An Interview with Tamara of Creative Tsuera
When did you first start your craft?
I started sculpting and casting jewelry a little over a year ago (2013). I've been sculpting since I was a kid but it wasn't until a few years ago that I found out about Polymer clay and realized I could pursue sculpting seriously.
How did you discover your talent?
Well first I'd say that my talent lies in the fact that I'm a ridiculously tenacious and stubborn when I want to be. I've always played around with sculpting; from making small monster figurines out of Play-Doh when I was a kid, to taking pottery and sculpting classes in school.
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How would you describe your style?
I really have no idea how to describe my style. I'd like to say it's versatile and always evolving.
What is your favorite part of your creative process?
I love envisioning what my finished pieces will look like. I love the messy beginning part of just roughing out the piece. It's fun and free.
What are some of your most prized creations?
"Some of my most prized creations? I would have to include non-Etsy sculptures in this list too. For jewelry I'd say I'm most proud of my Wings of Freedom necklace I made. Just sitting and figuring out how to build and piece it together was such a process. Individually sanding and cleaning those tiny wings and then gluing them on one by one was very, very tedious.
For Sculptures there are two- The first is my Lucca from Chrono Trigger. I put a lot of effort into making her, and I'm still very proud of my work. She's also only 3inches tall.
The other is my Super Mario World Diorama. It's one of my older pieces but I really am proud of it. It makes me happy looking at it. Sadly I knocked it over a few years back so it's pretty beat up."
What environment do you like to work in?
I like to work in a quite, clean environment. Preferably with my computer near me so I can put on a show for background or listen to some music.
What do you listen to?
My playlist right now includes:
OSTs from Smash Brothers Brawl, Super Mario World, Sunshine + 64, Chrono Trigger and Cross, Lunar: SSS, Final Fantasy 6,7 + 9, Phantasy Star IV, Xenogears, someLuca Turilli, and pop music.
Who are some of your biggest influences, artistically or personally?
Honestly I'm more influence by the things and media I enjoy right now (hence all the fanart.) There are a bunch of artists and sculptors I really enjoy but they don't exactly influence me artistically. I do tend to study how certain people make things; the processes and steps that go into something. I guess I can be very technical.
Personally, my family helps me out. They keep me positive and cheer me on, even when I think I'm terrible at this.
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