Artist of the Week

John Moore

23 October 2018  / Artist Feature

We caught up with John in his studio this week to find out more about him and his work.   

What do you like about your work?

I like my work because it enables me to explore all the things I love about the world, such as nature, colour and movement, and encapsulate them into expressive wearable objects.

Do you have a daily routine?

I have tried to create a routine for myself but in reality it just doesn’t happen.  I like that each day is different.

What does having a studio mean for you?

Having my studio is massively important to me.  It’s a space all of my own, in which I can do whatever I choose.  It represents freedom.

What do you like about working in NEH?

I love the sense of community within NEH, especially because my work is quite solitary.  It’s comforting that others are close by having a similar experience.  It’s also great when you need to borrow tools!

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about making things that make a positive statement.

What do you like about the open studios/ opening your studio/ meeting the public?

I love Open Studios because it offers people a chance to purchase some really special Christmas gifts, direct from the makers themselves, and at more affordable prices.  You can see where all the action takes place.  As a maker it’s a really nice way to round up the year while spreading some Christmas cheer.  It’s also a great excuse to properly clean the place ;)

What’s your favourite place(s) in Brighton?

Second to my studio, my favourite place in Brighton would have to be the beach because it’s never the same.  I love the power or the stillness of the water and the expanse of open sky.  If you’re lucky you get to watch the starlings dancing against a spectacular sunset.

8.   What do you like about living in Brighton?

Firstly I love the people of Brighton, who tend to share a similar values and a sense of fun in the way we live our lives.  It’s very special.  I love being by the sea, the slower pace of life and I like being able to walk everywhere.

What we like.

Where jewellery and sculpture meet to form exquisite pieces of wearable art.

Where you can see John next.......

At NEH Open Studios on 7/8/9 Dec 2018  and visit his website at


For more information view Johns's Artist Profile.

Artist Feature Coming Week Next:

Finch Ceramics

Pottery and Tiles

Previous Week's Artist Feature:

Sam Williams

Screen and Giclee Prints