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A Periscopic Life

Bronze, Copper, 24 x 17 x 17cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

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A Periscopic Life

Bronze, Copper, 24 x 17 x 17cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

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Wah Wah

Silver, 14 x 12.5 x 12.5cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

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Wah Wah

Silver, 14 x 12.5 x 12.5cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

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Cecilia Moore

Selected for PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2017-2018

Cecilia Moore’s current work draws from a background in design, silversmithing and sculpting to focus on a process called raising.

 

Raising is an ancient almost obsolete silversmithing process that is central to my current work. It is slow and noisy, yet meditative and magical. Raising starts with a flat disc of metal that is hammered and rotated over a metal former called a stake. This contracts and pushes the metal up to form a hollow shape. As the metal is hammered all over (a round), it hardens and needs to be softened by heating to a dull red with a torch, then cooled before hammering again. Each round pushes the metal only a few millimetres so this process has to be repeated numerous times before the desired shape is reached. The shape then needs to be planished using a flat polished hammer to smooth out the raising hammer marks. This in turn leaves planishing marks so the process is repeated for many rounds, with lighter hammer blows each time. Some silversmiths repeat this till no hammer marks are visible. I like to leave raising and planishing marks as part of the design and evidence of the long and extraordinary process.

 

Moore received a Diploma in Silversmithing from Birmingham Polytechnic in 1980 and holds a First Class Honours B Des Metal and an MFA Design (Metal) from NCAD. She is currently based in Dublin.

Collections

AXA Art Collection
Irish Management Institute
National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL)
Office of Public Works, Ireland
Numerous private collections nationally and internationally

Selected Awards

2016      
RDS Craft Award for Established Maker in Silversmithing/Metalwork, RDS Crafts Competition
Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award
2014
Top Ten Designers, New Designers Show
2009  
Research and Development Award for Create

 

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

2017         
Narratives in Making, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Verve, Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford
Meister der Moderne, Schmuck, Munich, Germany
The Cabinet of Wonders, Linenhall Arts Centre, Mayo.
2016
Behämmert, Handwerksform Hanover, Germany
Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
RDS National Crafts Competition, RDS, Dublin; Country Life Museum, Mayo
SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
RHA 186th Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin
2015
MFA Fine Art Exhibition, NCAD Gallery, Dublin
Oak 2015, Killenure Castle, Tipperary
Personal Choice, Gormleys Fine Art Gallery, Dublin
2014     
Elke Thonnes & Cecilia Moore, Axis: Ballymun, Dublin
Design Show, NCAD Gallery, Dublin
VUE, National Contemporary Art Fair, RHA Gallery, Dublin
Great Northern Craft Graduate Showcase, Manchester, UK
New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, UK
See the future, Degree show, NCAD, Dublin
2013
Éigse, Visual Carlow, Carlow
Artistʼs Books, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford
2012-2014
Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
2012
RHA 182nd Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin
Greenway Sculpture Trail, Mayo
Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
2011
Myriad Visions, Signal Arts Centre, Wicklow
Life Room, Bourne Vincent Gallery, Limerick
2010    
Print show
, Seacourt Print Studios, Bangor, Down
Put a Lid on it, Galway Arts Centre, Galway
2009
Open, Dunamaise, Laois
Éigse, Visual Carlow, Carlow
2007
Íontas, Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo

Contact Details:

Cecilia Moore


T. +35863240230
E. ceciliamoore.ie@gmail.com
www.ceciliamoore.ie