David Huycke is a Belgian silversmith and has worked since 1993 as an independent artist in the field of the sculptural art-objects.


He first made a name for himself with his sets of dishes, simple design and subtle use of materials and is now best known for his innovative approach to the traditional technique of granulation. David Huycke sets to work like a scientist or an alchemist, casting in moulds non-existent and seemingly impossible concepts, incurring along the way risks such as breakage or collapse. Eventually those ideas and experiments are selected and elaborated into an object where they exude a degree of stillness and have a natural obviousness, as if the work could not have been made any other way.

The work of David Huycke is shown in galleries and museums worldwide, and can be seen in permanent collections such as in the Design Museum Gent, the V&A London, the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and in many other collections.In 2007 and 2019 he received the Bavarian State Prize for Contemporary Crafts. In 2010 he obtained his Ph.D. in Arts withThe Metamorphic Ornament: Re-Thinking Granulation, a practice-based research project on the artistic relevance today of the ancient technique of granulation.

David Huycke is professor at the PXL-MAD School of Arts Hasselt, Belgium and at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts at Hasselt University.

His work is represented by Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen and by Adrian Sassoon Ltd, London




 David Huycke lives and works in Sint-Niklaas, Hasselt and Düsseldorf

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PhD in Arts, Hasselt University and KU Leuven, 2005-2010

MFA, Sint-Lucas University College, Antwerpen, 1985-1989




Docent PXL-MAD School of Arts Hasselt

Coordinator International MA program Object & Jewellery PXL-MAD School of Arts Hasselt 

Hoofddocent Faculty of Architecture and Arts, Hasselt University

Coordinator Research Group MANUFrACTURE




RMIT, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2017

Akademie für Gestaltung und Design, München, 2012

KHIO, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, 2008, 2017

HDK, School of Design and Crafts at Göteborg University, Göteborg, 2008

RISD, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2004, 2007

Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, 2005

ESAD, Escola Superior de Artes e Design, Porto, 2005

Sint-Lucas University College, Karel de Grote-Hogeschool, Antwerpen, 2004

RCA, Royal College of Art, Londen, 2001



SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection since 2000, for complete list see 'RESEARCH > PORTFOLIO')


Here and Now, Caroline Van Hoek Gallery, Brussels, 2017

David Huycke & Students: Best of 10 years PXL-MAD, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, 2015

SchmuckDenken10, Idar-Oberstein, 2014

Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, 2012

Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode, 2011

Re-Thinking Granulation, Z33, Hasselt, 2010

Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode, 2007

Waas Zilver, SASK, Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Sint-Niklaas, 2007

Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 2007

Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, 2006

Carlin Gallery, Paris, 2006

Gallery Orfèo, Luxembourg, 2006

Musée Départemental du Compagnonnage, Romanèche-Thorins, 2005

The Danish Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen, 2004

Korpus, Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, 2003

Korpus, Carlin Gallery, Paris, 2003

Korpus, Design Museum, Gent, 2003

Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode, 2002

Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, 2002

Carlin Gallery, Paris, 2001

Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, 2000




Aberdeen Museum & Art Gallery, Aberdeen

Alice and Louis Koch Collection, Basel

Contemporary Arts Society, London

Danish Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen

Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau

Design museum Gent, Gent

Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis

International Museum of Contemporary Applied Arts, Turin

Marzee Collection, Nijmegen

Musée Mandet, Riom

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe, Hamburg

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Museum of Contemporary Art of CAA, Hangzhou, China

Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg

Royal College of Art, London

DIVA, Antwerp

Victoria & Albertmuseum, V&A, London




Bavarian State Prize for Contemporary Crafts, Gold Medal, IHM, Munich, 2019, 2007

European Prize for Contemporary Art- and Design-led Crafts, younger than 35 years, WCC-Europe, Vienna, 1998

Design Flanders Award “Henry Van De Velde”, Young Talent prize, Brussels, 1994

Design Flanders Award “Henry Van De Velde”, Prize of the Public, Brussels, 1994

Prize of the Talentbörse Handwerk, Metal, IHM, Munich, 1992

Province of East-Flanders’ Provincial Prize for Applied Arts, Ghent, 1990





Salens, P. (ed.), D. Huycke, W. Nys, David Huycke, Risky Business, 25 Years of Silver Objects, Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2018 

Game, A. & R. Van De Vyver, David Huycke, Sint-Niklaas: Stad Sint-Niklaas, 2007

Daenens, L., David Huycke, Romanèche-Thorins: Musée Départemental du Compagnonnage, 2005.

Nanfeldt, M., David Huycke, Korpus, Götheborg: Röhsska Museum, 2003.

De Decker, H., David Huycke, Sint-Niklaas: David Huycke, 2000.

De Ren, L., “David Huycke”, Sterckshof Studies 5, Antwerpen-Deurne: Zilvermuseum Sterckshof, 1996.