Karen McCreary is an artist who has been exhibiting her jewelry and sculpture extensively since her graduation from the School of Fine Arts at the California State University, Long Beach.
In early 1983, Karen formed TDM Studio, bring her extensive formal training and professional background in traditional jewelry techniques to the field of art to wear.
Karen was searching for a wider opportunity for experimental design than traditional techniques would afford. Experimentation with various materials and techniques resulted in a decision to work with the multitude of plastics and precious and non-precious metals available in order to achieve designs complementary to the colors and textures of contemporary fashions. These materials also allowed her to produce imaginative, handcrafted designs that were accessible to a wide range of customers.
Response to the TDM Studio line has been extraordinary. Karen has exhibited her work in such shows as the American Crafts Council Craft Fairs and the Buyer’s Market of American Crafts since 1983. TDM Studio lines are carried by fine craft galleries and museum shops throughout the United States. TDM Studio lines have also been exhibited in galleries in Europe, Australia, and Japan.
Karen has also been commissioned for one-of-a-kind and limited production items for the television and motion picture industries. TDM Studio produced works appear regularly on the Paramount Television series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", and "Star Trek; Voyager".