Tanya Crane

July 28, 2021

Tanya Crane-Pistachios

Tanya Crane is one of seven artists featured in Pistachios Summer 2021 Exhibition 'Timeless Cure' 
Enamel is a technique dating back to the 18th century. These artists use a timeless craft to create contemporary pieces that connect materials through centuries. To shop the entire collection CLICK HERE
June 19th, 2021 - September 18th, 2021


Q: Where did you study Jewelry/Metalsmithing and when?

A: 1st Pratt Fine Art Center in Seattle, WA (formative years), BFA SUNY New Paltz, MFA University of Wisconsin, Madison, tons of workshops at Haystack, Penland, Arrowmont, Pratt


Q: What inspires your work?

A: My experience with landscape and the cultures and people I interact with as I move from place to place, nature, my identity (African American/White)


Q: Do you have a favorite piece you've made?

A: Folded Brooch 




Q: What made you want to start making jewelry?

A: I was attracted to beadwork but soon wanted to use metal. i feel the role of jewelry is critical in how we identify our positions/cultures/power etc.


Q: What is your favorite process? Why that one over others?

A: Enamel. I love color. There is power in color


Q: Who is your favorite artist/who do you wear?

A: I'm an avid earring collector. I most often wear Tara Locklear's earrings because of their impact/light-weight/price-point


Q: Is there an artist on your personal wishlist that you hope to own one day?

A: Dorothea Pruhl, Lucy Sarneel, Jamie Bennett and many more!


Q: What is something you would want someone to know about your work that they might not know?

A: It's very lightweight


Q: When you're not making jewelry, what are you doing?

A: I recently became a homeowner, so I have been contemplating our space and deciding what to tackle first.


Tanya Crane

Providence, RI


To view Tanya's collection CLICK HERE 


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