Creative Eye, Creative Mind

Tammy Polatsek

What makes one person walk into a ballroom or a gymnasium and be overwhelmed by it’s scale and structure wondering how they can possibly make the space interesting, and the other be charged with neurons, colors, structural nuances dancing in their heads filling the room with endless creative possibilities? What makes one person with a healthy budget and a good eye for detail, color and proportion be inspired by others and recreate good decor, floral and table arrangements, attractive foods; while the other with half, equal or double the budget is engaged in creating and using space, objects, colors and textures in forms that burst forth in endless streams of creative harmonic innovation and beauty?

Meet Tammy Polatsek of Aristocratic Design Co. From the first to the last detail, she’s a steady, self directed, well orchestrated stream of flowing unique mental images metamorphosed into magnificent creations – working form, color, medium and function of objects as her partners in creation. Be it a cake, a dish, a flower, a space, a wedding, an event, Tammy has the unique gift of transforming the plain into the magnificent and magnificent as you’ve never seen it before.

We visited her yesterday at the Aristocratic Design Co. booth. She was setting up for a Bonei Olam auction, where she was donating $3,000 in event planning services. Tammy showed us her custom-made line (Carmona) of off white porcelain dishes. Note the aesthetic flow of form and function

The shapes, the lighting, the color reflections... perfect positioning!

that she adheres to, while creating shapes that are totally original. (Aristocratic Design Co. will do custom orders on these plates, BTW).

Graceful interplay

Ahhh, the table setting… done on a table made from a wonderful piece of wood she found and shaped into a design that is signature Polatsek. The family of colors just flow from one to the other; it’s a feast for the eyes in shades of pinks, brown and burgundies that just blend beautifully with shapes that move together in harmonious union. Even the flowers, (which she imports fresh directly from Colombia & Ecuador) seem to bend to her will, yet she seems to submit to their will as well.

The subtle yet deep dance of form and tone on a monochromatic theme, in this closeup of one of the flower arrangements

Her creative juices are forever unfolding, evolving, moving, never stepping on the same place in the river of her artistic consciousness.

...another floral arrangement

Tammy showed us photos of some of the events she created. From moving floral arrangements on runway models, to Indian weddings, to show stopping events for the Oscars in Hollywood, to World Wrestling Entertainment, to the Emmy Awards, to Las Vegas events, to Fox News she outdoes herself and any of the competition with eclat and originality!

What began in her early married life as a challenge to herself to prove to that she could, when told by others that she could not, sparked the beginning of a creative process whose ongoing journey creates an Eden of gorgeous ‘out of the box’ possibilities wherever she directs her energies.

Having already published her Aristocratic Fruits – a step-by-step book on fruit carving – and other projects, she is now working on a new book, From Chef to Chef with Love – a composite of over 400 chefs from around the globe telling their stories and sharing their experiencing cooking with the various cultural food restrictions of their respective regions.

Tammy and Aristocratic Design Co. are available for booking. Floral Wedding design packages start at around $3,500. Don’t be intimidated by her talent, she’s got a warm, accessible nature. And be assured that she will deliver a stunning original event that will be talked about and copied for years to come.


1 Response to “Creative Eye, Creative Mind”

  1. 1 SarahZ
    November 4, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Wooooowwww! Her line of dishes is amaaaazing, love those shapes!


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