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Carolyn Tamny had been working in the Jewelry Industry for nearly 20 years when she co-founded The Tamny Collection. After graduating from Kent State University in 1982 with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, she moved to Columbus, Ohio, and practiced her craft for six years for a local jewelry manufacturer. Carolyn spent the next decade-and-a-half as a retail jewelry designer and goldsmith. In June of 2002, she began crafting her own original designs from her home-based studio, many of which are now presented in The Tamny Collection. She continues to live in Columbus with her husband David and their son Matthew.

Sandi Knell Tamny creates prints, paintings, drawings and sculptural art, as well as commissioned works of Judaica. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work resides in numerous private and institutional collections . In 2002, Sandi won the prestigious Philip & Sylvia Spertus Judaica Prize Competition.. Her 1992 sculptural suite titled The Chosen, based on the 500th anniversary of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, toured nationally for five years. A graduate of the Kent State University School of Art, Sandi is a former National Secretary / Treasurer for the Women's Caucus for Art (a group of 3700 visual arts professionals), which honored her in 1992 for her long-term contributions to the Women's Movement and the Arts. Sandi makes her home and maintains her studio in New York City.

To view the complete work of Sandi Knell Tamny, follow this link to sandiknelltamny.com
T.J. Tamny came to the Fiber Arts in the mid-1980's, after an early career in the Information Technology industry. A graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Management Science and Computer Systems, T.J. had held positions at Phillips Petroleum and the Zale Corporation before she became the sole proprietor of Quality Concepts, a quality assurance consulting firm. Soon after taking a class in quilting in 1984, however, she decided that fiber art was where she wanted to channel her energies. With the opening of Quilting Etc. in 1992, T.J. found herself teaching, retailing and designing for the quilting industry. She currently lectures nationally, is a trained quilt appraiser-- and, of course, creates spectacular quilts and wearable art for The Tamny Collection. T.J. makes her home in Dallas, Texas, with her husband Alan and their daughter Amanda.


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