"Monday 29 February 2016 was the biggest night of my life so far and one I will never forget. I had the honour of receiving three awards, which was completely unexpected and quite overwhelming. The first was a gold award presented by International Jewellery London for Precious Jewellery (Design). The second was a silver award for Jewellery (Craft) sponsored by Brown and Newirth, but the biggest surprise of the evening was being presented with the main prize of the competition, The Goldsmiths' Company Award 2016. It's a huge honour just to be amongst so many talented designers and craftspeople so to receive this level of recognition for my work is amazing. I am thrilled to bits. Thank you so much to the Craft and Design Council, The Goldsmiths' Company, International Jewellery London, Brown and Newirth and all the judges. Thank you also to my wonderful family and friends for their continuing love and support."
Winner of The Goldsmiths’ Company Award 2016, artist John Moore, is known for his distinctive designs with fluid movement and use of colour. An ever growing variety of materials are chosen for their unique properties and engineered to create new forms that humbly pay homage to the beauty he sees in nature. With a broad approach his creations vary from smaller, every-day collections to larger sculptural pieces made for special exhibitions or commissioned for private/public collections. Large or small, each piece is an extension of the body, a device created for positive expression, to enhance and empower the wearer. While making his name in the UK through events such as Origin and Goldsmiths’ Fair John has made regular appearances in the USA at LOOT, SOFA and BIJOUX! Complimentary to his studio practice John speaks publicly about his work and as a visiting lecturer in universities. Other projects involve collaborations with photographers, makeup artists, hair dressers and performance artists, including the creation of his first video for A World Away by GAPS, released in February 2016.