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.
Post pandemic, she plans to get back to her roots in glass, and a variety of other jewelry mediums for the future trajectory of her part of the business. She 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.
As purveyor, collector, crafter, and assemblage artist of found treasures, Tamara yearned for a studio and gallery where she could peddle her wares along with other like-minded artisans. She found the perfect spot at the 811 building near the arteries of downtown Portland and thrives there today in her now Collective Gallery called Redux.
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.