Robert Boomer MooreMorgantown, West Virginia

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Red Lodge Clay Center – Short-Term Resident (AIA) 2018

Robert “Boomer” Moore, born in Fargo, North Dakota, received his BA from Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana in 1995. Mr. Moore received his MFA from Utah State University in 1999.  Upon completion of his MFA, Boomer held the position of Studio Coordinator/Instructor for nine years at Ohio University in Athens, OH. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Art at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.

Boomer is a fellow of the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME, and Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT. He has presented numerous workshops at schools and institutions across the nation. Mr. Moore’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, in such venues as 2003 NCECA Clay National in San Diego, CA, 2016 Coast to Coast in Bucharest, Romania, 1998 The Fletcher Challenge in Auckland New Zealand. His work can be viewed in many publications such as, The Ceramic Design Book, The Ceramic Glaze Handbook, and most recently in CAST: Art and Objects. In 2004 he was awarded an Ohio Arts Council – Individual Artist Grant.

Working to find a balance between a passion for clay and ceramic processes, and a fascination for toys and animation, I strive to create pieces that are somehow descriptive of my personality. My interest in these things is not mere nostalgia, not an attempt to hold onto an innocent childhood long gone, but rather a manifestation of my own character. This capacity for play has always been part of my personality and is manifested in my works in clay.