WHO WE ARE
Tamara Goldsmith is currently a staff of one, but hopes that will all change soon with the addition of Collective-mates and transition from a traditional brick and mortar shop into a new cooperative business model.
As a lifelong purveyor, collector, crafter, and assemblage artist of found treasures, Tamara found a studio and transformed it into a shop and gallery in 2006. It thrived for 16 years until the great coronavirus outbreak. Many humbling lessons were learned during the recent 2020 shutdown, but with the support of her community, the store miraculously made it through. Post pandemic, she plans to get back to her roots in glass, and continues to focus on promoting her own creations to stock the store shelves.
Tamara was trained in the early ’90s as a stained glass artist, working in Philadelphia, PA, at John Beirs Glass, and in Salt Lake City, Utah, at Beehive Glass. She later went to school for Jewelry and Metalsmithing at the University of Oregon, worked as a fine jeweler through college, continuing as an independent jewelry designer after moving to Portland in 1998. She loves utilizing salvaged materials, unusual design and mixed mediums in her art.
She lives in a converted church home in North Portland with her magical husband, a tiny Pomeranian, a chinchilla, and three adorable cats who together are currently plotting a scheme for world domination.
Redux Collective is looking for a few good people to join up and share our space with their like-minded local goods and business! For more information please inquire by emailing [email protected]
See you soon!