The Tamara Childs brand has a reputation for exquisite artisan craftsmanship among home décor, interior design and decorating industry insiders.
Hundreds of different pieces, each designed and individually hand made in the USA by Tamara and Adam are sold by more than 700 of the finest home stores, jewelry boutiques, Judaica specialists, florists, gift shops, museums and galleries worldwide.
Tamara Childs glassware is custom-created exclusively for the Childs Studio. Each piece is handcrafted, gilded, finished and packaged—and every piece literally goes through Tamara and Adam’s hands twice. The artists’ intimate relationship with each piece sets the Tamara Childs brand apart from all others and will continue to enable her to offer the finest in hand-gilded gifts, tableware and decorative accessories. Visit our page on the gilding process to see how it's done.
Tamara Childs is passionate about art and design. Her passion became her life’s work when, after receiving a BFA in Graphic Design and enjoying a successful career as a Seattle stylist and art director in commercial photography, she hand-gilded her grandma’s antique chair. With that, Tamara renewed her love of fine art. The year was 1991 and marked the beginning of Tamara Childs’ new endeavor to create beautifully handcrafted pieces of art as tableware and giftware for everyday living and display.
Childs’ son Adam became an ideal collaborator. After attending the School of Architecture at Arizona State University, he received a degree from the Art Institute of Seattle with a focus in modern residential design and painting. Adam’s math background coupled with his architecture training proved to be the perfect combination to design size, shape, and spec work before any final gilding or brushwork is applied to the glassware. His technical prowess also led to the elimination of outsourcing glass. Now most of the glassware is created exclusively for the Childs Studio. Heading up the growing Childs Studio enterprise is Lawrence, Childs’ husband who has a background in international marketing, finance and logistics management.
Even as an ancient art, gilding thin metal leaf on surfaces as a means of adornment delighted its recipients—as gifts, showpieces or as everyday tableware. In her unique style, Tamara Childs continues this timeless tradition of creating hand-gilded pieces of table art made for a lifetime of enjoyment and use.