Hilde De Decker

Hilde De Decker’s work explores the limits of traditional jewellery, interacting with a disparate range of disciplines from the arts to horticulture. Her pieces, she says, are about seeking instead of finding, trying to understand without suggestion or imposition. The metaphor of the home and the materiality of everyday life is central, and her work has to be approached as sensorial architecture made up of several chambers.

Hilde de Decker was born in Belgium in 1965 and studied interior design at Sint-Lucas Instituut in Ghent and then jewellery at Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp. She teaches jewellery design at KdG-Sint Lucas in Antwerp and her work has been shown in exhibitions across Europe. Work by Hilde is held in public collections including the Marzee Collection, the Design Museum Gent in Belgium and the Alice and Louis Koch Collection in Zurich.