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.

Michael Moore is Creative Ecologies Research Cluster Leader

Reader in Contemporary Applied Arts, Ceramics, Ulster University, Belfast School of Art,

He is Honourary Treasurer and member of the Executive Council of the International Academy of Ceramics, Musee Ariana, Ave. de la Paix, Geneve, CH.

and International Alumni Chair of the Clay Studio Philadelphia, USA.

Selected for 2013 New Taipei City Yinnge Ceramics Museum Artist in Residence.

Member of the Executive Council of the International Academy of Ceramics.

Selected for 2013 Irish Craft Portfolio

Awarded the Crafts Council of Ireland’s 2012 Irish Craft Bursary.

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Yingge Tower 2014 – photo Brian Misavage


photo Brian Misavage

Taiwan 2014

Flow 2013

Flow 2013

Birds Nest 2011

Birds Nest 2011


The Clay Studio, The Archie Bray Foundation, The Holter Art Museum, USA. The National Museum of Ireland. The Embassies Collection of the Irish Dept. of Foreign Affairs. The Office of Public Works, Ireland. The Ulster Museum, Northern Ireland. The Australian National University. Gold City Art Museum, Australia. World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Korea. Yingge Ceramics Museum Taiwan. International Ceramics Museums,  China. Keramion, Germany. The Museum of Decorative Arts, Latvia. The Museum of Decorative Arts, CZ. Ateliers d’Atres de France. Panevezys Civic Art Gallery, Lithuania.