Japanese born, Tamae Frame is a ceramic figurative sculptor. She taught herself to sculpt, after having an epiphany while touching clay during the process of making a face with her bare hands.

She chose ceramic as her medium because of the vast possibilities in the process, and its ability to keep her imagination high for being able to achieve surfaces that resonate with her concepts.

Tamae uses low-fire and mid-range clay for her sculptures, depending on the colors and the surface effects that she prefers. She applies combinations of different glazes, underglazes, or pigments on the pieces and fires multiple times in her electrical kiln.

A French sculptor, Georges Jeanclos influenced her work. She was impressed by the fragile yet strong presence of his terra cotta sculptures and was struck deeply by the sensitive beauty of his work. Tamae aspires to create art that shows different aspects and reveals the psychological complexity of her subjects. She pays attention to her moods, emotions, and feelings; which she then translates into a there-dimensional form. Her work is a subtle impression of her inner life.

Tamae's figurative sculptures have been shown in gallery shows and regional juried exhibitions. Her work has gotten awards for the Juror's Best in Show at The Arts Center in Corvallis, Oregon in 2013 and the Small Work Award at the White River Museum in Auburn, Washington in 2016.