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Silke Decker

  • Porcelain maker
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Master Artisan
Silke Decker Porcelain maker
German, English
Tuesday to Friday 12:00 - 18:00, Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
+49 4028785969
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Precious porcelain

  • • Silke developed the technique of cord porcelain
  • • Experimenting with and testing the material is a crucial part of her work
  • • She enjoys the exchanges with colleagues

Silke Decker studied product design at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. She founded her own studio immediately after completing her studies in 2008. Her studio is located next to a small park, not far from the river Elbe. Silke works there independently, enjoying the peace and solitude. "The best thing about my job is the independence and the variety of tasks that being self-employed entails. But also the thought of being able to work in the studio for a whole day makes me smile – every day." Silke sometimes works for companies like Rosenthal or Kähler as a product designer. But her main focus is on continuing and developing her artistic porcelain line of cord porcelain. Some of her objects are award winners and are on display as part of many museum collections and institutions. Silke is an advisory member of the Siemens Foundation and a member of the Hamburg and Gedok Arts and Crafts council.

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Mountain bowl

Mountain bowl is crafted using the cord porcelain technique developed by Silke Decker. The bottom of the bowl, built from bone china porcelain, is shaped like a landscape of mountain peaks that gives its name to the bowl.

Length 28 cm
Width 29 cm
Height 10 cm

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Pinstripe vases

The body of the Pinstripe vases are cast from Limoges and black porcelain. The body of the vases are decorated using a cold working porcelain technique.

Height 26.5 cm
Diameter 8.5 cm

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Cord porcelain double walled bowl

The thick walls and the lightness and permeability of the material of this black double-walled bowl creates a striking contrast. The bowl is handcrafted from black porcelain, a colour not usually associated with porcelain as a material.

Height 18 cm
Diameter 28 cm

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Rhomb bowl

Rhomb bowl consists of many layers of threads that have been soaked in porcelain, positioned and finally fired. The finished bowl consists of pure porcelain, since the wool burns when fired. It remains woven like a three-dimensional structural vessel.

Length 28 cm
Width 28 cm
Height 14 cm

Photo: ©Andre Reuter
Flower bowl

The patterns of this handcrafted porcelain bowl consist of wide porcelain strings with overlapping loops starting from the centre. Silke Decker soakes threads in liquid porcelain, places them together and finally fires them. When fired, the string is burnt, leaving the porcelain structure. The finished form creates an imagery evocative of an opened flower.

Height 8 cm
Diameter 16 cm

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