Ute Decker

Ute Decker
Islington, London
ethicalmaking.org
- the world’s most comprehensive free online resource on green jewellery practices

Member of the ACJ Advisory Panel


Ute Decker
born 1969, Germany
lives and works in London

The wearable sculptures of Ute Decker have been shown internationally in over 120 fairs and exhibitions. Her work is found in major private and public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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

Ute Decker has a degree in Political Economics, studied languages and worked as a journalist. Self-taught, jewellery was her private passion for 20 years before she dedicated herself fully to art jewellery in 2009.

She unites her creative practice with a committed social engagement: Decker is a pioneer of the international ethical jewellery movement and a regular speaker on the subject. Through her website she established the world’s largest free online resource on green jewellery practices. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge, raising public awareness and facilitating exchange amongst makers. Since 2018 this resource can be found at ethicalmaking.org created in partnership with the Incorporation of Goldsmiths, Scotland.

Combining the poetic with the political, the clean and pure lines of Decker’s pieces reflect the purity and mindful choice of her material’s provenance: Ute Decker predominantly works in recycled silver and was one of the very first worldwide to create pieces in Fairtrade gold.
for exhibitions and news - please visit
http://www.utedecker.com/jewellery/jewellery_news.html


Cockpit Arts Open Studios: mid June & last weekend of November


Primary gallery Elisabetta Cipriani, also exhibited at various fairs by gallery Didier Ltd

Design Basel
Design Miami
Masterpiece London
SOFA Chicago
Museum of Art & Design NYC
Norton Museum of Art West Palm Beach
The Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh
Architecture Biennale Venice
Festival of Architecture London
Japan Art Association Tokyo
Artissima Turin
TEFAF Maastricht
The Salon Art + Design NYC
PAD London



PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Musée Barbier-Mueller, Geneva
Alice and Louis Koch Collection at the Swiss National Museum, Zurich
Crafts Council Collection, UK
Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas



PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
selected

Helen Drutt English
Donna Schneier
Deedie Rose
Martine and Didier Haspeslagh
Tuan Lee
Nancy Olnick
Diane Venet
Zaha Hadid