March opening hours: Tues to Sat 10.30am to 4.30pm.
Tamara Gervasio of TG Jewellery was born in Italy. She studied for five years as a sculptor at the Institute of Art, then spent two years specialising in jewellery as a wax carver and goldsmith designer in Rome.
She started to create jewellery from home as a hobby in 1993 after completing her goldsmith course, then moved to London in 1998. Tamara didn’t know anyone or the language but worked day and night turning a hobby into a passion and then a career of creation, imagination and research. She has collaborated with many other goldsmiths and fashion designers such as Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood.
Her focus is lost wax and all her pieces are hand-carved from a block of wax, using artisan tools that allow precise details for carving. TG Jewellery pieces are based on the principles of repeated regular and irregular patterns, organic forms of the nature that surrounds us, and geometric shapes combined with soft lines.
Tamara now lives near Falmouth and, after a career break, is starting to rediscover her love of jewellery making.