LOUELLA MOORE

Artist biography

Louella Moore is a self-taught silversmith based in Tavistock, where she fashions her creations in her garden workshop just a short walk from the blustery tors of Dartmoor. She works predominantly with sterling silver to create a unique range of bespoke and one-off pieces of jewellery reflective of the beaches, woods and wild places that inspire her.

Louella was born in Cornwall, and it was her experience growing up in a Cornish farmhouse and spending time exploring the surrounding landscapes and local shorelines that sparked her fascination with nature.

She has developed a range of distinctive pieces, hand-crafted from sterling silver, incorporating copper, brass and gold detailing into necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, adjustable rings, cufflinks, and tie pins. Nature features heavily within her work, both as an inspiration and in the natural curiosities that she incorporates into her designs. She casts shells in silver and copper, sets sea-glass, lichen and feathers alongside unusual gemstones and vintage ceramic chips. She also loves to upcycle antique sterling silver cutlery and sugar tongs into contemporary one-off pieces. All her work is hallmarked through Goldsmiths London Assay Office and complies with all regulations of quality and finish.

Each item she creates is unique: there will never be two pieces the same as even recurring designs are crafted with individual elements that cannot be replicated. Every wearer will own an original piece that is both personal and reflective of the places that inspired its creation.