Born and raised in Israel, Tamara Baskin moved to the United States where she began her career in art. She had twenty years experience working in several mediums but was drawn to the art of fused glass production. Her emphasis was in creating elegant, but functional pieces designed to celebrate Jewish life cycles. Tamara became a true leader in the glass industry in both Judaica and non-Judaica guilds throughout the world. Tamara's legacy is now carried on by her son, Ilan Baskin, who is committed to build and expand on her designs and techniques.