Tara White Studio

American Made Since 2009

Tara White

Gloucester, Massachusetts
Tara White Studio is a place where unique and inspired creations come to life ~ each carefully handcrafted with love.

Tell us about your business.

The main focus of Tara White Studio are creations featuring my hand sculpted clay animal and nature-inspired figures. I hope to capture the feelings of nostalgia for the place in which I live as well as the magic of the natural world and convey that nostalgia and magic through my work. When I am creating, I am happy and at peace with the world. I want to sell my items to share a little part of myself, bring joy to someone's life and instill some uniqueness into everyday life.

What makes your business stand out?

All of my creations are inspired by nature in some way - whether it is a specific animal, a natural element or a way to reuse and recycle to help protect nature. Animals and nature have always played an important role in my life. Pets were always considered members of the family and I can't imagine not coming home to my dog Jackson every day. I gained unique perspective working as a veterinary technician being so involved in the health of animals and having a direct impact on their lives. My respect for the natural world is immense and there is so much inspiration to be found there.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Put a personal touch in everything you do. This is a common mantra for many sellers on Etsy and something I strive to do myself. As someone who has made purchases from Etsy, I always appreciate a hand written note or any unique type of packaging. It just shows that the person cares about their product and their customer.

Mark Your Calendar

    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winner and Audience Choice Winner announced.

    See past Award Winners
    Nov. 7, 2014

    Join Martha at the American Made Summit kickoff cocktail party.

    Buy Tickets Now
    Nov. 8, 2014

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City.

    Buy Tickets Now
    Nov. 15 - 16, 2014

    Shop for holiday gifts at the Martha Stewart American Made Pavilion.

    Learn More

More Finalists

  • 2014 Audience Choice Winner
    Self taught metal artist opened up a gallery on bridge-less low country island 13+ years ago to specialize in handcrafting coastal sculptures.
    Crafts, Recycled, Upcycled, Vintage Crafts
  • 2014 Food Finalist

    Southern Art

    Kelly Woo
    Inspired by Southern cooking and hospitality, we handcraft each bottle of sauce with high-quality ingredients, a bit of spice, and a lot of care.
    Food, Bottled, Jarred & Canned
  • 2014 Style Finalist

    Primrose Plumm

    Christina Kernoski
    I am a culture vulture moon loving star child, born and raised in San Diego. I come from a long linage of makers and I am proud of it.
    Style, Jewelry
  • 2014 Style Finalist

    anne b designs

    Sarah Burroughs
    anne b designs employs local refugees and is on the quest to inspire innovation by opening up a sewing school in Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Style, Fashion