Our home and gift shopping options are endless, whether we want to run out and visit our local stores, or jump online and order something to end up on our doorstep. So many choices, so fast and right at our fingertips. Increasingly, and through the accessibility of e-commerce and reach to artists worldwide, consumers are searching out custom, bespoke products where they can put a face on the maker, and hear a story of the art in their hands. The Childs Studio has been hand-gilding custom orders for over 25 years and we know why our customers keep coming back:
People Connect To People
More than ever, people like to know that the products they buy are made by a real person who is crafting the piece with care. Factory lineups and machine-produced goods somehow remove the personal connection they want to feel when purchasing a special gift or keepsake for their home.
The Desire To Be Different
We all crave to be creative taste makers, carving our own personality imprint. Whether it's clothes, experiences or our home, we tell our stories proudly outlining our handpicked curated style. Small batch artisan goods showcase this individuality.
The Thoughtfulness Behind a Gift
We've all walked through stores in frustration when trying to find that perfect gift for a milestone birthday or wedding. Hand-designed and artist gifts just seem more special because they say you took the time to search out the unique. If you are also sharing a personal favorite artist of your own, this makes the handmade gift especially thoughtful by creating that future connection on your shared collecting.
Supporting Small Business
Paying people directly for their meaningful work just feels good. You know they've worked hard to bring their vision to light, and it takes determination and commitment to keep it going. Small businesses and the artisans who run them keep our community, design, innovation - and so much more - interesting and creative!
Thank you for supporting this wonderful handcrafted and handmade artisan movement!
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Keeping it Artisan Real At The Tamara Childs Studio
We realize that after all of our own story-telling and materials, people still don't know that we are literally hand-designing EVERY piece. We don't have a team of production people in our studio. Tamara and Adam Childs (mother and son) ARE the design team and producers of every piece.
Here's a peek into our day and the process for getting every custom order out!
Tamara paints the design on the vase.
Tamara gets the metal leaf ready to place on the vase.
Tamara applies the metal leaf to the vase.
Now the piece goes to Adam Childs for finishing!
Adam carefully brushes the excess metal leaf off to expose the design.
Once the custom metallic design has been finished by Adam, he coats it with a protective varnish. All of our products are hand washable!
Tamara's pieces are staged and ready to ship!