About Owen Rye
Resume: Owen Rye
BORN Cooma, N.S.W. 1944
EDUCATION: Ph.D., University of N.S.W., 1970; B.Sc. (Hons 1) UNSW 1965
Current Self employed (studio work, writing, workshops and residencies)
1985-03 Monash University, Gippsland Centre for Art and Design: Senior Lecturer
1980-84 Canberra School of Art, Part-time Lecturer, Ceramics Workshop
1970-80 Research in Archaeology (1975-1980 at ANU Institute of Advanced Studies;
1970-1975, associated with Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC USA).
ClayModern Lifetime Achievement Award (Services to Education) 2004; Winner, Woodfire Section, Port Hacking Ceramics Competition 2004; Winner: Distinction Award, International salt glaze competition 2002, Koblenz, Germany; Society for American Archaeology Award 2000 (for contributions to ceramic studies); Pioneer Potters’ Award 1997; Whitefriars Award 1995; Diamond Valley Award 1992; Gold Coast Award 1989; Pottery in Australia Award 1985; Ampol Arts Award 1965
EXHIBITIONS : SOLO
2005 Art Centre Gallery, Astoria (Oregon) USA
2003 Ceramic Art Gallery, Sydney (Reconnaissance)
2002 Gallows Gallery, Perth
1997 Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Utah USA
1997 Ceramic Art Gallery, Sydney
1995 Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Artworks (Victoria). Collaboration with painter Rod Forbes
1991 Switchback Gallery, Monash University (collaboration with Rod Forbes)
1989 Latrobe Valley Arts Centre (Regional Gallery), Victoria
1979 Potter’s Place, Canberra, ACT
1978 Potter’s Place, Canberra, ACT
1970 Berrima Galleries, NSW
EXHIBITIONS: GROUP, INTERNATIONAL
2006 Prairie, Plains, Pacific Woodfire, Bainbridge Island Gallery, Washington, USA
2006 Three Australian Woodfirers, Randolph Arts Centre, Asheboro N. Carolina USA
2005 The Gulgong Connection, Alpha House Gallery, Dorset, England
2002 Salzbrand (International Saltglaze) Koblenz, Germany
1999 Different Stokes (International Woodfire), University of Iowa Museum of Art
1999 Pyrochromatics. Wellington B Gray Gallery, ECU, Greenville N.Carolina USA
1999 Four Australian Woodfire artists. New Wagner Gallery, SIUE, Illinois USA
1999 Creative Australia (Craft Australia), Azecra Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1997 Rosenthal Studio-Haus Galerie, Hamburg, Germany (Salt-glazed porcelain).
1996 Aoyama Green Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (Australia no Magikama Sakuhin).
1996 Meitetsu Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1996 Delinquent Angel (Australian Contemporary Ceramics) : Itami Craft Centre,
Osaka, Japan, and Takashimaya Gallery, Singapore
1996 Fletcher Challenge Award, Auckland, New Zealand (selected).
1995 Delinquent Angel (Australian Contemporary Ceramics), Faenza, Italy
1994 Minokamo Municipal Centre, Gifu, Japan
1993 Salzbrand (International Saltglaze), Koblenz, Germany
1991 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee, USA, Faculty Exhibition
1989 Salzbrand (International Saltglaze), Koblenz, Germany
EXHIBITIONS: GROUP, AUSTRALIA (SELECTED)
2006 Crust. Travelling from Gold Coast City Art Gallery. In Noosa Regional Gallery.
2006 Encrusted, Australian woodfire survey. Skepsi, Melbourne Vic
2006 Teabowls, Purple Space, Jam Factory Adelaide SA
2006 Earth Wind and Fire, Ceramic Sculpture, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong NSW
2005 Two potters and a painter. fg3 Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
2005 Australian Woodfire Survey, Watson Art Centre, ACT
2004 Stepping Out. Cudgegong Gallery Gulgong NSW
2004 Celebrating the Master. Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne
2003 Rye Crop, Mura Gallery, Sydney NSW
2002 Gold Coast Ceramic Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld (selected).
2001 Bowled Over (National Bowl exhibition) Fremantle Arts Centre WA
2000 Ceramics Purchase exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of N. Territory
1999 A Generous Vessel. Centre for Contemporary Craft, Customs House, Sydney
1998: Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne: The Woodfire Aesthetic
1997 Shepparton Art Gallery: Sydney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award.
1996 Strathnairn Gallery, ACT: Australian Woodfire Survey
1996 Moore’s Building, Fremantle WA: National Bowl Show
1996 Manly Art Gallery, NSW Standing Sentinel (Potter’s Society of Australia).
1996 Shepparton Art Gallery: Sydney Myer Fund Award , invitational
1996 Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne: Director’s Choice
1995 Fusions Gallery, Brisbane: Woodfire Survey Exhibition
1995 Threeways Gallery, Gulgong, NSW: Woodfire, Significant Pieces
1995 Stables Gallery, Mudgee: Claysculpt
1994 National Gallery of Victoria, Rigg Craft Award (Invitational)
1994 Craft Victoria : Crucible, Materials of Invention
1994 Door Gallery, Fremantle, WA: National Bowl Show
1993 Ceramic Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW: Woodfire, a Celebration
1992 Woodfire ‘92 Survey, Southern Cross University Lismore
1992 Jennings Award, Meat Market, Melbourne (Selected).
1991 Switchback Gallery, Monash University (with Chester Nealie and Jan Irvine).
1989 Woodfire ‘89 (Travelling exhibition to three NSW Galleries)
1989 Victor Mace Gallery, Brisbane: Four Woodfirers
1989 Potter’s Gallery, Brisbane : Woodfire Australia
1988 Manly Art Gallery, NSW Fire and Earth, Contemporary Australian Ceramics
1987 Narek Gallery Canberra: The Woodfire Show
Private Collections in USA, Canada, Japan, England, Israel, Germany and in Australia including Greg Daly and Margaret Tuckson collections.
Author of two books on archaeological ceramics and over 40 articles in ‘Ceramics Art and Perception’, ‘Pottery in Australia’ and numerous other journals; also numerous exhibition reviews, book reviews and conference papers. Editorial Advisor, Ceramics Art and Perception.
WORKSHOPS AND PUBLIC LECTURES
In Australia, USA, Papua New Guinea and Israel. Recent include: Three day workshop/ lectures, North Carolina Potters Conference, Asheboro NC USA; Artist in Residence, Academy of the Arts, University of Tasmania Launceston; International Workshop on Woodfired Kilns, Gwangju, S Korea, (one week), Anagama Firing, Astoria, Oregon USA (one week); Little and Large Throwing workshop, Portland Oregon USA (2 days); Anagama Firing, Sturt Pottery NSW (one week); Firing the Tamba Kiln (Cooroy, Qld (one week); Woodfire, SIU, Illinois USA; Pyrochromatics, ECU, North Carolina USA (one week); Aesthetics of Woodfire, USU, Logan, Utah, USA (one week); Kiln Master, Fire-up Gulgong, (one-week); and Anagama Firing, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee, USA (two-week workshop). Recently also Introduction to International panels, and several papers including Woodfire in Australia at Different Stokes International Woodfire Conference, University of Iowa, USA. Many conference papers in Australia especially at National and woodfire conferences.
Represented in Masters of Their Craft; Woodfired Ceramics; Contemporary Ceramic Art in Australia and New Zealand; Collector’s Guide to Modern Australian Ceramics; and Saltglaze Ceramics, An International Perspective. Recent biography and reviews in Ceramics Monthly (USA), Ceramics Art and Perception, Object and Craft Victoria. Also exhibition catalogues including Delinquent Angel, Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza and Different Stokes (international woodfire survey exhibition), Iowa USA.