GoldJewelleryGoldJewelleryGold…
by Kim Buck

Finger rings in 24-carat gold. Through use, the shape of the rings will be deformed beyond recognition due to the softness of pure gold.



GoldJewelleryGoldJewelleryGoldJewelleryGold… Throughout the ages, jewellery has been viewed as an investment object, not appreciated because of its design and craftsmanship but merely because of the raw materials. Kim Buck seeks to illustrate this through his finger rings in fine (24-carat) gold. Through use, the shape of the rings will be deformed beyond recognition due to the softness of pure gold. The shape will be lost over time, and the owner is left with the raw material – pure gold. The rings are cast in a unique and secret process developed by Kim Buck.

Since 1990, Kim Buck has run his own workshop and gallery, and in 1999-2001 he was an honorary professor at the School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg. He has also designed jewellery for the Danish design company Georg Jensen. Kim Buck spans a wide range in his work as a jeweller and places particular emphasis on creating works that appeal to functional use. Buck has a very conceptual approach to the art of jewellery design, and in recent years he has explored the symbols, conventions and clichés in the trade and endeavoured to highlight and challenge them through his work. His works often tell a story through use – by living their life as jewellery on the body. Buck has earned great acknowledgement for his work; among other honours, he has received the three-year working grant from the Danish Arts Foundation, and in 2008 he received the Danish Arts Foundation’s life-long grant, which is awarded to artists who have completed an artistic production that earns them significant distinction as artists.

Kim Buck, born 1957, jeweller. He completed his jeweller’s apprenticeship with Gilbert Pretzmann in 1982 and graduated from the Danish College of Jewellery and Silversmithing in 1985.

GoldJewelleryGoldJewelleryGold... - by Kim Buck
Photo credit: 2017 © Danish Crafts / jeppegudmundsen.com

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