Beverley Hutton Moore
I am a professional jeweller and silversmith who trained in three-dimensional design at Grays School of Art, graduating in 1995. I also trained with Malcolm Appleby at The Station, Crathes, then again in Perthshire, once graduated, where I simultaneously set up my own studio/workshop. I relocated my studio to Aberdeenshire in 2000, and I am now based on Royal Deeside, near Banchory.
My designs take their inspiration from many sources, but techniques, and my surroundings play an integral part. Many of my designs are made using silver, with either 18ct or 9ct gold or 24 carat gold inclusions, although I also work in 18-carat gold and platinum.
My unique jewellery range includes, highland wear; kilt belt buckles and pins, etc and bespoke jewellery pieces are often commissioned. I use many traditional techniques, from chain making and cuttlefish casting through to stone setting, wax carving and engraving. I have recently developed a new range of jewellery to be cast in silver or gold for small batch production (buttons, pendants, and bangles).
I also design and make larger pieces of silverware, including beakers, bowls and spoons using traditional hand raising, planishing and forging techniques which ensure that each piece created is distinctive.