Samuel Waterhouse is a self-taught silversmith and jeweller from Northumberland. He creates contemporary one-off pieces which have an aesthetic that derives from ancient art.
In particular his work is influenced by the characteristics of pattern and form found in ancient painting and ceramics respectively.
He specialises in using a personal adaptation of the Korean technique Keum-boo in which he creates and applies various colours of gold to his silverware, often oxidising/blackening the exposed silver components of a piece in order to create a dramatic contrast within his work.
Samuel has exhibited at prestigious exhibitions and galleries such as Goldsmiths' Fair, Collect and The Scottish Gallery. He has also won awards for his work including The Silver Society Award and The Ruthin Craft Centre Award. His work is also featured in Gordon Hamme's book 'Contemporary British Silver Designers, 2022'.