Zagreb – June 2014

Michael Moore . MA, Pg.Cert. Mc.IAC.
Reader in Contemporary Applied Arts, Ceramics, Ulster University.
Head of Creative Ecologies Research Cluster, Research Institure for Art and Deisgn, Ulster University.


Moore was born in Dublin in 1968 and has worked in the field of Ceramics since graduation from the National College of Art and Design in 1990.

During a 20 year career to date in Ceramics, Moore has held over 30 solo and group exhibitions and won 18 Awards in support of his practice.

His works are housed in 19 different International Collections of Ceramic Art including the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Korea, the International Ceramics Museums, Fuping, China, the International Ceramics Research Centre Denmark, The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts and the Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA.

More closer to his home, his work is housed in The National Museum of Ireland, The Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Embassies Collection of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and several European public collections.

To date Moore has given 10 conference presentations relating to his own practice and that of Irish Contemporary Ceramics (1940-2010) in venues ranging from Canada to Korea to Australia.

Moore has been represented by the National Craft Gallery of Ireland at SOFA Chicago 2008 and is currently represented by Galerie Carla Koch in Amsterdam, NL with solo exhibition taking place in 2009, also represented by Galerie Marianne Heller, Heidelberg, Germany.

His work has been reviewed in Ceramics Art and Perception, Ceramic Review, Keramik Magazin Europa, Ceramics Ireland and the Irish Arts Review.

He has been invited as artist in residence to The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, 2007,The Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, 2008, the International Ceramics Research Centre, Denmark, 2009, the Clay Studio Philadelphia, 2010 and the Intonation Symposium, Germany 2011.

He is Head of the Research Centre for Applied Art at the University of Ulster, Belfast School of Art and Design, Reader in Fine and Applied Art, Ceramics at Ulster and is Honourary Treasurer and member and of the Council of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva.

Birds Nest 2011


2009                             ‘Designers and Makers’ FE McWilliam Gallery Banbridge, UK.

2009                             Galerie Carla Koch, Amsterdam NL (solo exhibition).

2009                             ‘Object’, National Craft Gallery of Ireland, curated by Brian Kennedy.

2009                             ‘Departures’. (Solo exhibition). MACA Portadown, Wexford Arts Centre, Strule Arts Centre Omagh, Farmleigh Gallery Dublin.

2009                             Bluecoat Display Centre ‘In the Window’ showcasing new artists represented by the Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK.

2010                             ‘Art Rotterdam’ Art Fair, represented by Galerie Carla Koch, NL.

2010                             ‘Made at The Clay Studio’, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA.

2010                             The International Academy of Ceramics members exhibition. Musee National de Ceramique, Sevres, Paris, France.

2011                             ‘transForm’, Ceramics Ireland touring exhibition. Independent adjudiaction. Farmleigh Gallery Dubli, Millennium Court, Portadown.

2011                             International Ceramics Museums, Fuping China, ‘Irish Pavilion’

2012                             Michael Moore and Svein Narum, Galerie Marianne Heller, Heidelberg,

2012                             ‘Bricks in the Rain’ Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, Dublin

2012                             International Academy of Ceramics Exhibition, New Mexico Museum of Art, USA.

2013                             ‘Bricks in the Rain’ Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland

2013                             ‘Friendship Fordged in Fire, British Ceramics in America’, The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA, USA. Curators: Richard Jacobs, Christy Johnson.

2014                             Irish Ceramic Art Awards Exhibition, Mill Cove Gallery, Cork, Ireland.

2014                             International Academy of Ceramics Members Exhibition ‘Moving Objects’, The Prontworks, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland.

2014                            ‘Generation | Innovation’, National College of Art and Design, NCAD Alumni exhibition.


2009 Crafts Council of Ireland Bursary.

2011 Arts Council of Northern Ireland Travel Award.

2011 Culture Ireland Travel Grant (team application 14,000 euros).

2012 Crafts Council of Ireland External Exhibitions Grant.

2012 Crafts Council of Ireland, Irish Craft Bursary.

2014 Arts Council of Northern Ireland Travel Award. Partner in ‘Ceramics and Its Dimensions’ successful 12 partner EU Culture Grant Application.


2009                             International Ceramics Research Centre, Guldagergaard, Denmark

2009                             International Ceramics Studio, Hungary. “White Gold” symposium,

2010                             The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA.

2011                             Intonation Symposium, Deidesheim, Germany

2011                             International Ceramics Museums, Fuping, China

2013-4                           Yinnge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.


2014 Contemporary Croatian Ceramics, Zagreb Clay Fest, Croatia.

2014 International Triennial of Silicate Arts, Keskemet, Hungary.

2014 Seres14, 3rd International Ceramics, Glass, Enamel, Glaze and Pigment Congress, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey.


University of Ulster Research Institute. University of Ulster Research Institute Board (2010-). University of Ulster Research Executive Board (2010-). University of Ulster Representative to Board of Crafts Council of Ireland.

The Executive Council of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, CH.

The Crafts Council (UK) Registered Maker. The Crafts Council of Ireland Registered Maker.

Irish Contemporary Ceramics. Irish Ceramics in Education. Craft Northern Ireland (Craft NI).

International Member of the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts (USA).

National Association for Ceramics in Higher Education (UK).

Gallery Representation: Galerie Carla Koch, Amsterdam NL. The Hallward Gallery, Dublin Ireland, Virginia Christopher Fine Art, Calgary, Canada, Design Yard Dublin 1994-2004, Ceramic Art, Sydney, Australia, Truman Larson Gallery, Helena, USA, Marianne Heller Gallery, Heidelberg, Germany


2011-14: Head of the Research Centre for Applied Art.

2012: UIR Editor. 2010: Short Course with Glaze Master, Peter Beard (UK).

2011- Placement Tutor, Contemporary Applied Arts.

2012- Staff Student Consultative Committee Chair, Contemporary Applied Arts.

2012- Year and Module Co-Coordinator Making 3 and Making 4, Contemporary Applied Arts:

2004-10: External Examiner Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland. BA and BA Hons.


Articles written by Michael Moore:

2009                             Ceramics Ireland, ‘The Taiwan Ceramics Biennale’ article.

2009                             Crafts Council of Ireland Stopress. ‘A review of Jack Doherty’. Review.

2011                             International Journal for the Arts, ‘Crafts in a Post Colonial Culture’, Common Ground Publishing. ISBN.

2013                             Ceramic Review, ‘Figure: contemporary ceramics in Ireland’, exhibition review.


(Articles about Michael Moore)                                

2009                             Keramik Porzelain Europa. ‘Neue Keramik von Michael Moore’. Issue no.4

2010                             Ceramics Monthly, ‘Michael Moore, Gallery Carla Koch’. Feb. issue.

2010                             Ceramics Art and Perception, ‘Michael Moore’, article March issue.


2009                             International Society for Ceramic Art Education and Exchange Symposium 2009 Korea: Title: ‘Irish Studio Ceramics’.

2010                             Arts In Society, ‘Crafts in a Post Colonial Society’ leading to publication in Journal for the Arts. Peer reviewed Journal.

2011                             University of Wolverhamption Applied Art Seminar Series.

2013                             Sharing Cultures ‘Intangible Heritage’ conference, Aveiro, Portugal. Conference paper: ‘The Hidden Treasures of Museum Collections’.

2014                             46th General Assembly of the International Academy of Ceramics, Dublin Castle, Dublin. ‘Collaborations 2012-14’ funded by the 2012 Irish Craft Bursary.


2009 Selected by the Crafts Council of Ireland ‘Embassies Collection’.

2009 Selected by the National Museum of Ireland/ Crafts Council of Ireland joint purchase scheme.

2009 Shortlisted and Selected for International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Australia.

2010 Shortlisted to represent Ireland at the European Ceramics Context, Bornholm, Denmark.

2011 Shortlisted and Selected for ‘Intonation 2011’ Ceramic Symposium Deidesheim, Germany.

2012 and 2013 Shortlisted and Selected for Crafts Council of Ireland ‘Portfolio’.


2011                             Organiser: Irish Pavilion of the International Ceramics Museums, Fuping, China.

2012-4                           Collaboration in Ceramic Art and Industry, funded by the Crafts Council of Ireland’s Irish Craft Bursary. Exploring evidence of collaboration between European Ceramic and Porcelain Factories and International Ceramic Artists in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Finding delivered at IAC2014.

2014                            IAC2014. Conference: MM is chair of IAC2014, the 46th General Assembly of the International Academy of Ceramics, Dublin Castle, Sept. 2014.

2013-16                        ‘Ceramics and its Dimensions’ 9 European institute partnership culture grant application. EU Culture grant successful. Announced Sept. 2014.


National Museum of Ireland.

The Library of the National Museum of Ireland.

The Office of Public Works, Ireland.

The Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The Embassies Collection of the Irish Dept. of Foreign Affairs.

Icheon World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Korea.

Panevezys Civic Art Gallery, Lithuania.

International Museum of Ceramics, Bechyne, Czech Republic.

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Australia.

Australian National University.

Keramion, Germany.

National Museum of Decorative Arts, Riga, Latvia.

Taipei County Museum of Ceramics, Taipei, Taiwan.

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.

The International Ceramics Research Centre, Denmark.

The International Ceramics Studio, Hungary.

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA.

Ateliers d’Artes de France.


2014 Blackboard Learn Assessment Feedback: Turnitin.

2014 Optimising Doctoral Research Supervision. PhD Staff training day.

2013 Blackboard use for teaching.

2013 Teaching/ Learning Symposium,

2012 ‘Successful Research Supervision’ PhD Staff Development training day.

2012 UU Assessment and Feedback Seminar.

2012 UWE 3D printing seminar, Prof. Paul Scott, chair. V&A London.

2012 Research Professional Broadcast Demonstration webcast.

2011 UU RI Away day Prof. Carole Gray

2011 Craft NI Seminar day with Prof. Christoph Zellwegger.

2011 UU Research Cluster training, with Dr. Kristina Neidderrer, U. Wolverhampton.

2010 UU Training as UIR Editor.

2010 UU Research Institute REF Training Seminar.

2010 UU Research Institute Research Repository Training Seminar.