John Moore: award winning jeweller
• Unicorn and Swift ranges launched at IJL 2016
• Multi award winning Silver and Diamond Verto Necklace prominently displayed
• Showcase of John Moore’s ranges at the IJL show entrance
John Moore is a contemporary jewellery artist, who exhibits internationally. His work ranges from statement jewellery for connoisseur collectors – wearable sculptures – to smaller, very affordable pieces for first time buyers, which are no less imaginative. John designs and makes every aspect of his work, which is characterised by its originality and innovation, craftsmanship and choice of materials. Often inspired by nature, form and movement on the wearer are important elements.
Unicorn and Swift, John’s latest collections, were launched at IJL 2016.
The Swift collection, in silver, includes earrings, rings, bangles and pendants, in different sizes. “Swift draws inspiration from wings and feathers which are a huge influence on my work. This collection is also a strongly influenced by the art of ancient Egypt.”
The Unicorn collection, also in silver, includes pendants, earrings, studs, rings and bracelets in a range of sizes.
“I made a prototype ‘unicorn horn’ shaped pendant for a friend. He has never taken it off; and so many other people admired it, that I decided to create a whole collection featuring the classic, spiraling form of a unicorn’s horn.”
John Moore’s Silver and Diamond Verto Necklace is on display in a place of honour at IJL at the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council stand.
In 2016, this piece won four major awards:
• IJL Award Gold Award for Precious Jewellery
• IJL Editors’ Choice Award for Technical Excellence
• Silver Award for 3D Finished Pieces, Craft Section, at the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Awards
• Goldsmiths’ Company Award, given at the discretion of their Council for outstanding design, and only presented when an entry achieves the highest standard of creativity and originality.
“For a number of years I have been developing statement necklaces that can be worn in multiple ways. This necklace becomes an extension of the body and is brought to life by the movement of the wearer’s neck and shoulders. I have set the diamonds in an arrangement to appear random, like stars scattered in a night sky.”
John Moore is a regular exhibitor at the annual Goldsmiths’ Fair: he has been highlighted as an exceptional new talent and his work has featured as their poster image. He is also a regular exhibitor at SOFA (Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art and Design) in New York and Chicago, and is showing at SIERAAD International Jewellery Art Fair 2016, for which his large Verto neckpiece is the poster image. John Moore is represented in galleries in the UK, Paris, US and Australia, and his jewellery is also in permanent collections.