Feb 1998 - Present (23 years 11 months)
Steuben Glass Top selling designer in competitive luxury glass market. Designed and sculpted lead crystal animals, sculpture, sculptural commissions, functional objects, and engravings for high end, luxury glass market. Sought to streamline and modernize traditional hand produced products while fostering innovative design. Responsible for all aspects of design: concept and product line enhancement, drawings and models, pre-production, working with glassblowing teams, vendor sourcing and maintenance, quality control, marketing copy for catalogs, public appearances and signing events. www.steuben.com Portfolio can be see at: http://www.coroflot.com/tafschaefer Designer at Taf Schaefer Design Founder and designer of organic jewelry collections inspired by nature, custom jewelry, custom engagement/wedding rings and sculpture commissions - featuring a collection of men's belt buckles with imagery from fly fishing, sports and nature. website: https://www.tafschaefer.com
Sep 1997 - Present (24 years 4 months)
Design crystal objects, sculpture, animals and luxury goods.
Jan 1985 - Present (37 years)
Sculptor working in Bronze, Silver and mixed media along with carving stone and wood.
Jan 2005 - Jan 2006 (1 year)
Taught glass design to underserved youth.
May 1992 - Sep 1998 (6 years 4 months)
Apr 1994 - Dec 1994 (8 months)
Art, Washington, DC Stone and wood carving.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Jan 1991 - Jan 1993 (2 years)
Developed and implemented curricula for stone and wood carving, wax modeling for bronze sculpture and wax carving for jewelry casting.