John Moore

Artist - Designer - Maker - Jeweller

Winner of the Goldsmiths’ Company award, 2016

John Moore is an award-winning, British, contemporary jewellery artist, living and working in Brighton, UK.  With a life-long passion for making wearable objects and a multidisciplinary approach, he has created his own unique space in the world, blurring the lines between contemporary jewellery, art, design, craft and fashion.  

Inspired by natural architecture, his work is recognised for its imagination, design and craftsmanship.  Materials, traditional or not, including anodised aluminium, silver, gold, steel, wood, silicone, magnets and glass, are carefully selected for their unique properties and combined to achieve his vision.  With meticulous attention given to balancing line with shape, colour and movement, he conjures his own hybrid specimens, organic yet manmade, that transcend the material and work in harmony with the body.  

A vibrant range of his wearable designs are handcrafted in his Brighton studio and available to buy online, at fairs including Goldsmiths’ Fair London and Sieraad Amsterdam, or from reputable galleries across the UK and overseas.  Mean while, at the forefront of Moore’s work is the creation of wearable sculpture that explores the potential power of an object to alter and enhance the wearer.  This has lead to collaborations within dance, music and hair dressing.  Such works have been commissioned by internationally renowned collectors including Tuan Lee, Nancy Olnick, Lady Hamlyn and Robert Hiller, while others have been acquired for public collections in three American museums.

 
 
 

The jewellery

John’s work stands out for its meticulous design, inspired visual impact, and the highest standards of craftsmanship. He is principally inspired by the natural world and its breathtaking displays of colour and form: wings, feathers, insects and fish. When worn, each piece comes alive in response to the wearer’s unique physicality and movement, as if the wearer and piece were made for each other.

Bromeliad

Verto

Swift

Elytra

Flight

Vane

Jewellery lives on the edge of the body, animated by the movement of the wearer. Like a mask it has the power to alter and enhance our sense of self.
— John Moore