Tara Lofhelm is a jewellery designer and maker based in Melbourne, who has a serious passion for promoting and participating in the handmade contemporary jewellery movement.
Her aesthetic is influenced by many varied sources, including travel to exotic locations, texture, colour, or simply the physical properties of the materials she works with. Her work is one of contrast, as are the ideas that inspire it.
“I explore textural repetition and contrast through primitive processes such as stamping and embellishment. Constantly shifting and evolving, my pieces illustrate the hand of their maker, drawing inspiration from the preceding eons of civilisation. Re-imagining these ancient cultural artefacts, my jewellery aims to preserve a definitive, singular moment in time while honouring these ancient traditions.” Tara Lofhelm