My work is concerned with the generative energy of being. I investigate
the relationship between the energies of the natural environment and
humanity as integral elements of an all-embracing Nature, its systems
of natural existences, forces, changes, and events.
I observe that I am effected by and directly connected to the phenomenological energy that passes through all of nature. This energy also flows through humanity and the objects I produce. It is this primary interconnection of Nature, self and object which concerns me.
"Where you really see life energy, there's consciousness." Joseph Campbell, "The Power of Myth"
woodfired hand formed slab or wheel thrown vessels which are aesthetic
and functional in nature. While most forms, such as cups, bowl,
platters and vases are incised with archetypal imagery, large bowls are
often heavily carved.
Work generally available from:
The Oakwood Gallery, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire
Craft Potters Association Gallery, Rufford Craft Centre, Ollerton, Notts
Graham Smith, Breadsall, Derby
Castle Barn Gallery, Hazlewood, nr. Tadcaster, North Yorkshire
West End Gallery, Wirksworth, Derbyshire
East Mountain Studio, Cold Spring, NY, USA
Available for lectures and workshops in ceramics and also painting. Commissions and direct orders accepted.
Building a double chambered woodkiln at the studio in Spring 2002.
Future workshops planned where potters of all ability levels are welcome to participate.
The work is fired in various woodkilns, such as those of Peter Callas,
Joy Brown, Pascal Chmelar, Roger Baumann and Jasper Brinton, for 24
hours to one week in duration. Mainly white stoneware and procelain,
glazed with shinos, tenmoku and ash glazes.
Temperatures from Cone 10-12 / 1285-l300+ degrees C and lightly salted (3.5 lbs) in 24 hr. firings. Surfaces are softly dusted and mottled or dripping with fluxed ash giving dynamism and organic beauty to the form.
Born and raised in rural Derbyshire, England. Studied ceramics in high
school and sculpture at Derby College of Art, Cardiff College of Art,
an Art Teaching Certificate from University of South Wales, Cardiff and
a Master's Degree from Yale University.
Made sculpture and painted for thirty years before returning full time to clay.
Lived, worked and exhibited in NYC with several works in museum collection including the Guggenheim Museum and Brooklyn Museum, USA. Derby Museum, UK recently acquired a large woodfired carved bowl which will be exhibited in 2002.
In 1998 relocated to live and work in the country, 50 miles north of NYC in the Hudson Valley. Built studio and kiln at East Mountain Studio. Continues to visit UK each year.
1948 - Born, Derbyshire, England
1971 - 1973 Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, New Haven, CT (Scholarship)
1970 - 1971 Art Teaching Certificate, University of South Wales, Wales (Distinction)
1967 - 1970 Diploma in Art and Design/B.F.A., Cardiff College of Art, Wales
1997 Ceramic Artist Residency, Byrdcliffe Colony, Woodstock, NY
1994 Visual Artist Fellowship, Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY
1991 Visual Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
1989 Visual Artist Fellowship, Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY
1988 Visual Artist Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA
1984 Visual Artist Fellowship, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; Visual Artist Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA
Teaching, Visiting Artist:
1994 Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
1993 - 1994 Norwich University, Montpelier, VT M.F.A./Field Faculty
1990 Memphis State University, Memphis, TN
1989 East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
1987 Texas Womens University, Denton, TX
1985 South West Texas University, San Marcos, TX
1976 University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV; University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
1975 University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV; University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; Englewood High School, Englewood, NJ
1973 Oberlin University, Oberlin, OH
1972-73 Yale University, New Haven, CT (Teaching Assistant)
1970-71 University of South Wales, Cardiff, Wales (Teaching Practice)
1996 DAN GIBBONS: WATERCOLORS, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY
1995 COMING TO FORM: BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS IN NEW YORK; MMC Gallery, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
1992 & 1991 DAN GIBBONS: WATERCOLORS, Cast Iron Gallery, New York, NY
1989 MANIFESTO: AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS, Encore Gallery, Greenville, NC; REBEL EXHIBITION, Gray Art Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (Juror); THE ARTISTS FEDERATION MEMBER EXHIBITION, Staten Island, NY (Juror)
1985 AUSTIN VISUAL ARTS ASSOCIATION CITATION EXHIBITION, Austin, TX (Juror)
1997 - BYRDCLIFFE ARTISTS, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY;
THE OCTOBER SHOW, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY; RESIDENTS
EXHIBITION, Byrdcliffe Colony, Woodstock, NY; NEW YORK STUDIO
EXHIBITION, New York, NY
1998 - 12th SAN ANGELO NATIONAL CERAMICS COMPETITION, San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, TX (Curated by Ron Kuchta; CONTEMPORARY VISIONS, University Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT; CONTEMPORARY BYRDCLIFFE ARTISTS, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, NY; ANNUAL CLAY POTLUCK, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY; THE OCTOBER SHOW, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, NY; MEMBERS EXHIBITION, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY
1999 - 5 X 7, Woodstock Guild, Woodstock, NY; THE OCTOBER SHOW, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, NY; MEMBERS EXHIBITION, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY
2000 - SIGRID FREUNDORFER GALLERY, New York, NY; LORRAINE KESSLER GALLERY, Poughkeepsie, NY; GARRISON ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR, Garrison, NY; COLD SPRING ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR, Cold Spring, NY; MEMBERS EXHIBITION, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY; COLLABORATIVE CONCEPTS, McDonnell Atelier. Cold Spring, NY
2001 - SIGRID FREUNDORFER GALLERY, New York, NY; GARRISON ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR, Garrison, NY; COLD SPRING ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR, Cold Spring, NY; ANNUAL CLAY POTLUCK, Garrison Arts Center, Garrison, NY; THE INNOCENCE OF ORNAMENT, Germaine Keller Gallery, Garrison, NY
2002 - TOTALLY TEABOWLS, The Oakwood Gallery, Edwinstowe, Notts, UK
Tony Moore Sculpture: Paradox in Form" held at Gallery in the Field, Brandon, VT. Sept 1 - Oct 28, 2007. A review and be found here.
Note: Numerous "non ceramic" Individual and Group Exhibitions over the period from 1969 to 1996 are not listed here, but details can be obtained by contacting Tony Moore if required.
Exhibition Design and Installation:
1992-93 TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York, NY
1992 EXHIBITION DESIGNER, Asia Society, New York, NY (Challenging the Past: The Paintings of Chang Dai-chien)
1974-90 ASSISTANT OPERATIONS MANAGER, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1969-71 EXHIBITION CONSULTANT, Welsh Arts Council, Cardiff, Wales
1989 The Avery Fellow, Millay Colony For The Arts, Austerlitz, NY
1983 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award (Painting)
1978 CAPS Grant. Creative Artists Public Service Program, NY
1971 1st Prize. THE NATIONAL YOUNG CONTEMPORARIES, Royal Academy of Art, London, England. (Awarded by the Arts Council of Great Britain)
Paintings and Ceramic works are in public and private collections in Great Britain, France, Austria, Japan and USA including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, NY., Derby Museum, UK and Yorkshire Museum, York, UK.