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Handcrafted lamps and home accessories
545 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534, USATel: 518-441-1146https://www.tanjamcgivney.com/
While growing up in a small town near Frankfurt, Germany I was inspired early on by the antique sculptures and objects that fill the nearby churches and castles. In 1995 after graduating from the Arts and Crafts Academy in Fulda, Germany where I studied woodworking and marbleizing, I began working for The Institute for Restoration and Conservation, GmbH. The main focus of my work was the restoration of frescos and architectural elements. Enthusiastic to broaden my horizon I entered a traditional three year apprenticeship program with Manfred Blenninger GmbH. There I studied the full spectrum of the gilding craft including sculpture, frame and furniture restoration. Simultaneously, I attended the Institute for Color and Design in Munich as part of the academical side to my apprenticeship program. In 2000 I graduated with honors winning a scholarship to attend the Masters program at the same Institute which I successfully completed in 2003.
I immigrated to the USA and have been working in my capacity initially for Giltwood Restoration, Inc. followed by six years with Julius Lowy, Frames and Restoration Company Inc. in NYC.
In 2010 with over fifteen years experience in my field I opened my own studio in Hudson, NY where I continue to pursue my career and passion for creating works of functional art.