Ute Decker

About Ute Decker

The jewels of Ute Decker are described as “a powerful statement” that “sets a shining ethical example” (Financial Times). The Economist 1843 compares her “avant-garde sculptural pieces” to “swirling sculptures” while Christie’s simply calls them “wearable works of art”.

Ute’s pieces are exhibited internationally and have won prestigious awards including Gold Awards from The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council, UK. Public collections include the Victoria & Albert Museum, UK; the Crafts Council, UK: the Goldsmiths’ Company, UK; the Spencer Museum, USA; Musée Barbier-Mueller, Switzerland; and the Swiss National Museum.

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Articulation neck sculpture

Balancing simplicity with complexity, Ute sensitively explores subtle details, such as texture and colour, line, shape, movement, light and shadows to create unique and engaging jewels. Influenced by the minimalism of Zen calligraphy, Ute starts with hundreds of brass maquettes before she individually forms her seemingly effortless minimalist yet dynamic wearable sculptures.

As a political economist-turned-journalist-turned-jeweller, Decker was one of the very first in the world to work with Fairtrade Gold. An Ute Decker gold piece can be traced all the way from an artisanal mining cooperative in the highlands of Peru to her bench in central London.

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All Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitors welcome commissions. Don’t hesitate to contact this maker and start a conversation about commissioning a piece, unique to you. Examples of commissioning include transforming or combining old jewellery into new pieces, incorporating stones into new settings, or simply working together to create a bespoke piece in the style of this maker.

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