Tamara V. Shadinger, Ph.D.

Artist Statement

Artist Statement
Recent Work
Hedgehog Hullabaloo
Storybook Collection
Proposal Collection
Black & White Collection
Red Collection
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"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."       - Col. 3:17

     Tamara Shadinger creates meticulously detailed, hand built clay sculptures inspired by nature.  Its intricacy and power point to the sovereignty of God, “for since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - His eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." - Romans 1:20.  It is Tamara’s fervent prayer that her creations draw your attention to the true Creator.

The majority of Tamara's sculptures are finished with the raku firing technique, which originated in Japan during the 16th century.  Loosely translated, raku means enjoyment, contentment, pleasure, and happiness.  As a cognitive psychologist, Tamara strives to ensure that each of her sculptures embodies these characteristics.

         Tamara is an exhibiting member of Alabama Designer Craftsmen and her work can be viewed in local shops such as Four Seasons Antiques, Art & Botanicals in Homewood, AL and art shows throughout the Southeast.  She also maintains a comprehensive web site - www.tshadinger.com.  Each sculpture is a signed, original work of art.