Tom Rucker

Tom Rucker

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

London SW15 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Biography:

The London-based designer Tom Rucker was born in 1970 in Munich, the 4th generation of a well established goldsmiths’ family. Following this long tradition he graduated in 1995 as a master goldsmith. As the pioneer of laser welding, in 1997 Tom was appointed by the Faculty of Art and Design at the University of Central England in Birmingham to set up the well known course Creative Laser Welding Techniques. This was the first course in the UK to introduce this new technique. Over the last 17 years he has established his name internationally with large jewellery pieces and objets d’art using state-of-the-art laser welding technology and is globally recognized as being one of the most influential platinum jewellery designers of his time. Tom works mainly in platinum and diamonds. He enjoys working to commission, for private individuals and collectors.

Specialist Techniques:

Platinum Manufacturing Techniques Creative Laser Welding Techniques Stone Setting Techniques Traditional + Laser Weld Set

Awards:

ZAHA HADID SELECTS, Goldsmiths´ Fair 2014 SPECIAL MINISTERIAL AWARD 2014 for an outstanding contribution to visual arts in South Africa, Western Cape Government DIA - LONMIN DESIGN INNOVATION AWARD (UK) 2008 - 2009 - 2010 UK JEWELLERY AWARDS Designer of the Year - Best Platinum Bridal Collection, Finalist PLATINUM TRENDS AWARD (UK) Platinum Guild International GOLDSMITHS´ CRAFTMANSHIP & DESIGN AWARDS (UK) Gold Award Setters Senior Technological Innovation Award Gold Award Technological Innovation INTERNATIONAL PEARL DESIGN CONTEST (JP) 13 Awards 1992 - 1999 PRIX ARCTICA (FI) BEST OF WORKS (FI) Kemi Art Museum BENVENUTO CELLINI GOLD MEDAL (DE) HONOUR OF THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT for an outstanding commitment in pearl jewellery design

Education:

1995 Master Goldsmith & Jewellery Designer graduated from the HBZ Muenster, Germany 1991 Certified Gemologist & Diamond Expert, DeGemGe Idar-Oberstein 1991 Goldsmith degree 1986-1991 Training / Apprenticeship School Of Jewellery, Munich, Germany

Public Collections:

RUPERT Museum, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Exhibitions:

Goldsmiths´ Fair, Goldsmiths´Hall, London Hallmark Salon, Somerset House, London Beetles + Huxley, Masters of Modern Jewellery, Piccadilly UK

Publications:

Vogue Financial Times How to Spend it The Evening Standard Intelligent Life Magazin The Times The Guardian The Goldsmiths´ Review Tattlers The Jewellery Editor (www.thejewelleryeditor.com)


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    GEO.GEMINI

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    GEO.PALLAS

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    GEO.PINKPULS

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    GEO.AEGAEON

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    GEO.CALYPSO

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    GEO.GANYMEDE

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    GEO.VIRGO

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    GEO.SUNBURST

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    GEO.MULTISPHERE

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    GEO.HONEYMOON

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    cufflinks GEO.CONNECT

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    necklace GEO.DEIMOS

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    ring GEO.GALACTICA

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    ring GEO.DESPINA

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