Ute Decker

Ute Decker

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Studio E2G Cockpit Arts Holborn Cockpit Yard, Northington Street London WC1N 2NP

Biography:

Internationally renowned for her wearable sculptures in recycled silver and voted one of “Britain’s most inspirational jewellery designers” , Ute Decker is  also one of the first jewellers worldwide to create a collection in Fairtrade gold. She is an artist-jeweller who would like the beauty of her pieces not only to be on the outside but to be an integral part; from the mindful choice of her materials’ provenance through to the careful hand-crafting of each individual piece in her London studio.Described by the Financial Times as “the architectural jeweller” Ute Decker combines organic, geometric  and clean minimalist dynamic forms with exquisite surface textures to create statement  jewellery as individual and limited edition pieces imbued with timeless elegance. While Ute Decker has been commissioned to create large-scale sculptures, her jewellery pieces are equally small independent sculptures in their own right that you happen to be able to wear on the body.  Ute Decker is on the Advisory Panel of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery and is regularly invited to write and speak on ethical jewellery practices. please visit www.utedecker.com for further information

Specialist Techniques:

Anticlastic forming Fabrication Texturing Fusion Gold-leaf gilding Non-toxic patination Environmentally friendly studio practices Non-toxic patination Reticulation Cuttlefish casting Colour on metal

Education:

1994 - MA Political Economics 1994 - Today Freelance Journalist 1980 - Today workshops in sculpture, paper, textiles, basketry, ceramics and jewellery, various master classes in anticlastic raising, colour on metals, casting, fabrication, …

Public Collections:

Ute's pieces are in several notable private and public collections including the Alice and Louis Koch Collection, the Helen Drutt Collection, the Musée Barbier-Mueller as well as the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Exhibitions:

Recently featured as one of the UK’s top 10 jewellers, the work of Ute Decker has been shown in more than 60 exhibitions across the globe from Paris, Tokyo, Amsterdam, London, New York to Design Basel with renowned galleries such as Didier Ltd and Elisabetta Cipriani. ---- Private Studio Visits ----- I welcome private studio visits, if you are unable to attend any of the events or wish to arrange a quieter visit outside exhibition times. To arrange a visit, please get in touch: studio@utedecker.com landline +44 (0)20 7354 4237 Cockpit Arts - Holborn London, WC1N 2NP located in Bloomsbury minutes away from the British Museum

Publications:

Ute Decker' work has been published in a wide selection of international publications.Please find below a selection of quotations. “the architectural jeweller” financial times "future icon of jewellery art" didier haspeslagh, didier ltd “Her architectural jewels are bold, minimalist and stylish. Turn to her for limited-edition, wearable sculptures that have the ethical stamp of approval” Joanna Hardy – The Telegraph Luxury “striking, angular pieces have won her worldwide acclaim... … wearable sculptures combine minimalist dynamic forms with beautiful surface textures … A leading proponent of ethical jewellery, she was also one of the first in the world to create a collection in Fairtrade gold” The Jewellery Editor “Ute Decker’s designs show a great awareness of contemporary art and design. Curl is one of Decker’s famed ‘Hand Sculptures’ where the wearer becomes a medium of art display. Curl is a coiled artwork that tumbles and flows in its dynamism. Another work, Articulation demonstrates a key concept of Decker’s work. The engagement of the jewellery and the wearer is vital. By a true artist’s nature, Decker encourages the viewer to wear the piece in their own way, providing multiple options for object engagement and display. … she shows such intensely proficient artistry and refinement in her jewellery creations” The Culture Trip - Top 10 British Jewellery Designers to Watch ute decker - "trendsetter" and "one of britain's most inspirational designers” hot 100 awards "shooting star" gz live "ute decker’s arrestingly beautiful creations – wearable sculptures to adorn the hand, arm or neck – caused a considerable stir when they erupted onto the jewellery scene in 2009, instantly establishing her as one of the uk’s most exciting new studio-jewellers. aptly described as ‘architectural jewellery’, the sweeping scale and ambition of her pieces, married to their minimalist design and unfettered originality, have since earned ute recognition from prestigious galleries, acclaim from the international press and collectors..." who's who in gold and silver “ute decker's sculptural creations are minimalistic objets d’art that are equally striking collector pieces” electrum gallery “ a must-see presentation is the wearable art from ute decker - the german-born artist and jeweller. arm sculptures made from recycled silver and rings from ecological gold are beautifully fluid and striking in their architecture. decker is presented by didier ltd - a london-based gallery, which specialises in jewellery by leading 20th century painters, sculptors, designers and architects such as georges braques.” harper’s bazaar - round up of the best jewellery/art shows of 2013 on design basel spotlight showcase of ute decker at gallery didier ltd “one of the most interesting designers using fairtrade gold” sunday telegraph “distinctive architectural jewelry” national museum of women in the arts, nmwa "future star: ute decker - her passion and designs are truly inspiring, alongside her commitment to using recycled silver and ethical materials - amazing wearable statement pieces" the jeweller "jewellery that makes a powerful statement. this sculptural jewellery sets a shining ethical example" financial times, how to spend it


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    curl - ring & pendant (2)

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    curl - ring & pendant (1)

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    curl - ear sculptures (1)

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    curl - ear sculpture

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    möbius - arm sculpture

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    Land's End - arm sculpture

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    silk I - arm sculpture

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    untitled - hand sculpture

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    silk - arm sculpture

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    ensō – neck circles

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    untitled, tribal neck # 2

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    geometric poetry - ear sculptures

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    untitled, neck geometry # 1

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    untitled, tribal neck # 2

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    Untitled – cuff (1)

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    Untitled – cuff

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    Octabonal – cuff

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    Infinity – minimalist bangle

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    Freedom – arm sculpture

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    infinity - bangle

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    Curvature – arm sculpture (3)

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    Curvature – arm sculpture (2)

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    Curvature – arm sculpture (1)

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    Curvature – arm sculpture

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    Curl - ring & pendant

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    Curl - ring & pendant

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    The Architect’s Ring

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    In Praise of Shadows

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    Infinity - bangle

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    Curl – ring & pendant (4)

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    Curl – ring & pendant (3)

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    Curl – ring & pendant (2)

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    Curl – ring & pendant (1)

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    Curl – ring & pendant

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    Articulation – neck sculpture (4)

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    Articulation – neck sculpture (3)

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    Articulation – neck sculpture (2)

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    Articulation – neck sculpture

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