Loren Nicole Teetelli’s designs capture the spirit of ancient civilisations. Studying the jewellery of ancient cultures, materials and metal smithing techniques, Loren tells stories of the past anew through her contemporary designs.
Beginning her career as an archaeologist, studying Art History and Anthropology, before pursuing grant funded fieldwork in Peru and Mexico, studying Pre-Columbian cultures. Loren worked as an archaeological lab technician and later an objects conservator.
It was her desire to better understand the materials she was conserving, that led her to take courses in ancient metal smithing, commencing her journey to becoming a goldsmith. Augmenting her self-taught skills with training from masters of highly specialised techniques, seldom practiced today, Loren developed her signature aesthetic.