The Society of Jewellery Historians - Lecture: 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.



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