Genre-Defying Jewelry: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs with John Moore, Multi-Award Winning Artist

Episode 91

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • How John created Lacewing, his award-winning large-scale neckpiece
  • The unexpected effects that winning an award can have on a jewelry artist’s career
  • Why film can be a better medium than still photography to capture jewelry
  • Why the key to artistic success is unlearning the limiting beliefs we learn in adulthood
  • How the current climate may create opportunity for new growth

About John Moore:

With unbridled self-expression at its core, the work of multi-award-winning artist John Moore inhabits a nameless realm of possibility without frontiers. Currently represented by Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery in London and Charon Kransen in New York, he is a unique and evolving presence in the world of art jewellery. His distinctive creations have appeared at high profile fairs and exhibitions in the UK, Europe and the USA, including Masterpiece London, Design Miami, SOFA Chicago, MIART Milan, PAD Monaco and PAD London.

Moore’s work has been recognized with a number of awards, most notably The Goldsmiths Company Award both in 2016 and 2019. Affectionately known as The Jewellery Oscar, it is ‘only given when, in the [Goldsmiths Craft and Design] Council’s judgement, an entry achieves the highest standard of creative design and originality.’ Commissioned by international collector Tuan Lee, renowned for her taste in statement pieces, his 2019 winning entry, Lacewing, is the latest in the Verto series. Made from sterling silver discs embellished with 48 diamonds set with 18ct gold, Lacewing takes precious jewellery into a new realm, commanding attention and challenging the notion of jewellery as an accessory.

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Sharon Berman