Ute Decker, ‘Man Ray Swan - Curl’, 2016, Elisabetta Cipriani

About Ute Decker

In Ute Decker’s practice, “each object carries a meaning beyond its functional use.” Influenced by the ancient Japanese philosophy of Wabi-sabi, a comprehensive outlook and aesthetic that focuses on the transient and imperfect, the German-born, London-based jewelry designer explores this belief system through her explorations of varied disciplines such as sculpture, textiles, paper, and ceramics. Her studio also is concerned with ethical jewelry practices; by working with fair-trade gold and recycled silver and packaging materials, Decker applies sustainable materials to her unique, one-of-a-kind works—individual and limited-edition wearable art objects.