Tina Frey - Furniture and Tableware
Tina Frey
Tina Frey

Tina Frey

San Francisco, CA

Tina Frey draws inspiration from many sources. The fluid lines of her silhouettes are reminiscent of the blue sea, while the organic contours of each piece emulate the curves of nature. Creativity blooms from treasures found during travel, and mouthwatering colors spring from many sources, such as translucent popsicles and scrumptious jelly beans.

The pieces in the collection are hand sculpted by Tina Frey in San Francisco. Sculpting starts with an idea focusing on simplicity and function.

The idea serves as the backbone while Tina sculpts each piece in clay. Hand made molds are created from each design and are used to cast the vessels in small batches by color. Each piece is hand sanded and carries a unique beauty that ensures the quality and integrity of each piece.
Q&A

How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"I love sculpting the pieces in clay before they are molded and cast into resin. It is a nice hands on approach to making a 3 dimensional design that slowly comes together through translating through your hands."
-- Tina Frey
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I want people to be surprised when they see it since the material is unusual and invites people to touch it. Since it can look like glass, porcelain, or stone, people always inquire about what the material is. I like the idea of multipurpose pieces and I hope people appreciate this aspect of the designs also."
-- Tina Frey
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"People always ask what material I work with. I always have to repeat "it is resin". In the beginning, before people were familiar with my brand, I used to laugh at how many times I had to say this at an exhibition. I know how to say this in many languages now!"
-- Tina Frey
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What is your favorite material to work with?

"I love working with many materials. It is fun and interesting to be challenged to discover the differences in materials and find designs that can work well with each material."
-- Tina Frey
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What motivates and inspires you?

"Follow your heart! You can feel it when it is right."
-- Tina Frey
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What makes a space special?

"A space is special when it feels like an extension of yourself. This may be in the way you decorate the space, the light or calming colors, or the warmth that comes into the space and heats up the room."
-- Tina Frey
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What’s unique about your work?

"The products are completely handmade and we use food safe, lead and BPA free resin material. They are more durable than glass or porcelain which allows us to make a range of different designs from furniture, to serving pieces, to jewelry."
-- Tina Frey
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