Tamahra Prowse heads a small team of jewellery practitioners, who are dedicated to excellence in their craft. Master jewellers, experienced hand engravers and stone setters, along with designer and maker Tamahra, work locally in Wollongong and Sydney NSW, to create jewellery that is responsibly produced to an exacting standard of quality.
Born in regional NSW, her jewellery designs are inspired by eclectic fragments from across her lifetime. Hours spent exploring the tidal rock pools on the NSW South Coast vie for attention with global travels and an immersion into distant histories and cultures. First visits to the Victoria and Albert Museum as a small child, where antiquities from Egyptian, Sumerian, Celtic and Greek civilisations included both art and jewellery, helped her develop an interest in early cultures and a deep and almost obsessive love of gold. Tamahra says "The concept that jewellery can outlive its wearer by thousands of years, defining eras and leaving a legacy of knowledge through art, is a powerful one."
Diverse influences can be found in her designs, from the modern sculptures of Anish Kapoor, to the architecture of Antonio Gaudi, and silver neckpieces of the African Turag.
After completing an Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design at the Design Centre Enmore, Tamahra won the NSW TAFE State Medal, became the recipient of a NAVA grant, and participated in a number of group jewellery shows. Her practice spans both jewellery and sculptural formats.