Tara Potterveld is a sculptor working primarily in bronze and lives in the Bay Area. She received an MA degree in sculpture from California State University, Northridge and a BA in linguistics, Summa Cum Laude, from the same university. Tara’s sister, brother, and brother-in-law are all sculptors working in wood, stone, and metal and have participated in numerous exhibitions over the years.
Tara’s primary vocation is as a Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf, and she specializes in interpreting in legal settings. She authored “Law Enforcement Interpreting for Deaf Persons” in 2012, published by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. In addition, she has led workshops and taught classes for other interpreters in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Trinidad Tobago, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Tara and her husband Riess share four sons and seven grandchildren.