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Samantha Moore

Samantha Moore aspires to create contemporary jewelled objects that enhance the everyday routine of personal ritual into silver ‘wear’ that adorns the table, home and body.

Belfast born designer Sam Moore is a traditionally trained Silver & Goldsmith with contemporary vision. Graduating in 2009 from the University of Ulster and in 2011 from her Masters, Sam consolidated her aptitude for design and making with a five year apprenticeship in rural County Down.


Inspired by objects of ritual she is an avid cup maker, combining a love of folklore and fairytale, her vessels often contain stories, interior worlds made out of silver and gold with precious and semi precious stones. Drawing on Irelands rich history of literature, oral storytelling and of course a decent drink it is obvious as to why she has recently been deemed one of ‘...her generations most sought after silversmiths.’

Having enjoyed success early in her career, Sam has exhibited with the V&A, the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and the National Trust. With international acclaim working mainly to commission, her range is extensive from bespoke to ecclesiastic silver.


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2011 Goldsmith’s Fair, The Goldsmith’s Hall, London
2011 British Silver Week, Pangolin Gallery, London
2012 ‘Fit for Purpose’ exhibition of Contemporary British Silversmiths, V&A Museum, London
2012 Site Specific Exhibition at the R-Space Gallery, Lisburn
2011 Solo Show ‘The Semiotics of Silver’, Craft NI, Belfast
2010 London Design Festival, The V&A Museum, London
2010 Goldsmith’s Fair, The Goldsmith’s Hall, London
2010 ‘In the House’, Castleward National Trust Property, Co Down
2010 Private Exhbition, Leadines, Antrim
2009 Royal Ulster Arts Society, Marlborough House, Belfast
2009 Debut, Space CRAFT, Belfast
2009 Arts & Design Graduate Show, University of Ulster, Belfast

2011 Young Entrepreneur Award, Lisburn City Council
2011 Silversmith Award, Hamilton and Inches, Edinburgh
2011 Rising Star Award, British Silver Week, London
2010 Goldsmith’s Fair Graduate Bursary Award, Goldsmith’s Company, London
2010 ‘Getting Started’ Goldsmith’s Company, London
2009 Craft in Business Award, Craft NI
2009 Precious Metal Bursary, Goldsmith’s Company London & Cookson Gold
2007 Rock Strange Jewellery Award, For Toni & Guy Ireland

2011 Communion Chalice Commission, St Mark’s Cathedral
2008 D.A.R.D. Award Trophy Commission, International Rose Trials

Jug & Cup Drinking Set featured image in Benchpeg Newsletter, Jan 2012
‘Day in the Life’ Ulster Star, December 2011
‘Silversmith flying high after winning £1,000 for new start up enterprise’, Lisburn City Business News, Dec 2011