Derek Moore began in the fine arts program at Langara College in 2000 with the intent of becoming a software designer. Two years later he moved to Alberta to attend the Alberta College of Art & Design and became immersed in the culture of clay.
Upon graduation from ACAD Derek was rewarded with publication in Ceramics Monthly as one of the 8 emerging artists of 2005.
He returned to Vancouver and started his own small production line as well continuing to develop the segmented forms which have now become his main focus.
"My new work reflects my love of architecture, construction, sculpture and my passion for the most versatile material, clay, and its history in pottery. My work has always consisted of thrown components; their curving circular lines appeal to me, but as my new work takes on a vertical component, the concept of curvature has been taken to new heights. This is due mostly to an ability to stack higher and push the form into almost caterpillar-like articulation. Each piece becomes a character, with flowing repetition and expression."