Reader in Fine and Applied Art, Ceramics, University of Ulster, Belfast School of Art and Design, Northern Ireland. 2003 to present
External Examiner, Ceramics Dept, Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology, 2005-2008
Holder of Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland.
Holder of 1st Class Honours Post Graduate Certificate in Training from the Faculty of Education of the National University of Ireland.
Elected Member of the International Academy of Ceramics
1999, nominated by Greg Daly (Aus) Annika Teder (Est.), Elzbeita Grosseova (CZ), Jindra Vikova (CZ).
Elected Member of the Council of the International Academy of Ceramics
2006, nominated by Les Manning (Canada) seconded by full Council of the Academy.
Participant in International Symposia of Ceramics
Panevezys, Lithuania, 1997. Bechyne, Czech Republic 1998, Boleslawiec, Poland, 2001.
Selected to represent Northern Ireland at the Smithsonian Institute’s S Dillon Ripley Centre, Washington DC, USA, in ‘Made in Northern Ireland, A Dynamic for Change’ organized by Craft Northern Ireland, June- August 2007.
Recipeint of Awards from the Cultural Relations Committee of the Irish Dept. of Foreign Affairs (travel to Lithuania), Travel Awards, Artflights and individual bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland and Support for Individual Artists Programme Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Awarded Arts Council of Northern Ireland International Travel Award, 2004 2007, 2008.
Awarded 2 Crafts Council of Ireland Research Mission Award, 2007 and 2008.
Research Institute of the University of Ulster.
Atoms to Art UK Ceramics Research Network
Registered maker with the UK Crafts Council
Registered maker with the Crafts Council of Ireland
International Visiting Artist
Ceramics Workshop, Canberra School of Art, Australia, 2000.
Medalta International Artist in Residence, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, 2004.
The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana, USA, 2007.
Red Deer College, Alberta Canada, summer 2008.
The Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta Canada, 2008.
Works of Ceramics in Permanent Collections
National Museum of Ireland.
The Library of the National Museum of Ireland.
Icheon World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Korea.
Panevezys Civic Art Gallery, Lithuania.
Museum of Ceramics, Bechyne, Czech Republic.
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Australia.
Australian National University.
National Museum of Latvia, Riga, Latvia.
Taipei County Museum of Ceramics, Taipei, Taiwan, following the Taiwan Gold Medal Awards, 2000.
The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana, USA.
Holter Art Museum, Helena, Montana, USA.
The Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Australia.
International Museums of Ceramics, Fuping, China.
Ceramics at the Hallward, The Hallward Gallery, Dublin,
International Academy of Ceramics Exhibition, International Museums of Ceramics, Fuping, China.
Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Taipei County Ceramics Museum.
The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, 'Summer Exhibition', USA.
S Dillon Ripley Centre, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, USA, 'Made in Northern Ireland, A Dynamic for Change' (lead curator Megan Jonhston, Director, Millennium Court Arts Centre, N. Ireland) with coinciding exhibitions at MCAC and the Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast Feile Clai Established Makers Exhibition, titled ’17 Prime Makers’, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. Apr- June 2007 Moving to Aberyswyth Arts Centre, Wales.
International Academy of Ceramics Exhibition, National Museum of Latvia, Riga.
‘Marking the Landscape’ 2 person show with Dr. Terry Wright (University of Ulster), Maris Art Gallery, Perm, Russia.
‘Michael Moore Ceramique’ Carlin Gallery, Paris, reviewed in ‘La Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre’.
Not Just Pots - 21st Century Irish Ceramics', National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Oct ’05 to April ’06. reviewed in the Irish Arts Review.
'Revealing Objects', Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast. reviewed in the Belfast Telegraph.
International Academy of Ceramics Members Exhibition, World Ceramics Exposition Foundation, Icheon Korea.
'Clay Dynamics', Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.
'Toowoomba Bienale Acquisition Award, Australia.
Gold Medal Awards, Taipei Taiwan.
International Academy of Ceramics Members Exhibition, Keramion Museum, Germany.
Absolut Secret, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
Michael Moore Ceramics, solo exhibition, Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo, Ireland. reviewed in the Irish Times, Arts West and the Sligo Champion.
Irish Contemporary Ceramics National Touring Shows, 1997, 1999/00 and 2006/07.
2006/7 venues: Limerick City Gallery of Art, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin.
Next Solo Exhibition, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown Northern Ireland, 2008/9.
Virginia Christopher Fine Art, Calgary, Canada.
The Carlin Gallery, Paris, France. 2004-2007.
Designyard Dublin 1994 -2002
Turman - Larison Contemporary Art, Helena, USA
Publications: Articles written;
Ceramics Technical, Issue 8, 1998. ‘Lithuanian Ceramic Symposium’ written with Greg Daly.
The Encyclopedia of Ireland (section on Ceramics) Gill and Macmillian, 2004, Dublin. ISBN: 07173000-2
Utopic Impulses, ‘Critical Research in Contemporary Ceramic Practice, University of Regina, Canada, 2005. Published in 2007 ISBN: 978-1-55380—051-4
Assoc of Art Historians Journal, UK, ‘The Secret History of Clay, C20th Irish Studio Ceramics’, 2006.
Ceramics Monthly, USA Aug/ Sept issue, ‘Marcus O Mahoney, Irish Potter’, cover/article, 2006
Ceramic Review, 'Tradition Transformed, Contemporary Korean Ceramics', review, 2007.
‘Consequence of Materials’, Red Deer College, Canada, 2004, title ‘Walking the Torqued Ellipses’.
‘Culture and the Subconscious, University of London, 2004, title: ‘Moments in everyday life affecting the senses’.
‘UK Social History Society Conference’ Trinity College Dublin, 2005 title Artistic Medicine’.
International Ceramics Studio Conference, Keskemet, Hungary, title ‘Irish Studio Ceramics from 1950’ April 2006.
Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Jan 2007, title: Diversity and Distinction, the Ceramics Vessel and Beyond’ held to coincide with the Korean Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition at the Gallery.