Tamara Sergijenko

Tamara Sergijenko (b. 1950 in Tallinn)

1976 SAIE

Usually an artist has not a motto for operating. The credo of a creative person is rather growing out unnoticed from the development process. I discovered the magic world of enamel in my first study year in the art institute. Interest in this field continued, when I designed jewellery in the jewellery factory for several years.

I have exposed my jewellery in enamel technique in many national and international exhibitions: in America, UK, France, Poland, Lithuania, Russia etc. Some of them have been purchased into private collections and museums. I have also participated in enamel symposia and held workshops, and received awards and diplomas from various competitions.

Several years ago the „Golden Book of Collectors“ was published in Paris, which included my window enamels. Soon after that I set myself an attractive motto: “Less bustling – more enamel!” I have not found a way out of this magic circle.

You have a feeling, as if you are digging in the emotional memory fragment of the Creator. You have entered a private zone. You are guest here. I don’t know, if you are welcome here or your presence is disturbing his privacy. Anyway, he does not drive you away – maybe just for politeness. For some reason you have a feeling that you have occurred here without invitation. This forces you to stay without leaving traces.- In the book “A-Gallery. Estonian art jewellery gallery for 20 years” (2014)

“My work and mammoth bone go way back, even if I only use it once every 5 or 6 years. I’m something of a devotee to enamel, but engraving is such a rare technique and must be kept alive. This neckpiece is called ‘Silence’. A feminine face, her hair covered, shushing. I discovered only later this was a common depiction of the goddess Isis in Ancient Egypt, a friend of artisans” – Tamara Sergijenko at the A-Gallery exhibition MEMORY CARDS (2019)

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