tara locklear jewelry
- Interpretive Recycled Skateboard Material Jewelry
- Raleigh , North Carolina
Inspired by urban landscapes, Tara Locklear’s designs are comprised of industrial and re-purposed materials, which she uses to create a visual conversation in the form of jewelry. Her affinity for color and bold shapes are a reflection of her years of pop culture influences. Her curatorial projects include Monochrome Noir at Velvet da Vinci (CA) and 50/50 Equal Parts at The Gray Gallery (NC). She has taught several workshops including Penland School of Craft and given lectures on her process around the United States, including being invited as one of 2016 Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) SNAG Emerging Artist Speakers. Her work can be seen at galleries such as Mora Contemporary Jewelry (NC) and Velvet da Vinci (CA), the Smithsonian and American Craft Council Craft Shows and in public collections including the Racine Art Museum (WI). She has been recently featured in American Craft Magazine and has participated in exhibitions nationally and in Canada. She is a current and active member of Society of North American Goldsmiths (OR) as a member of SNAG’s Nominations and Elections Committee.
Tara received her BFA from East Carolina University and currently resides in Raleigh, NC where she works as a studio jewelry artist.