Peter Deckers (lr)   Peter Deckers lecturer in Jewellery Art and Contextual Practice

MTS (Vakschool Schoonhoven), MFA (Hons) (Elam), DipTeach Peter studied art and jewellery making in both the Netherlands and New Zealand. He is active in his own practice, making collections for national and international exhibitions, as well as in the wider jewellery art community by instigating opportunities. His philosophy in the arts education is that each individual (student) is unique, therefore has the potential for artistic expression. His passion for jewellery and the arts transfigures lessons into experiences. Peter is both a contemporary artist and a craftsperson. Ideas that make distinctive connections with jewellery are the inspiration for his practice, that is highlighted through a series of engaging artworks. He exhibits with galleries throughout New Zealand and the world. His work, philosophy and ideas have been discussed in several publications. Next to being a tutor and maker, Peter has been an instigator as jewellery curator, writer, and artistic director of the HANDSHAKE PROJECT, an exhibition and mentor project for emerging jewellery artists, funded by Creative New Zealand. see these links:

Peter Deckers interview

Isolation and Global Sameness. About Critique. interview

Fingers gallery (work)

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