Peter Bauhuis

Germany, b. 1965

The distinctive form of Peter Bauhuis’ jewellery and vessels are born from an innovative use of metal casting techniques. Creating pieces from copper, silver and gold, Peter’s work has a colour and surface texture unique to this casting process. Since studying at Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau, School for Jewellery Design in the 1980s, he has exhibited widely and delivered workshops and lectures internationally. He completed his Diploma at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts in 1999 and opened his own studio the same year. In 2013 he won the 17th Silver Triennial in Hanau and became artist in residence at Artkommunalka Kolomna, Russia.


His work is held in numerous public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Die Neue Sammlung, Munich and Fonds national d’art contemporain, Paris.



Policast vessel, 2019, brass, sterling silver, 800 silver

More work by Peter Bauhuis

Simultanea vessel by Peter Bauhuis Simultanea vessel , 2015, sterling silver, fine silver ,
2 vessels by Peter Bauhuis 2 vessels , 2017, Corinthian bronze, Nordic gold ,
Grosse Bronzeschale vessel by Peter Bauhuis Grosse Bronzeschale vessel , 2002, bronze, silver ,
Orifice (math) pendants by Peter Bauhuis Orifice (math) pendants , 2014, silver, gold, copper ,
Orifice brooches by Peter Bauhuis Orifice brooches , 2014, zinc, silver ,
Armillaria vessel by Peter Bauhuis Armillaria vessel , 2014, sterling silver, fine silver ,
Klein bottle  by Peter Bauhuis Klein bottle , 2014, 18k gold ,
Chains by Peter Bauhuis Chains , 2002 - , gold, silver ,
Rings by Peter Bauhuis Rings , 2004 - , silver, gold, copper ,
Cu Gral vessel by Peter Bauhuis Cu Gral vessel , 2001, double cast copper, silver ,
Vessel by Peter Bauhuis Vessel , 2002, copper, silver, double cast ,
Brooch by Peter Bauhuis Brooch , 2012, blackened silver ,
Dust pin by Peter Bauhuis Dust pin , 2005, bronze, gold, silver, copper ,
Necklace by Peter Bauhuis Necklace , 2013, blackened silver ,


Armillaria (Melbourne Hallimasch)

February 3 - March 7, 2015

Peter Bauhuis’s first Australian show in 10 years explores his innovative and idiosyncratic casting techniques applied to vessels and jewellery.

2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery

15 August - 15 September 2018

The 2018 Mari Funaki Award presents work by 30 emerging and established artists from around the world.