Welcome to Tanya Lown Designs!
Thank you for choosing to visit my website. While you are here on this page, let me introduce myself and my work so you receive a better understanding of the art you are about to view.
Creativity has been my passion all my life. After earning a Ph.D in French and many years teaching in college and high school and in the largest bank in Arizona where I became Southern Division Training and Development Manager within 5 years, I retired and finally was able to pursue a lifelong passion. I loved to draw and wanted to take a silversmithing class in high school, but was unable to do so at that time. Having fallen in love with manipulating silver into beautiful art, I have continually worked to perfect my craft and have received almost as many honors for my work in silver as I did as a teacher. In addition to First Place awards and Best in Class, I have been published in a journal, calendar and in an online magazine. I have also taught classes in making silver jewelry at Galleries in Tucson and at the Tucson International Gem and Mineral Show.
On this site you will find an emphasis on the timeless beauty of nature which inspires me to create in silver, in leather, and occasionally in bronze or copper. I absolutely love the beauty of the natural world around us: plants, mountains, sea, natural stones and pearls and for this reason I aim to reflect a uniqueness but also a one of a kind modern sophistication with each handcrafted piece. My creations range from the simply elegant to statement pieces and, as previously mentioned have been recipients of many awards, and are shown and sold in galleries, artisan events, businesses, fairs and publications.
I live in Arizona and therefore you will find much of our desert and mountains depicted in my art. Should you live in or near, or visit Tucson, please visit the Cactus Wren and Elegant Beads Galleries to see my work in person. If you are interested in taking a class, I teach at both locations, however, until the current pandemic is over, all classes are on hiatus. I look forward to the day I am once again able to share my skills and knowledge with you.
Enjoy your visit to these pages and I hope you find something that speaks to your imagination and uniqueness!!
To purchase a design you see here, please visit my online store or for more information please contact me using the contact form below. If you have previously purchased from me, please let me know in the comments section.
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.
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