Rites of Passage, founded by Spanish artist Teresa Escudero, who holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the prestigious University of Santiago de Compostela, is the name under which she evokes and describes a whole statement of intentions
Each creation is a sculpture, which just as a musical composition or a painting is born of rigor and creative approach. Her rare, sensitive and sophisticated pieces are the result of a concept rooted in the geometry of the universe, in natural forces and in the history of Man as a vehicle to explore and create unusual forms. They are also undoubtedly the result of innovation through research and the differential use of materials.
Materials sometimes as strange to most of us as metallic meteorites, which Teresa knows, holds in her hands and studies since she was 13 years old when she discovered fascinated the first jewels made with them in Ancient Egypt for the pharaohs. She also uses, in addition to precious stones, exotic woods, carved rock crystal, and gems treated uniquely in rough by her.
Teresa exhibited her first pieces in 2020 at the Malvin Art Gallery, in Madrid. She has been requested by IGE (Spanish Institute of Gemology) where she have imparted a lecture “Meteorite in Royal Jewellery of Ancient Civilizations”. Rites of Passage has been awarded the LuxLife Global Excellence Awards 2020 and 2021 for Fine Handcrafted Jewelry and Artistic Jewelry, respectively.