Tamara Hahnís porcelain vessels are dedicated to the celebration of fertility, motherhood and family; they are ripe with pregnant possibilities and suggestions. These artifacts are fecund creations in multiple; sinuous and substantial, feminine and fragile, yet impervious and stable. Tamaraís works bare the marks of their maker.
A mutually supportive family of objects; they are the children of her fertile imagination and expressive intent. All works have been fashioned in the same process; some with obvious and deliberate imperfections in creation, yet all unique, perfect and valid. Tamara is making a statement about these children, her children, and the emotional and genetic ties of family.
The sculptural presence, of these vessels also suggests recognition of the spaces between creations: the hollows of forms and shadows of life that did not come into existence, but are still held sacred by the mother. There is an intangible yet immeasurable strength to these unbreakable connections.
Tamaraís vessels are objects of life, fruitful health, family fealty and abundance. Families leave a mark on each other; the push and pull of mothering; the compact community of family relationships and the indelible influence that the ones we love make on our bodies and minds.