Tara Elwin Jeweller, New York USA
“My background is in painting and sculpture,” says Tara Elwin, the designer of New York jewellery brand Tara 4779.
She attended the University of New Orleans, but later continued her studies in France, the Czech Republic, Greece and Italy: “I felt like it was important to experience European art in person, not just in a book,” she recalls. After several years working in the gallery world, Tara returned to her love of creating. “In New York, space is very limited – I found that jewellery was an easy way to express myself on a miniature scale, like miniature sculpture.”