlessness of cloisonné techniques, Tamara established a name for herself through the creation of unique jewelery collections, ranging from wearable art limited editions to one-of-a-kind sculptural art pieces. Her handcrafted signature designs are characterized by contrasting precious and semi precious gems with silver, gold, copper and/or bronze accents and can be found in personal collections worldwide.