G. Scott Tabar, Goldsmith

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TABAR DESIGNS
G. Scott Tabar
Goldsmith
71 Whitfield St, Guilford
203 453-8868
gstabar@mac.com
tabardesigns.com


Visit his studio during Open Studios Weekend, November 21 & 22.
He’s #20 on your Shoreline ArtsTrail Map.


Scott Tabar: Leaving Room for Serendipity

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Influenced by his mother, an artist who ran a crafts gallery, and surrounded by artists and crafts professionals, goldsmith Scott Tabar has been interested in creating from an early age. The result? A stunning collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry spanning 30 years. Scott’s studio is number 24 on your Shoreline ArtsTrail map, in Guilford.

“While I get the artistic talent from my mother, my interest in processes and tools comes from my father, an engineer. I love tools and I’ve adapted many of his for use in my metal smithing,” Scott explains.

“I employ traditional techniques to achieve non-traditional images and love to explore new methods to create my work,” he says of his craft.

Scott designs pieces that have both engineered and naturally occurring themes. They incorporate a variety of precious metals, gemstones, patterns, textures and shapes. “I like to blend constructed elements with organic textures,” he explains.

“While respecting time honored traditions of craftsmanship, my favorite efforts are those which allow a bit of serendipity to enter the creative process.”

To see a variety of Scott’s pieces, please visit his website. And be sure to visit his studio during Open Studios Weekend, November 22-23, 2014.

Click here to read more Shoreline Arts Trail member artist profiles.

– by Jen Payne, Words by Jen

Scott Tabar: Leaving Room for Serendipity

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Influenced by his mother, an artist who ran a crafts gallery, and surrounded by artists and crafts professionals, goldsmith Scott Tabar has been interested in creating from an early age. The result? A stunning collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry spanning 30 years. Scott’s studio is number 22 on your Shoreline ArtsTrail map, in Guilford.

“While I get the artistic talent from my mother, my interest in processes and tools comes from my father, an engineer. I love tools and I’ve adapted many of his for use in my metal smithing,” Scott explains.

“I employ traditional techniques to achieve non-traditional images and love to explore new methods to create my work,” he says of his craft.

Scott designs pieces that have both engineered and naturally occurring themes. They incorporate a variety of precious metals, gemstones, patterns, textures and shapes. “I like to blend constructed elements with organic textures,” he explains.

“While respecting time honored traditions of craftsmanship, my favorite efforts are those which allow a bit of serendipity to enter the creative process.”

To see a variety of Scott’s pieces, please visit his website. And be sure to visit his studio during Open Studios Weekend, November 23-24, 2013.

Click here to read more Shoreline Arts Trail member artist profiles.

– by Jen Payne, Words by Jen