a brooch from the same series won the 2018 goldsmiths’ craft design council silver award for precious jewellery in gold, platinum and palladium, and a ring in the series won the 2020 goldsmiths’ craft & design bronze award for fine jewellery; the gold fairtrade award; and the national association of jewellers award. --- another brooch in this series has been acquired by the goldsmiths' company collection, who writes: "decker’s brooch is from her limited-edition ‘calligraphy’ series. the brooch is formed from a single strip of loosely-curled gold with matte surface and polished edges. this is the first piece of fairtrade gold in the collection, traceable to a mining co-operative in macdesa, peru, and it bears the fairtrade mark, introduced in the united kingdom in 2011. decker explains: “jewellery is my artistic medium to tell a story and working ethically and sustainably in a global world is one of the most urgent stories today.”"
the goldsmiths’ company brooch is featured in:
the brooch unpinned : the goldsmiths’ company collection 1961–2020 online exhibition 24 september - 31 december 2020
this online exhibition celebrates the art of the brooch and a set of dynamic relationships – between maker and wearer and between wearer and viewer. it explores just one aspect of the goldsmiths’ company’s unique collection of modern jewellery, but it is a significant one in tracing the evolution of contemporary design in this most wearable and revealing of body adornments.
ute's rolling waves in moonlight brooch is featured in the exhibition, together with stunning pieces from the following artists:
john donald mary kessell robert adams wendy ramshaw grima jewellery rod kelly charlotte de syllas daphne krinos andrew lamb jo hayes ward emmeline hastings jacqueline mina jacqueline ryan romilly saumarez smith louise o'neill
the calligraphy series of brooches is inspired by a love of japanese and chinese calligraphy. available from minimalist 6 cm to statement 25 cm in Fairtrade Gold, recycled bimetal and recycled silver.
each individually sculpted and unique within the series
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