Taf Lebel Schaefer

Schaefer was inspired by her early years on Cape Cod, where the freedom to explore the beaches and oceans, raise abandoned Sparrow Hawks and study wildlife up close propelled a personal nexus between art and science. Building on that inspiration Schaefer uses research and hands on modeling and carving to realize a design. Taf's personal connection with her work speaks directly to her collectors and customers who share that passion. Schaefer works in her studio in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire where exploring and collecting treasures fuels her creative engine.

Whether it’s carving stone, sculpting wax or designing glass, Taf's process involves an immersion in research, a drive to explore materials and a willingness to tackle projects with no prior experience. While working as the top selling designer at Steuben Glass for almost 14 years Schaefer designed a number of jewel like accessories for her crystal sculptures which ultimately led her back to designing jewelry and accessories. Schaefer continues her work with Steuben Glass which has been incorporated into the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, the largest and most inclusive glass museum in the world.

Bunny Hand Cooler
Bunny Hand Cooler
$250

Cardinal Hand Cooler
Cardinal Hand Cooler
$250

Champagne Cork
Champagne Cork
$150

Cheetah
Cheetah
$800

Dancing Hearts
Dancing Hearts
$650

Dragon
Dragon
$500

Egret
Egret
$620

Fawn Hand Cooler
Fawn Hand Cooler
$250

Fish Hand Cooler
Fish Hand Cooler
$250

Fortune Cookie
Fortune Cookie
$150

Ganesha Hand Cooler
Ganesha Hand Cooler
$250

Giraffe Hand Cooler
Giraffe Hand Cooler
$250

Groundhog Hand Cooler
Groundhog Hand Cooler
$250

Horseshoe Crab
Horseshoe Crab
$1,200

Kangaroo Hand Cooler
Kangaroo Hand Cooler
$250

Kodiak Bear
Kodiak Bear
$480

Lovebirds Hand Cooler
Lovebirds Hand Cooler
$250

Loving Angel
Loving Angel
$400

Lucky U
Lucky U
$250

Mini Mobius
Mini Mobius
$295

Nautilus Bowl
Nautilus Bowl
$650

Nautilus Shell
Nautilus Shell
$300

Penguin Ornament front view
Penguin Ornamnet
$125

Reindeer Ornament
Reindeer Ornament
$125

2015 Snowy Owl Ornament
Snowy Owl Ornament
$125

Swan Hand Cooler
Swan Hand Cooler
$250

Teddy Bear Ornament
Teddy Bear Ornament
$125

Torch of Strength
Torch of Strength
$900

Turtle Hand Cooler
Turtle Hand Cooler
$250