London based studio-jeweller Ute Decker has been described as “the architectural jeweller”, for her minimalist yet dramatic wearable sculptures. 

This July, the London Festival of Architecture showcases a solo exhibition of her signature one-of-a-kind and small-series pieces in recycled silver and Fairtrade gold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ute Decker’s work has a contemporary yet somehow timeless feel: her use of minimalist shapes, clean lines, exquisite surface textures and the treatment of empty space give her work a powerful presence. For Ute, each object carries a meaning beyond its functional use. Her ethos is influenced by the ancient japanese philosophy of wabi sabi: as the silence between notes in music is vital, so the harmony between the created form and the empty space within magnifies the intensity of expression in Ute’s sculptural work. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Recognising that we are as much sensory, as cognitive, rational creatures the relation of ethics and aesthetics in artefacts and the built environment has interested me for a long time. It is this question of  ‘social beauty’ -  the relation between inner and outer beauty - I explore in my work.” Ute Decker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A committed campaigner for the promotion of ethical and sustainable practices in the workshop, Ute creates individual and limited edition wearable objets d'art with many pieces held in private collections. 

No two of her creations are the same either in shape, texture or finish.

Following a series of shows in Paris, Tokyo, Amsterdam and New York, Ute Decker’s work can be seen in London at three exhibitions this summer: 

13 – 17 June at the Goldsmiths’ Pavilion, Somerset House

15 – 17 June at the Cockpit Arts Open Studios in Holborn 

3 – 8 July in the Corner Shop Gallery on Clerkenwell Green as part of the London Festival of Architecture.  

 

 

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