Describing his work, Michael Moore says: ‘I am interested in building objects by hand. My 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 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.

Artist Bio

Michael Moore has been making Ceramics for over 30 years. Inspiration is drawn from the natural and built environments and in particular where these two visual elements overlap.

Michael has works in permanent collections at home and abroad, including the Ulster Museum, The National Museum of Ireland, The Australian National University and the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Korea. Michael is a recipient of awards from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, and he is currentlyaReader in Fine and Applied Arts, Ceramics, Ulster University, Belfast School of Art.