Samuel WaterhouseBorn: 1992
Place of Birth: Northumberland
Based in London, self-taught designer Samuel Waterhouse found his affinity for metalworking at an early age. Inspired by antiquity, Samuel aims to create simple yet contemporary jewellery and silverware. He attempts to retain a minimalist aesthetic in all his work, so that beauty can stem mainly from the surface and colour of the materials used.
His designs capture the essence of the great artists of the Renaissance period who started off their careers in goldsmith workshops learning about the accuracy of line and clarity of style. As a goldsmith, Samuel is becoming a master of specialist techniques and the influence of the classical tradition is palpable.
In 2016, he won the Ruthin Craft Centre showcase award.