Tara Locklear

Raleigh, NC

I am inspired by social culture materials but driven by my love affair with color. My material choices have unique colorful graphic qualities in which exploring and forming them are the heart of my studio practice. All of my material choices have inherent beauty and strength beyond their functioning identity. Pushing boundaries of color and pattern with the existing worn, street patinas of the broken, recycled skateboards that I use paired with my handmade sterling silver designs, creates playful yet powerful jewelry. These dual factors are the reasons why the jewelry resonates memory, time, and place to anyone who encounters it. My focus is to create fine hand crafted jewelry that empowers individuality and brings a refreshing point of view to what contemporary jewelry should be.
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