The Society of Jewellery Historians Lecture: London - Ute Decker: Sculptural Minimalism & Fairtrade Gold — philosophy, provenance and process

23 November 2021

i am immensely honoured to have been invited by the venerable society of jewellery historians to give the annual artist lecture.



the goldsmiths' craft & design council design award winner in 2020, ute decker’s work is a meditation on the richness of simplicity. self-taught, she first exhibited her wearable sculptures in 2009 at the age of 40, and quickly earned international recognition as “the architectural jeweller” for the sweeping scale and ambition of her minimalist sculptures. she is also one of the very first jewellers in the world to work with Fairtrade Gold. in this talk she will discuss her creative philosophy and how a background in political economics and journalism led her to become a leading voice in the international ethical jewellery movement.

 lecture postponed from originally  26 May 2020


society of antiquaries of london
burlington house (Royal Academy)
piccadilly w1j 0be


the entrance to burlington house, also home to the royal academy of arts, is on the north side of piccadilly, half way between green park and piccadilly circus underground stations. buses 14, 19, 22 and 38 stop directly outside burlington house. the society of antiquaries is at the north-west corner of the burlington house courtyard. click here for a map.


each lecture starts promptly at 6.00 pm, and lasts for around one hour. after the lecture, attendees are warmly invited to join the speaker and other members of the society in the council room for light refreshments. attendance at lectures is restricted to members of the society, and their guests. all attendees are expected to sign the visitors’ book on arrival. if you are not a member, and would like to attend a lecture as a guest of the society, click here to send your name, contact details, and the subject of the lecture you would like to attend.