Art as a Process of Discovery: The Singular Aesthetic of Tony Moore

I have been aware of Tony Moore’s presence as an artist, and his synchronic methods of work emanating from the gaping mouths of enormous crucibles, for more than a decade. During this time I have witnessed Moore develop a serious quantity of remarkable forms, and discovered that his awareness of art-in-general has an uncanny breadth and sophistication. Not only is he unique and exemplary by technical standards, but he further reveals a visually astute thought process – what some read as spirituality or transcendence –that includes attention and alertness to the clay medium in which he works.