"I am interested in building objects by hand. My inspiration is drawn form visual sources such as coastlines and geological markings in landscape, exploring the shifts and changes marked by time. Less overtly, but as importantly I am interested in the anticipation of form, trying to gauge how the eye travels over sculpture, perhaps searching for a conclusion. I try to quietly challenge that and explore the unease or uncertainty that challenge may create as I seem more fluent as an artist in the realm of abstraction."
Michael Moore is a maker of Ceramic Sculpture who builds his objects entirely by hand. His Inspiration is drawn from visual sources such as coastlines and geological markings in landscape, exploring the shifts and changes marked by time. Less overtly, but as importantly, Moore is interested in the anticipation of form, trying to gauge how the eye travels over sculpture.
Reader in Fine and Applied Art, Ceramics, at the University of Ulster, Moore has been selected for both the 2008 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale and the Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Australia. Works made by the artist during a 2007 residency at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, USA were exhibited at NCECA in Pittsburgh in March 2008 followed by a tour of China.
In 2007 Moore exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC as part of the ‘Made In Northern Ireland: A Dynamic for Change’ exhibition showcasing the finest Crafts Artists from Northern Ireland.
Moore’s work can be found in the Permanent Collections of the National Museum of Ireland, National Museum of the Czech Republic, Australian National University, Museum of Decorative Arts, Latvia, Archie Bray Foundation, USA, Holter Museum USA, Taipei Museum of Ceramics and the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Korea.