Artist Jeweller John Moore named IJL Jeweller of the Fair 2019

22 Jul 2019

International Jewellery London Celebrates the Best of British with Jeweller of the Fair

International Jewellery London have announced a new, exciting trade accolade with the introduction of The Jeweller of the Fair. This year’s honour, which was created to shine a light on the UK’s best and brightest talent, will go to Artist Jeweller John Moore.

John Moore, winner of two IJL-supported Goldsmith Company Gold Awards (2016 and 2019), was selected because the complexity and engineering dexterity of his creative jewellery couture. John is universally acknowledged as a highly skilled artisan and visitors to IJL will get the opportunity to interact with his work across a wide range of platforms.

John Moore, Artist Jeweller and IJL Jewellery of the Fair 2019 said:“I was thrilled to win this year's IJL award and it’s a huge honour to be the first IJL Jeweller of the Fair. IJL, together with The Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council, plays such a vital role in supporting the jewellery trade. I’m excited to share my work and meet the talented new designers at the show.”

Commenting on the new accolade, IJL Event Director, Katie Morris, said: “John is quite simply a Great British designer; his work is ambitious, thought-provoking and devastatingly beautiful. We are so excited to be working with him to promote his inherent design skill and excellence. John is the first of many dynamic designers that we will highlight with this annual accolade and we’re confident that visitors will enjoy consuming his creativity during this year’s show.”

John’s creative, contemporary jewellery will be displayed across the show as follows:

  • Branded jewellery displays across the show
  • Social media promotion across IJL channels
  • Dedicated, curated catwalk show (Monday 2 September, 13.45.- 14.30)
  • Q&A as part of the IJL seminar programme (Monday 2 September)
  • VIP Drinks reception (Monday 2 September)
  • Exclusive feature in IJL’s Inspire magazine

John won his Gold Goldsmiths Award for a piece commissioned by Tuan Lee, a prolific and discerning jewellery collector based between Singapore and London. Gold awards are not given out every year by Goldsmiths; they are only presented when the judges deem that work of a high enough standard has been presented.

Other awards John Moore has received include IJL Editor's Choice Award for Technical Excellence- International Jewellery London 2016, WCC Europe EUNIQUE Award 2011. World Crafts Council, Finalist for Young Designer of the Year 2011 and Kayman Award 2008 - National Association of Jewellery (formerly the British Jewellers Association - BJA).

His work is displayed in art galleries around the world including The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas, USA and National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK.

John’s work is highly prized by international collectors. Private collectors of his work include Tiqui Atencio, Tuan Lee, Olnick Spanu Collection, Lady Helen Hamlyn, Robert Hiller, Dr Sarah Siegler and Suzanne Sanders.

Find out more about John Moore’s inspiring, individual artistic jewellery pieces at https://www.johnmoorejewellery.com/

The Jeweller of the Fair will be an annual award, with the show’s directorial team reviewing the industry to select designers who create inspirational and aspirational pieces. The selected designer will be celebrated across a variety of channels each year to draw attention to their individual talent, as well as flying the flag for Great British design flair and skill.

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