As an only child growing up on the Colorado farm, her family has owned since 1875, Tammy Bality shared a special connection with animals: The horses, calves, dogs, cats were her friends. Ever since she could hold a crayon, art has been Tammy’s form of expression. She now creates sculptures that capture animals’ life force and honor their spirit. Though Tammy’s allergies curtailed a lot of her horse events as a child, she has been actively riding for the last 30 years and is currently showing in ranch horse versatility with her husband. She is also a Master Falconer and enjoys spending time with her horse, hawk and rescued Italian Greyhounds. Drawing on a variety of life experiences and technical workshops, Tammy developed her own signature style utilizing different techniques and media to create unique pieces representing our interconnectedness with animals. Tammy combines traditional influences with a variety of media and sculpting techniques to create innovative art that gives voice to nature’s spirit. She sculpts horses, dogs, birds of prey, bulls and bears from clay and either fires the clay or casts the piece in bronze or glass (lead crystal), incorporating silver and stone as well. Tammy enjoys exploring the strengths of each medium – the freedom and spontaneity of ceramic, the strength and precision of bronze, and the luminosity and intrigue of crystal. Tammy’s work is collected worldwide.