“We are driven by the notion that the human body could be linked to another realm through adornment, as a talisman becomes an interlocutor between the physical-now and the imagined-then. Our materials – metal, stone and osseous minerals – are drawn from the deep belly of the Earth, where time has been compacted into a timeless mass, from which we may imagine a realm anew. Out of this crucible of fire and pressure our materials are formed: the children of supernovas and deep-Earth magma deposits.”
LOKI PATERA was birthed in 2018 when the creative wills of Hugo Vos and Harry Pickering collided. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging, and wish for the sovereignty of Indigenous land to be recognized.
LOKI PATERA is made in Australia. We believe that onshore production is essential to supporting local economies, reducing our carbon footprint, and ensuring ethical labour practices. We are intimately involved in all stages of production, from casting to polishing to packaging, and value having personal relationships with everyone we work with.
LOKI PATERA values material histories. When sourcing our materials we use recycled sterling silver wherever possible, and only source from cruelty-free suppliers. The means of material formation, both by the Earth and by human hands, imparts its subtle marks upon the the jewelry piece and the wearer.
LOKI PATERA is handcrafted. Each piece has been lovingly worked on by human hands, with a deep respect for craft and slow making. Our jewelry is made in small batches and by commission, not on an industrial scale.
LOKI PATERA is heirloom, meaning that our pieces are made to last. With the appropriate care and cleaning, as well as our repair service, any damages and oxidation can be fixed. We do not produce our jewelry in accordance with trends, or within the fashion ‘seasons’, instead drawing from the depths of our creative wells as and when it happens.
LOKI PATERA is also a LAB, dedicated to researching into existence new materials that combine ancient knowledge with experimental applications. Some of our current research includes: creating conflict-free ‘gems’ from locally harvested biomaterials and reinvigorating ancient processes such as intaglio gem carving, niello and cuttlefish casting.