Focals by AAOTE
Tari uses oxygen & propane to fuel a 5000+ degree Fahrenheit flame to hand sculpt borosilicate glass. She generally refers to this work as flameworking.
These 100% U.S.A. made artisan crafted wooden components are made from the original drawings of artist Tari Zarka with the help of her team in her studio in Bucks County, PA. Each piece combines state of the art technology and good old hand craftsmanship. Each is crafted from U.S.A. hardwoods. Due to the natural beauty of hard woods and the hand finishing process each piece will have slight variations that are signature to this collection. What drives me to create is the same thing that motivates me to be the best person: sharing positivity. When I create something - whether it is a piece of glass, a drawing, a painting, or a smile on someone's face - my life's burdens are lifted. I am also driven by the knowledge that my creations enhance the moods of those who receive them. I find inspiration everywhere - in the glorious landscape, through the face of adversity, within the cashier at a convenience store, etc. Everything and everyone offers a chance for us to learn and grow. Ever since I started creating art in the far away corners of my family's hosiery mill in Bucks County, which I am now working to repurpose into an artistâ€™s haven, I have searched to find ways to love what I do each and every day. If something from me inspires another to move toward a life of happiness then I feel that I have done my job.