TamaraHensickDesigns

Tamara Hensick Designs

Santa Barbara, California

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Tamara established her business, TAMARA HENSICK DESIGNS, in 1996, after a career in performing arts. With a degree from GIA and a developing interest in sculpture, Tamara began sculpting and casting everyday objects in sterling silver and bronze adding hand-stamped wordplay and inspirational sayings to her pieces. As the years passed, pewter became the metal of choice for the majority of the line.

Once again a creative transition is on the whispers of the wind. The medium may change but the focus remains.

TAMARA HENSICK DESIGNS small sculpture focuses on the goodness of life. The inspiration, the encouragement, the laughter, the whimsy, the dreams and the experiences of life. Gifts for all occasions.

TAMARA HENSICK DESIGNS Etsy shop is a place to showcase and sell limited edition and one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as, pewter production pieces that are winding their way down to being discontinued.

The time has arrived to forge a new creative path. Perhaps now ceramic and musings on wood panel will also find their way here.

All the work is designed & sculpted by Tamara and hand cast in California by local casters she has been working with for many years. As she transitions her creative endeavors she will continue to use local production methods.

Please follow @TamaraHensickDesigns on Instagram.

For a complete look at Tamara's work, go to her website at:
http://www.tamarahensickdesignsusa.com/
Please note that the Pewter line seen on The Collection page is wholesale only.
A handful of Pewter pieces are sold through Catalogs. A very few select Stores still sell her work.

Thanks so much and enjoy.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 24, 2021

Hello, Please note shipping is suspended for these dates: September 1-16, 2021.

Thank you for taking a look at my small shop.

Tamara established her business, TAMARA HENSICK DESIGNS, in 1996, after a career in performing arts. With a degree from GIA and a developing interest in sculpture, Tamara began sculpting and casting everyday objects in sterling silver and bronze adding hand-stamped wordplay and inspirational sayings to her pieces. As the years passed, pewter became the metal of choice for the majority of the line.

Once again a creative transition is on the whispers of the wind. The medium may change but the focus remains.

TAMARA HENSICK DESIGNS small sculpture focuses on the goodness of life. The inspiration, the encouragement, the laughter, the whimsy, the dreams and the experiences of life. Gifts for all occasions.

TAMARA HENSICK DESIGNS Etsy shop is a place to showcase and sell limited edition and one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as, pewter production pieces that are winding their way down to being discontinued.

The time has arrived to forge a new creative path. Perhaps now ceramic and musings on wood panel will also find their way here.

All the work is designed & sculpted by Tamara and hand cast in California by local casters she has been working with for many years. As she transitions her creative endeavors she will continue to use local production methods.

Please follow @TamaraHensickDesigns on Instagram.

For a complete look at Tamara's work, go to her website at:
http://www.tamarahensickdesignsusa.com/
Please note that the Pewter line seen on The Collection page is wholesale only.
A handful of Pewter pieces are sold through Catalogs. A very few select Stores still sell her work.

Thanks so much and enjoy.

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About TamaraHensickDesigns

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On Etsy since 2013

Whimsical metal sculpture and objet d'art with a touch of humor

After a career in the performing arts, Tamara realized she was drawn to sculpture for its form; its use of space, and how it looks from all angles. Armed with a degree from the GIA in jewelry making and gemology, Tamara took her basic knowledge of metal work and began exploring the art of sculpting on her own. She eventually began using both shell and lost wax casting to create her whimsical sculptures and objet d'art.

Tamara takes much of her inspiration from nature, often casting items from the actual object.
In addition, she began hand stamping her sculptures using wordplay, often humorous and always thought provoking which add depth and whimsy to her pieces, often simultaneously.

All of the pieces offered on Etsy are cast in solid bronze or sterling silver.
Her work is produced in the Los Angeles area by small family-owned casting companies. She loves this “home-grown” aspect of staying local. Working closely with each caster, problem solving and keeping an eye on quality, has translated into strong relationships with her fellow artisans, making them all part of the Tamara Hensick Designs family.

In business for 20 years, Tamara has sold her pieces to stores across the globe. In addition, she was engaged by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to put her own spin on several pieces that are in the permanent collection of LACMA. These designs were sold exclusively in the LACMA gift shop.

Shop members

  • Tamara Hensick

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Sculptor

    After a career in performing arts, Tamara began turning her attention toward design and sculpture. Her interest in nature, wordplay and sometimes the intersection of the two have been a guiding force in all of Tamara's work.

Production partners

  • BARRIOS CASTINGS CO

    LA, CA

    Casts Tamara's larger one-of-a-kind and limited edition Bronze pieces using the shell casting method. Please refer to www.tamarahensickdesignsusa.com to learn more about this type of casting.

  • JD Manufacturing Company

    Hermosa Beach, CA

    Tamara has been working with JD MFG CO since she began sculpting and casting work. JD casts Tamara's small bronze and sterling work using the LOST WAX PROCESS. Please visit www.tamarahensickdesignsusa.com to learn more about this casting process.

  • THE FACTORY

    THE FACTORY has been working with Tamara Hensick Designs for many years molding and casting the pieces Tamara creates in Pewter. Items are hand cast and polished using the Centrifugal casting method. Please visit www.tamarahensickdesignsusa.com for an in depth look at the casting process.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 4, 2015
Welcome to Tamara Hensick Designs based in Venice, California. Since 1996, Tamara has been designing and sculpting her unique pieces and is partnered with casters based in Los Angeles, California to create the finished product. We hope you enjoy the whimsical, humorous and thoughtful art that Tamara creates.

All of Tamara's work is original sculpture from limited edition, to one of a kind or discontinued pieces and is cast in either bronze or sterling silver. Each work is stamped with Tamara's company mark for authenticity.

You can read more about Tamara on her About Page:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TamaraHensickDesigns/about/

Her website can be found at:
http://www.tamarahensickdesignsusa.com/

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please contact Tamara directly for lost or damaged items.
Payment
Tamara Hensick Designs accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Etsy gift cards.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS
The purchase value of your order will be declared on customs forms. Your order may be subject to customs fees, taxes or tariffs by your home country. Payment is the responsibility of the buyer.
Shipping
Orders will ship within 1-2 business days (weekends and U.S. holidays excluded). Orders will ship through United Stated Postal Service (USPS) from California.

SHIPPING USA
All orders will ship USPS Priority Flat Rate unless otherwise indicated.
Estimated delivery time 5-7 business days

SHIPPING INTERNATIONAL
All orders will ship USPS Priority Flat Rate International unless otherwise indicated.
Estimated delivery time 2-3 weeks depending on location.
Additional policies and FAQs
Tamara does work with wholesale businesses. Please contact her with inquiries.