• York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

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Michael Moore is Reader Fine and Applied Arts, Ceramics. Michael is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and a Higher Education Authority Fellow. He holds a Master of Arts Degree from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin and is a registered maker with the UK and Irish Craft Councils. Michael also holds a Pg. Cert in Training from the Education Faculty of the National University of Ireland.

He has works in permanent collections in the National Museum of Ireland, the Ulster Museum, Keramion, Germany, The Mark Rothko Foundation, Latvia, The Icheon World Ceramics Foundation, Korea, the New Taipei Ceramics Museum, Taiwan,  and the Australian National University. He has been artist in residence at the Clay Studio and the Archie Bray Foundation in the USA, The Medalta Centre and The Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, the International Ceramics Research Centre in Denmark, the International Ceramics Studio in Hungary and the Fuping Ceramics Studios in China.

In 2014 Michael was Chair of the General Assembly of the International  Academy Ceramics In Dublin Castle. In 2017 Michael Co. Curated  ‘The Shadow of Sodeisha’ at the National Museum of Ireland, which examined the influence of the Sodeisha Group on contemporary Japanese and Irish Ceramics.

Michael‘s research practice is mainly studio based with some conference and text based publications with a focus on the history of Irish Studio Ceramics and the broader Craft Movement. Michael has been the recipient of grants and awards from the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, (including the 2013 National Craft Bursary), The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Culture Ireland, Creative Europe and the Japan Foundation.

In 1999 Michael was elected as a member of the International Academy of Ceramics(IAC), in 2006 he was elected to Council of the IAC to represent the UK, Ireland and the Benelux Countires until 2012, in 2010 he became Honorary Treasurer of the IAC until 2016. In 2017 Michael's piece ‘Flow’ won Jurors Prize at the Concorso Internazionale Della Ceramics d’Arte, Gualdo Tadino, in Italy.

In 2018 Michael's research was published in the peer reviewed Artaxis website for Ceramics and Sculpture and also in 2018, Michael began a new series of works titled 'Fragments's at the Intonation Ceramics Symposium in Deidesheim, Germany. Again in Germany Michael's Ceramics has been selected for the 'Grand Anniversary Exhibition, Contemporary Ceramic Art of the World, Members of the Academie Internationale de la Ceramique from 60 Countries' at Galerie Marianne Heller in Heidelberg, Sept. 2018.

In December 2018, Michael's piece 'Intersect' was selected for the Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennial which will take place in Korea in June 2019.

In 2019 Michael exhibited at the 'Transversalitats en Ceramica Contemporania' (juried selection), Barcelona, supported by the Dept. del Cultura, Catalonia.

In 2021 Michael was selected as a Peer Mentor for the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland.

Also in Sept. 2021, Michael will showcase his new collection of works in the solo exhibition ‘Intersect’ at the Marketplace Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh, Northern Ireland. 

Teaching Interests

Ceramics. The Applied Arts. Product Design. Teaching at Foundation, BA, MA and PhD levels.

Organiser of numerous community based Ceramics workshops, both face to face and online.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

HEA Fellow., Higher EducationAcademy

30 Sept 20158 Jun 2016

Award Date: 8 Jun 2016

Master, 20th Centure Irish Ceramic Art., National College of Art and Design, Ireland (NCAD)

30 Sept 19998 Jun 2002

Award Date: 8 Jun 2002

External positions

External Examiner., GMIT Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

15 Jan 201820 Jun 2021

Member of the International Academy of Ceramics, The International Academy of Ceramics

15 Sept 1999 → …

Registered Maker with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland.

Dec 1997 → …


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