Ute Sanne

Ute Sanne

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

London

Biography:

​​I am originally from Germany, where I trained at Goldschmiedeschule Pforzheim and received meticulous training in all goldsmithing technics as well as jewellery design. My collections are mainly one-off pieces with highly structured, embossed metal work in pure 24ct gold or silver. I love pure gold for its unique depth of colour, malleability and significance throughout history. With my background in gemmology I favour gemstones that are not commonly used, such as acid green uvarovite, a rare variety of garnet, or crystallized cobalto calcite with a colour range from deep magenta to hot pink. Every piece is made entirely by hand in my studio in London. Quality, great attention to detail, creativity and wearability are of the utmost importance in every design. Recently I have experimented with straw, an unconventional material in jewellery. The body of work is inspired by the brothers Grimm folktale Rumpelstizkin. The resulting piece is the bangle Karfunkel. Please use the following link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xPhO9ONgWc

Specialist Techniques:

Forging, Fusion welding of 18ct gold, Hollow body construction, Oxidation, Stone setting, Traditional bead-stringing,

Education:

1985 Qualified as Goldschmiede Meister (Master Goldsmith), 1984-1985 Goldschmiede Schule Meisterklasse (Jewellery College Masterclass) Pforzheim/Germany, 1980-1981 Apprenticeship with Goldschmiede Mämecke in Heidelberg/Germany, 1978-1980 Trained as Goldsmith and Jewellery Designer at Goldschmiede Schule (Jewellery College) Pforzheim/ Germany

Public Collections:

Private collections in the United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Switzerland and Germany.

Exhibitions:

2016: Desire Fair Chelsea, Manifest - 40 years of studio jewellery touring exhibition, 2016: Bluecoat Display Centre, 2015: City Art Gallery Leeds, New Ashgate Gallery, Gallery at Waterperry, Past exhibitions include, Barbican bi-annually Mai/ June and November/December, Made London, Goldsmiths' Hall, Liberty, Cichester Festival Theatre, Electrum Gallery, Lesley Craze Gallery,

Publications:

2016: Wallpaper Magazine - Karfunkel 2015: "Manifest" Jewellery for the hand 2015: Crafts Magazine and Craft and Design Magazine - Karfunkel 2001: "Designing and Making Jewellery" 1999: "Celebration"


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    Pendant and Earrings

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    Two Rings

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    Morganite Ring

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    Earrings with Uvarovite

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    "Cupcake"

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    "Secret Wish"

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    "Everything Flows"

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    "Emerald Isle"

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