Carpenters Workshop Gallery presents, Silk Wings, an exclusive collaboration with the master of the sculptural jewel, Ute Decker, at Design Basel 2022.
Ute Decker’s Silk Wings (2022) gilding metal cuff was created by the jeweller exclusively for Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Handmade in one of the artist’s favoured techniques of anti-clastic metal-forming, Decker titled the project Silk Wings as an ode towards this complex and labour-intensive method of goldsmithing.
The artist chose to work in gilding metal, a member of the brass family of alloys, for the material’s distinctive patination which develops over time and enriches the surface of the cuff with a unique natural texture.
From Functional Art to Collectible Design, Carpenters Workshop Gallery produces and exhibits functional art by international artists or designers, both rising and established, going outside their traditional territories of expression.