Tamara Rookes (1)

Ceramicist. Jeweller. Tamara Rookes creates works in two different trajectories. Clay and metal. Despite these two usually divergent processes and materials, each of her pieces exhibits cohesion with each other and within her overall practice.

Rookes’ eye for design and construction can be traced back to her formal studies at Fashion School. It was there she began to develop her own take on juxtaposition, the elegant balance between raw and refined which she has honed over time.

Light and darkness connect Rookes back to her Scandinavian heritage. The brightness of a glowing kiln, the intense heat of casting metal like the fires of the Viking metalsmiths. Towards the periphery in the shadows, we catch fleeting glimpses of her subject matter, faces, birds and mythical creatures in the night-time woods.Β 


These goods can be composted at the end of their useful life, leaving no trace of their existence.

Ethically Made

These goods are made by suppliers that pay fair wages, guarantee no child labour, and maintain a safe working environment.


Handcrafted goods are one of a kind that have been created by skilled artisans often using techniques passed down through generations, rather than by automated, machine-based processes. Small irregularities are celebrated and are what make handcrafted goods unique.


These goods are manufactured in the same country in which they are designed. This sustains the local economy and is more equitable for the workers and their communities. 


These goods have been crafted with materials that are derived from naturally occurring materials, plants or animals, with minimal processing. 


Goods that are made from organically grown materials and are free from harmful chemicals and pesticides. 


In an effort to reduce waste, the design of these goods are either part or wholly made from up-cycled or previously used materials. These can be either salvaged directly in their current form or from recycled materials, such as paper, glass or metal.


Goods made from materials that can be replenished at the rate they are consumed, all with minimal environmental and social impact. Such as FSC wood, bamboo and wool. 


These goods are produced by artisans or companies that are open, honest, and straightforward about their business operations. Transparency builds trust, from makers through to customers.


These are goods that contain absolutely no animal products or by-products and were not tested on animals at any stage.