Hollowware is an inflatable bowl made from metallic plastic foil. Hollowware is intended as a comment and a play on the words concerning material and function. Holloware is a term normally used for silver objects. With this bowl, Buck has chosen an approach challenging traditional perceptions of this concept, creating an inflatable piece of tableware at once humorous and functional. Inflated, the bowl’s measurements are: Ø 35 cm.
b. 1957, Danish Goldsmith
Buck trained as a goldsmith with Gilbert Pretzmann in 1982 and graduated from the Danish College of Jewellery and Silversmithing in 1985. Since 1990, he has had his own workshop and gallery, and in the period of 1999-2001 he acted as an associate professor at the School of Design and Crafts at Göteborg University. He has also designed jewellery for the Danish design firm Georg Jensen. His work as a jeweller covers a wide range, but a common feature is his attempt to give his works a functional appeal. Buck has a highly conceptual approach to jewellery. In recent years he has been exploring the symbols, conventions and clichés of his trade and sought to uncover and challenge them through his work. That was also his approach when he created the bowl Hollowware, which was included in Crafts Collection 11. Buck’s work has won him many accolades, including the lifelong grant from the Danish Arts Foundation and the Ole Haslund Artists’ Grant.
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