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Owen Rye - Résumé (long)

Member, International Academy of Ceramics

See also my website: www.owenrye.com

BORN 5 November 1944, Cooma, New South Wales, Australia


1970 PhD, University of New South Wales, Sydney (The use of Australian raw materials in

the development of porcelain bodies and glazes ).

1965 BSc (First Class Honours), University of New South Wales, Sydney

1961 Leaving Certificate (NSW), Monaro High School, Cooma


2004 - Self-employed, artwork, workshops and residencies, writing, curatorial work. Honorary Research

Associate, Monash University

1992-2003 Senior Lecturer, Gippsland Centre for Art and Design, Monash University

Gippsland Campus,

1985-91 Lecturer, School of Visual Arts, Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education.

(incorporated into Monash University 1992).

1980-84 Lecturer (ceramics, sessional) Canberra School of Art and Goulburn CAE

Established ceramics workshop in Canberra in 1980, aided by Australia Council.

Produced wood-fired ceramics in Bizen style kiln.

1978-80 Research Officer, Department of Prehistory (Institute of Advanced Studies),

Australian National University, Canberra. Writing a book on ceramics for


1977 Ethnographic research in Pakistan and Israel (studies of traditional potters and

glassmakers).Research funds provided by the Smithsonian Institute and National

Geographic Society. Last three months of 1977 and first three months of 1978 spent

as a potter producing stoneware and porcelain.

1975-76 Post-doctoral fellowship, Department of Prehistory, Australian National University,

Canberra. Studies of traditional potters on the south coast of Papua, and research into

prehistoric ceramics of Papua New Guinea. Made and sold stoneware from my own

workshop part-time.

1972-74 Post-doctoral fellowship, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC (Museum of

Natural History 1972-3) and Research Associate, Museum of Natural History,

1973-4.. Writing monograph on pottery studies in Pakistan.

1971-72 Studies of traditional potters and glassmakers of Pakistan in the Ancient Technology

Program funded by the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC USA from the

Ancient Technology Program Fund.

1970-71 Pottery Instructor and Consultant, Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Island

Affairs, establishing a pottery industry for aborigines at Cherbourg, Queensland. Also

acted as consultant to Commonwealth Government on an aboriginal pottery training

centre in Darwin, Northern Territory.

1970 Ceramic Designer, Diana Potteries, Marrickville, Sydney. Six months experience

designing functional ware for production by slip-casting, in a factory employing some

thirty workers.

1966-70 Research on porcelain leading to award of Doctor of Philosophy in 1970. Part-time

lecturing, undergraduate and masters level ceramics.

1962-65 Undergraduate student, University of NSW, Department of Industrial Arts. Major

subjects Psychology, and Ceramics (taught by Ivan McMeekin). General design

course including furniture design, jewellery, drawing, materials science. Included

work experience in industrial design in 1965.



2011 Owen Rye: Woodfired Ceramics. Sturt Gallery, Mittagong NSW

2010 Golden Ashes. Craft Victoria, Melbourne (40th Anniversary Celebrations).

2009 Recent Work. Watson Arts Centre, Canberra ACT

2009 Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne

2008 Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, Utah USA

2007 The Aesthetics of Imperfection. Freeland Gallery, Sydney

2007 Owen Rye:25 years of Ceramics, a Survey. Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria.

2005 Art Center Gallery, Astoria, Oregon USA

2003 Ceramic Art Gallery, Sydney (Reconnaissance).

2002 Gallows Gallery, Perth

1997 Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan Utah USA

1997 Ceramic Art Gallery, Paddington, Sydney

1995 Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne

1991 Artworks Gallery, Victoria (in collaboration with Rodney Forbes)

1990 Switchback Gallery, Monash University College Gippsland (in collaboration with

Rodney Forbes)

1989 Latrobe Valley Arts Centre, Morwell, Victoria

1979 Potter's Place, Canberra, ACT

1978 Potter's Place, Canberra, ACT

1970 Berrima Galleries, New South Wales

Group (International) (* indicates catalog)

2010 International Academy of Ceramics (Sėvres Museum) Paris

2010 Fuping + 3. Masterworks Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2009* Soft Beauty of Traditional Shinos. Concord University Gallery, Athens West Virginia USA (travelling to

several other galleries in USA in 2009-2010)

2009 Oz 5 x 5. Lacoste Gallery, Concord, Massachusets USA

2008* International Invitational Woodfire, Chemetka CCC Gallery, Salem, Oregon. USA

2007 Australian and New Zealand Ceramics, FLICAM, Fuping, China

2006 20+1 Years of the Tozan Kilns. NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA*

2006 Prairie, Plains, Pacific (Woodfire), Island Gallery (Bainbridge Island), Washington USA

2006 Three Australian Woodfirers, Randolph Arts Center, Asheboro N. Carolina, USA

2005* The Gulgong Connection. Alpha House Gallery Dorset England*

2003* Salzbrand, Galerie Handwek Koblenz, Germany*

1999* Salzbrand Keramik, Galerie Handwerk Koblenz, Germany*.

1999* Different Stokes International Woodfire. Univ. of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, USA*

1999 Woodfire Down Under. New Wagner Gallery, University of Southern Illinois (Edwardsville).

1999 Pyrochromatics. Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Greenville, N. Carolina USA

1999 Creative Australia. Azecra Gallery, Osaka, Japan (Craft Australia and Austrade*.

1997 Salt-glazed porcelain. Rosenthal Studio-Haus Galerie, Hamburg, Germany (invitiational).

1997* Delinquent Angel (Australian Contemporary Ceramics) touring, Museum and Art Gallery

of the Northern Territory, Darwin; Cairns Regional Gallery; Jam Factory, Adelaide;

National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney and Old Treasury Buildings, Melbourne*.

1996 Australian Woodfired Ceramics (Australia no magikama sakuhin).Aoyama Green Gallery,

Tokyo (with Janet Mansfield, Bill Samuels, Chester Nealie and Tony Nankervis)*

1996 Woodfired Ceramics 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 Festival, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, with Chester Nealie, Janet Mansfield and

John Dermer

1992 Ceramic Award, Mino, Japan, (selected).

1992* International Salt Glaze, Salzbrand, Koblenz West Germany*

1991 Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

1989* International Salt-glaze, Salzbrand, Koblenz, West Germany*

Group (Australia)

2014 Terra Firma: The Inquisitive Collector.(from Margaret Lawrence Collection,) Chapter House Lane, Vic.

2014 From the Book. Ivy Hill Gallery, NSW.

2014 Homage. Narek Gallery, NSW

2014 Important Exhibition of Australian Ceramics (Janet Mansfield Tribute). Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne

2013 The Fuping Group: Sharing the Experience. Sturt Gallery, Mittagong.

2013 Woodfire 2013 Kerrie Lowe Gallery Sydney

2013 Gifted. Skepsi Gallery (Malvern)

2013 Expressions of Self. Montsalvat, Melbourne.

2013 Harmony of Difference with Brian Keyte and Tim Clarkson, Montsalvat (Skepsi), Eltham.

2012-13 Rigg Award, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (invitational)

2012 Engaging Form. Skepsi at Montsalvat, Melbourne

2012 Woodfire 2012 Kerrie Lowe Gallery Sydney

2011 Woodfire 2011 Kerrie Lowe Gallery Sydney

2011 Art of Woodfire, Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.

2011 Inside Woodfire, Fifty Australian Stories. Gallery 9, Deloraine, Tasmania

2011 Arresting. Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2010 The Art of Woodfire. Front Room Gallery, Gulgong NSW

2010 Formed – The Etta Hirsch Collection. Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne

2009 A New Look: Functional Ceramics. Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong NSW

2009 Pourers. Object, Australian Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney.

2009 Conversations. Sabbia Gallery, Sydney.

2009 20 Australian Woodfirers. Maestro Gallery, Sydney

2009 In Good Company, The Fuping Show. Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne

2009 Autumn Salon, Switchback Gallery, Monash University Churchill Vic

2008 Magistery, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Vic and Monash Gallery, Caulfield Campus Melbourne.

2008 Salute, Fusions Gallery, Brisbane

2008 Masters of Woodfiring Sturt Workshops, Mittagong NSW (Sturt Woodfire Conference).

2008 Australian Woodfired Ceramics Survey. Freeland Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2007 Electric Valley Studios 2007. Switchback Gallery, Monash University

2006 Alchemy in Clay. Kazari Collector,, Melbourne, Victoria.

2006 Crust. Travelling exhibition from Gold Coast City Art Gallery. In Noosa Regional Gallery.

2006 Encrusted, Woodfire Survey. Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne Vic.

2006 Teabowls. Purple Space, Jam Factory, Adelaide SA

2005 Earth, Wind and Fire. Cudgegong Gallery, NSW

2005 Two Potters and a Painter. fg3 (Freeman Gallery), Hobart, Tasmania

2005 Australian Woodfire Survey, Watson Arts Centre, ACT

2004 Stepping Out, Cudgegong Gallery, NSW

2004 Celebrating the Master, Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne Vic

2004 Bowl’ed and Beautiful Ceramic Art Gallery, Sydney NSW

2003 Rye Crop, Mura Gallery, Sydney.

2001 Bowled Over – National Bowl show. Fremantle Arts Centre WA.

  1. Purchase exhibition, Ceramics, Museum and Gallery of the Northern Territory

2000 Colonial to Contemporary (Decorative Arts And Design). Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

2000 Generous Vessels, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Circular Quay, Sydney

1999 Ceramic Woodfire Masters, Qdos Gallery, Lorne (Vic).

1999 White, Ceramic Art Gallery, Paddington, Sydney (invited)

1998 Hyperblasters, Stables Gallery, Mudgee NSW (selected)

1998 The Woodfire Aesthetic, Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne (invited)

1997* Sydney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award, Shepparton Art Gallery (selected).

1996* Australian Woodfire Survey, Strathnairn Gallery, ACT

1996 National Bowl Show, Moore’s Building Gallery, Fremantle WA

1996* Sentinel, Potter’s Society of Australia, Manly Art Gallery and Museum

1996* Sydney Myer Fund Award, Shepparton Art Gallery (invitational)

1996* Director’s Choice, Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne

1995 Ceramics Award, Shepparton Art Gallery (invitational).

1995 Woodfire Survey, Fusions Gallery, Brisbane

1995 Significant Pieces, Threeways Gallery, Gulgong NSW

1995 Claysculpt, Stables Gallery, Mudgee NSW

1995 Summer show. Artworks Gallery, Victoria (with Tim Moorhead and Marion Marshall)

1994* Winners ( National Gold Coast Ceramic Award Winners). Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

1994* Rigg Craft Award, National Gallery of Victoria (invitational).

1994* Crucible: Materials of Invention. Craft Victoria Gallery, Melbourne

1994 National Bowl Show, The Door Gallery, Fremantle W.A.

1994* 13th National Gold Coast Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery (selected).

1994 Woodfired. Studio 20, Adelaide (invitational).

1994 14th National Craft Acquisition Award. Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern

Territory, Darwin.

1993 Woodfire: a celebration, Ceramic Art Gallery, Paddington, NSW with Chester Nealie

and Tony Nankervis.

1992 Woodfire '92, University of New England, Lismore, NSW.

1992* Jennings Award, Meat Market, Melbourne (selected).

1992* 11th National Gold Coast Ceramic Art Award , Gold Coast City Art Gallery, (purchased).

1992 Diamond Valley Award (selected, purchased).

1991 Switchback Gallery, Monash University College Gippsland, with Chester Nealie (Artist-

in-Residence) and Jan Irvine (textiles).

1991* The Vessel, Gold Coast City Art Gallery

1989* 8th National Gold Coast Ceramic Art Award (winner)

1989 Woodfire '89. Gulgong, NSW (Woodfire Conference); Orange Regional Gallery and

Potter's Gallery, Sydney (travelling exhibition)

1989 Four Woodfirers. Victor Mace Gallery, Brisbane, with Ian Jones, Hugh Legge and Ben


1989 Woodfire Australia. Potters Gallery, Brisbane

1988* October Show, Latrobe Valley Arts Centre. Gippsland Institute Staff Show

1988 Damn Good Pots, , University of NSW, Sydney

1988* Second National Ceramics Award, Canberra (selected).

1988* Fire and Earth, (Contemporary Australian Ceramics, Manly Art Gallery and Museum,


1987 Woodfire Show, Narek Gallery, Canberra, with Bill Samuels, Roswitha Wulff and Sergio


1986 Woodfire '86 (National Woodfire exhibition), Latrobe Valley Arts

Centre, Morwell, Victoria

1986 First National Ceramics Award, Canberra, ACT (selected)

1985 Gippsland Artists, Latrobe Regional Arts Conference

1985 Speaker’s Exhibition National Ceramics Conference, Melbourne

1985 Gippsceramics, Switchback Gallery, Gippsland Institute, Churchill

1983 Staff Show, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra


2004 ClayModern Lifetime Achievement Award (Services to Ceramics Education)

2004 Port Hacking Woodfired Award, Winner

  1. Distinction Award, International Saltglaze Competition, Koblenz, Germany.

  1. Society for American Archaeology Award for Ceramic Studies

1997 Pioneer Potters Award, Winner(Acquisitive)

1995 Whitefriars Award Winner (acquisitive)

1992 Diamond Valley Award Winner (acquisitive)

1989 Gold Coast Ceramic Award Winner ($2500 acquisitive)

1985 'Pottery in Australia' Award for contribution to ceramics in Australia

1966 Ampol Arts Award, with $5000, awarded to most promising industrial designer in


1965 AW Wonders Prize for general proficiency, University of NSW; awarded to best

graduate in Industrial Arts (Ceramics) BSc course


1995 Private Commission, Sculpture; Memorial, Thursday Island Cemetery.

COLLECTIONS: International

Art Center Collection, Astoria Oregon USA

Arrowmont Permanent Collection, Tennessee, USA

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah, USA

Robert V Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernadino, California, USA

Dwight M. Holland Collection, Asheboro, North Carolina/ East Carolina University, USA

Handwerkskammer Koblenz, Germany

Tajimi City Collection, Mino, Japan

World Ceramic Foundation Exposition, Icheon, R. of Korea

FuLi International Ceramic Art Museums, Fuping, China

Ateliers d’Art de France, France


Australian National Gallery (ACT)

Powerhouse Museum (NSW)

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Queensland Art Gallery

National Gallery of Victoria

Gold Coast City Art Gallery (Qld)

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Wollongong City Gallery (NSW)

Shepparton Art Gallery (Vic)

Orange Regional Gallery (NSW)

Ipswich Regional Gallery (Qld)

Bendigo Art Gallery (Vic)

Castlemaine Art Gallery (Vic)

Diamond Valley Collection (Vic)

Manly Art Gallery and Museum (NSW)

Latrobe Regional Gallery (Vic)

Victorian Ceramic Group Collection

Fusions Collection (Qld)

Kendon Museum of Australian Studio Ceramics, Prahran (Vic).

Queensland University of Technology Collection

Curtin University Collection (WA)

Griffith University Collection, (Brisbane, Qld)

Southern Cross University (Lismore, NSW)

Monash University Gippsland (Jan Feder Collection)

Whitefriars College Collection (Vic)

Victorian College of the Arts (Margaret Lawrence Collection)

Latrobe University Museum of Art (Manny Hirsch Collection)

Private collections in USA, Japan, England, Israel, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia including Lawrence/Evans (KenDon Collection), Hirsch, Mansfield, Greg Daly and Margaret Tuckson collections.


2013 Woodfire: Kiln Building and Firing workshop, Montsalvat, Melbourne

2012 Writer’s Workshop, online workshop.

2012 Kreielsheimer Visiting Artist, Gonzaga University, Washington State, USA

2012 Workshop, Astoria, Oregon USA

2011 Woodfiring workshop, Deloraine, Tasmania (with Woodfire Tasmania conference).

2011 Workshop, Adelaide Studio Potters, South Australia

2010 One week kiln building/firing workshop, Brollin (Pasewalk), Germany

2009 One month residency, Strathnairn Arts Centre, Canberra ACT

2009 Artforum Lecture, Canberra School of Art, Australian National University.

2007-8 Three month residency, Utah State University Department of Art, Logan Utah USA

2007 Three week residency with FLICAM, Fuping, China

2007 Public Lecture, Victorian Ceramic Group, Melbourne

2006 Public Lecture, University of Ballarat

2006 3 day demonstrations, and lectures, North Carolina Potters Conference, Asheboro NC, USA

2005 Artist In Residence, Academy of the Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston (Aug-Sept)

2005 Public Lecture, Tasmanian Potters Society (South), Hobart, 2005

2005 International Workshop on Woodfired Kilns, (Ceramics Biennale), Icheon, Korea

2005 Workshop, ‘Little and Large’. Mt Hood CC, Portland, Oregon USA (2-day)

2005 Public Lecture, Portland, Oregon USA

2005 Workshop, Anagama Firing, Astoria, Oregon USA (one week)

2005 Public Lecture, Astoria, Oregon 2005

2003 Workshop: Anagama Firing, Sturt Crafts Centre Mittagong NSW (one week workshop).

2000 Public Lecture, Southern Cross University, NSW: Personal Artwork.

2000 Public Lecture, National Art School, Sydney: Contemporary Woodfiring in Australia

  1. Workshop, Anagama Firing, Cooroy, Qld (one week)

1999 Workshop, University of Southern Illinois, Edwardsville Illinois USA (1 week).

1999 Workshop/Symposium “Pyrochromatics” East Carolina University, NC USA.

1997 One week workshop, University of Utah (Logan) USA The Aesthetics of Woodfire

1995 Public lectures on Woodfired Ceramics in Australia in Faenza (Italy), Oslo and Bergen


1995 My Recent Work and its Origins, lecture for Victorian Ceramic Group, Melbourne

1993 Kiln Master, Anagama Kiln, Fire-up Gulgong (l week woodfiring workshop, Gulgong,


1991 Anagama workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee, USA.

1990 "Criticism" workshop, Gippsland Ceramic Artists Association

1987 25 Years in Retrospect. Annual Doug Alexander Memorial Lecture, Canberra, for

Potter's Society, Canberra.

1987 Woodfiring workshop (One week), South Australian C A E, Adelaide.

1987 "Crafts in Pakistan", South Australian Crafts Council, lecture.

1986 Traditional Potters, lecture, Victorian Ceramic Group, Melbourne.

1984 Glaze Workshop, Riverina CAE, Wagga, NSW.

1977 "Palestinian Potters", lecture, Albright Institute, Jerusalem, Israel.

1973 "Traditional Potters of Pakistan" lecture to Conservation Society, Washington DC, USA.


2012 USA: NCECA conference Seattle, and workshops/residencies

2010 Germany, kiln building/ firing workshop and speaker, European woodfire conference, Brollin

2010 France: IAC conference, tour Limoges, La Borne and others.

2010 New Zealand, Masterworks exhibition in Auckland

2007-8 USA Residency, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA

2007 China, residency at FLICAM workshops, Fuping, China

2006 USA (October) Panel Moderator and speaker, International Woodfire Conference, Northern Arizona

University, Flagstaff, Arizona

2006 USA (Feb-Mar); Demonstrations and lectures, North Carolina Potters Conference; attended NCECA

Conference, Portland; museums and galleries in San Francisco and Washington DC

2005 USA (Workshops in Oregon, Portland and Astoria), Korea (Woodfire workshop) Tasmania

(Artist in Residence)

2003 - Various – Firing with Chester Nealie, Gulgong NSW

2001 Travel in USA gathering material for a book on woodfired ceramics; visited some 30

prominent woodfire artists ( 7 weeks)

1999 Travel in USA (Workshops at Universities of Iowa, East Carolina and Illinois/Edwardsville; included salt

glaze centres in North Carolina.

1997 Utah State University, USA; joint woodfiring workshop with Prof. John Neely.

1996 Janet Mansfield studio, Gulgong NSW for joint anagama firing.

1996 To Tokyo, Japan for exhibition opening and Mashiko, Japan visiting potters.

1995 Travelled to Faenza (Italy), Museum of Ceramics, and to Art Schools in Bergen and Oslo,

Norway, and studio of Torbjorn Kvasbo.

1994 Bill Samuels studio, Katoomba NSW for joint kiln firing.

1992 Southern Cross University, Lismore for joint anagama firing.

1991 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee (anagama firing).

1991 Chester Nealie studio, Kaipara Head, New Zealand for joint anagama firing.

1989 Chester Nealie studio, New Zealand ; building and firing anagama kiln.

1988 Janet Mansfield studio, Gulgong NSW for joint anagama firing.

1977 Ethnoarchaeology fieldwork in Pakistan and Israel.

1975-6 Archaeology fieldwork in Papua New Guinea.

1972-74 Ethnoarchaeology fieldwork in Israel. Studied ceramics in collections in Bangkok,

Cairo, Berne, Zurich and Geneva. Studied pottery from India and Iran in several British

museums. Spent a month in 1973 with Palestinian potters in Israel, and acted as pottery

consultant to Tell Taanach archaeological excavations, beginning an interest in

archaeology. In 1974, the first half of the year with Palestinian potters in Israel.

1971-72 Ethnoarchaeology fieldwork in Pakistan through 1971.Travel itinerary included study of

ceramics in museums in Teheran, Istanbul, Athens, Rome, Zurich, Vienna, Heidelberg, Paris, London and Washington.


2013 Owen Rye: An interview by Tony Martin. Ceramics Art and Perception 94, pp 12-15

2011 Book review by Robert Sanderson Art of Woodfire in Journal of Australian Ceramics, 50/ 3 pp101-102

2011 Book Review by Gail Nichols: The Art of Woodfire, in The Log Book Issue 47 page 35

2011 The ongoing odyssey of Owen Rye, by Peter Pilven. New Ceramics (Germany) Jan/Feb, pp 34-37

2011 Review: 50 Australian Stories, Paul Campbell-Allen,Journal of Australian Ceramics 50/2 pp72-74

2010 Golden Ashes. By Jack Troy. Ceramics Monthly (USA), December , page 26

2010 http://craftvic.org.au/whats-on/exhibitions/owen-rye-golden-ashes

2007 Firing. David Jones, Crowood Press, Wiltshire, England, pages 94-95

2007 Owen Rye: 25 years of ceramics. Exhibition Catalogue, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria.

2006 Owen Rye. Claylink (Ceramics Victoria Inc.), No 310, Nov/Dec 2006, pages 12-13

2003 Owen Rye: Reconnaissance, by Gail Nichols; Ceramics Art and Perception Issue 52

2003 Rye Crop, by Chris Headley. Pottery in Australia 42/2.

1999 Woodfired Ceramics. Robert Sanderson & Coll Minogue. Craftsman House, Sydney.

1997 Masters of Their Craft. Noris Iannou, Craftsman House, Sydney, pp44, 51-53.

1996 Helen Schamroth, Fletcher Challenge Award, New Zealand Herald ( 7 August).

1996 Katherine Roberts, Sentinel, Look (Art Gallery of NSW) No 21.

1995 Who’s Who of Australian Visual Artists (2nd Ed.), Thorpe/NAVA, Melbourne, pp 276.

1995 Delinquent Angel: Australian Historical, Aboriginal and Contemporary Ceramics, ed.

Joseph Pascoe, Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy.

1995 Contemporary Ceramic Art in Australia and New Zealand, by Janet Mansfield,

Craftsman House, pages 22-28.

1995 Kenneth Hood, Owen Rye, Distelfink Gallery. Craft Victoria, Winter issue, page 20

1995 Jenny Zimmer, Potency of the imperfect pot. The Age (12 April).

1994 Rowley Drysdale, Post Graduate Experience, in Pottery in Australia 33/2 pp 70-71

1993 Anagama Down Under, by Jan Irvine. Ceramics Monthly , May, pp 41-48.

1993 Toni Warburton, In the fireplace Object, Spring, pp 44-46.

1993 Alan Peascod, Celebration of an ideal. Ceramics. Art and Perception, No 12, pp 66-68.

1991 Jan Irvine: Woodfiring research in Gippsland. Arts Gippsland, December, pp 4-5.

1991 Saltglaze Ceramics - An International Perspective by Janet Mansfield, Craftsman House,

pp 118-119.

1989 Michael Richards, Brisbane Courier Mail, (21 February).

1989 John Millington, Gold Coast Bulletin, (7 October).

1989 Peter Ries, Recent Work - Owen Rye - Ceramics Craft Victoria 11-12, , p 7.

1988 A Collectors Guide to Modern Australian Ceramics, by Janet Mansfield, Craftsman

House, p 27.

1987 Mandy Lynch Canberra Times, (9 July).

1985 Norman Creighton: Owen Rye. Pottery in Australia, Vol 24, No 4, pp 36/63.



1970 An investigation into the use of Australian raw materials in the production of porcelain

bodies and glazes: PhD thesis, University of New South Wales.


2011 The Art of Woodfire: A Contemporary Ceramic Practice. Mansfield Press, Gulgong NSW

1981 Pottery Technology. Principles and Reconstructions. Manuals on Archaeology No 4,

Taraxacum, Washington DC (x + 150 pp, 118 figures, 5 tables) (reprinted 1987;1994)

1976 0 S Rye and Clifford Evans: Traditional Pottery Techniques in Pakistan. Smithsonian

Contributions to Anthropology, Volume 21, Washington DC (278 pages, 15 tables, 38

figures, 82 plates) (reprinted in Pakistan 1988).


2013 Small Kilns. The Log Book No 56, pp 27-30

2013 Tribute to Janet Mansfield. The Log Book No 54, pp 32-35

2010 Der ‘Little Ripper’ Workshop. Töpferblatt Issue2, pp14-17 (In German)

2010 Wood. Journal of Australian Ceramics 49: 1, pp 15-19

(Re-published in Dao Clayform 2010 No 2, pp113-117 (Fuping, China – in English and Chinese)

2010 White Gums and Ramoxes. Craft Arts International Issue 78 pp 94-95

2009 Skepsi on Swanston. Journal of Australian Ceramics 48: 3; pp 86-92

2009 Homage to Stokers. The Log Book, No 40 pp 21-24

2009 Critical Care Required? Ceramics, Art and Perception 76, 106-7

2009 Ceramics Education – What’s the Point? Journal of Australian Ceramics 48:2, pp 69-71

2008 Should Australian anagama firers bow to Japan? How low? The Log Book, No 34, pp 32-35

2007 Head or Heart? The Log Book, No 31 pp26-29.

2006 Holzbrand: Einen schritt vorwärts zwei Schritte zurück, Neue Keramik (Germany), Sept-October

(translation by Markus Bohm) – also included in the English edition New Ceramics.

2007 Coming of Age in Utah. Ceramics, Art and Perception 67, pp 83-87.

2007 Alan Peascod 1943-2007. Australian Ceramics 46/1, April 2007 pp 10-15

2006 Aesthetics – A Maker’s Thoughts. Studio Potter, December 2006, pp 78-81.

2005 Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, A Fifty Year Survey. Ceramics, Art and Perception 62, pp 3-6

2005 International Woodfiring Workshop 2005, Korea. Ceramics Technical No 21, pp 11-14

2005 Aesthetics: Comment. The Log Book, No 23, pp 14-16b

2005 Australian Woodfire Survey 2005. Ceramics, Art and Perception, No 59, pp 33-40.

2005 The Gulgong Connection. Ceramic Review 213, May-June, pp 29-3

2004 Alan Peascod- Dream of Flight. Ceramics, Art and Perception Issue 58, pp 44-46

2003 Firing the new kiln. The Log Book, Issue 13, pp 16-20

2001 The Big Dipper. Pottery in Australia, Vol 40 No 1, pp17-20

2001 Homage to Guerciolo – Recent work by Alan Peascod. Ceramics Art and Perception No 45,

pp 33- 40

2000 Stacking woodfired kilns. Studio Potter, Vol 28 No 2, pp 24-26

2000 Water in woodfired kilns. Ceramics Technical No 10, pp 17-22.

2000 Wads. The Log Book, No 2, pp 3-7.

1998 Porcelain: Diversions and byways. The Studio Potter, Vol. 26, No.2, pp 41-43.

1997 Hilary Barta - influenced by Cycladic art. Ceramics, Art and Perception, No. 30, pp. 55-56.

1997 Owen Rye and David Staley: Photographing Ceramics Part 1. Ceramics Technical No. 4,

pp 49-55

1997 Photographing Ceramics Part 2. Ceramics Technical, No.4, pp 56-61.

1996 (Robyn Benson and Owen Rye). Visual Reports by Video: An Evaluation. Distance

Education, Vol.17,No 1, pp 117-131.

1996 Woodfiring Techniques. Ceramics Technical, No.3, pages 40-48.

1995 Saltglaze ceramics: Sandy Lockwood. Craft Arts International, No. 35, pp 40-43.

1995 Clay-sculpt Gulgong: the event. Ceramics Art and Perception, No 21, pp 88-92.

1994 Grantmanship, in Chapter 5, Funding Research, Developing as Researchers edited

by Linda Conrad, Griffith University Institute for Higher Education, pp 111-118.

1993 Anagama - the Art of Uncertainty. Ceramics. Art and Perception, No 10, pp 39-42.

1993 Two new Clay Bodies. Pottery in Australia, Vol 32, No 3, pp 48-49.

1991 Criticism in Ceramics. Ceramics, Art and Perception, No. 6, pp 59-61.

1990 Photographing Ceramics. Ceramics. Art and Perception, No 1, pp 36-40.

1989 Form and Surface. Pottery in Australia Vol 28 No 3, pp 19-21.

1987 The Past 25 years: a personal perspective. Pottery in Australia, Vol 26, No 4, pp 54-55.

1986 Firing - fast or slow? New Zealand Potter, Vol 28, No 2, pp 26-27.

1985 Traditional Palestinian Potters. Research Reports of the National Geographic Society

Washington DC, Vol 17, pp 769-776.

1983 0 S Rye and Sandra Black. Bone China. Pottery in Australia, Vol.22, No 2, pp 14-17.

1982 Glazing in saggars. Pottery in Australia, Vol 21, No 1, pp 14-18.

1982 Substitutions: a new method for glaze experiments. Pottery in Australia, Vol 21, No 3,

pp 21-25.

1982 0 S Rye and P Duerden: Papuan pottery sourcing by PIXE: Preliminary studies.

Archaeometry. Vol 24, No 1, pp 59-64.

1982 Allen. Jim and O S Rye: The importance of being earnest in archaeological investigations

of prehistoric trade in Papua New Guinea, in the Hiri in History, ANU Pacific Research

Monograph 8, (Tom Dutton, Editor), ANU Press, pp 99-115.

1980 0 S Rye and Jim Allen: New approaches to Papuan pottery analysis. Journal de la

Societe des Oceanistes, Vol 69, No 36, pp 305-314.

1977 Pottery manufacturing techniques: X-Ray studies. Archaeometry, Vol. 19, No 2, pp

205-21 1.

1976 Keeping your temper under control: Materials and the manufacture of Papuan pottery.

Archaeology and Physical Anthropology in Oceania, Vol 11, No 2, pp 106-137.

1975 Porcelain bodies and glazes. Pottery in Australia, Vol 14, No 1, pp 47-57.

1974 A pottery kiln in Old Cairo. Pottery in Australia, Vol 13, No 1, pp 21-24.

1974 Supervivencia de tradicion ceramica comun a las culturas del Alto Amazonas y de

manera especial a las de la zona oriental del Ecuador en Sudamerica. Part 2:

Technological analysis of pottery making materials and procedures. Hombre v Cultura,

(Panama), Tomo 2, No 5, pp 41-62.

1974 Glazed ceramics from Pakistan and India in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London,

England. Research report in American Philosophical Society Yearbook, pp 694-695.

Book Chapters

2009 Chapter Metal Saturated Wares, pp 60-66, in Alan Peascod , Mansfield Press, Gulgong .

Catalog Essays

2003 Alan Peascod – Catalog Essay ( for exhibition titled Canto Mistico, Drill Hall Gallery ACT)

2002 Peter Pilven – Catalog Essay ( for ‘3Decades of Clay – An Overview’).

1999 Two steps forward, one step back. Catalog essay, in Different Stokes International Woodfire

Exhibition, University of Iowa Museum of Art

1997 Janet Mansfield – Catalog Essay

1996 Sandy Lockwood – Catalog Essay

Exhibition Reviews (selected- as author)

1996 Peter Voulkos. Craft Victoria, Autumn Issue, pp15.

1993 A potting elder and his brood (Milton Moon). Obiect, Summer 1993/94, pp 42-43.

1990 Gippsland Ceramic Artists Association. Annual Exhibition. Craft Victoria Vol 20 No

203, p 15.

Book Reviews

2007 Soda, Clay and Fire, by Gail Nichols. In Ceramics Technical 24, pp 108-9

2007 The Zen Master, the Potter and the Poet, by Milton Moon. In Ceramics Art and

Perception 68 pp 105-106

1986 Notes for Potters in Australia, by Ivan McMeekin in Craft Australia, Autumn 1986/1, pp


1985 Rushden - The Early Fine Wares, by Peter Woods and Steve Hastings in Pottery in

Australia, 24 (1), pp 48.

1983 Traditional Pottery of Papua New Guinea, by P May and M Tuckson in Archaeology in

Oceania, pp 70-71.

1982 Native Clays and Glazes for North American Potters, by Ralph Mason, in Pottery in

Australia, 21(2), pp 71.

Conference Papers published in Proceedings/Transcripts

2003 Wood Firing. Ignition, Papers from the 10th Australian National Ceramics Conference,

Bendigo; VCG Incorporated (CD Format).

2003 Glazing. Ignition, Papers from the 10th Australian National Ceramics Conference, Bendigo.

VCG Incorporated (Issued as CD).

1999 Woodfiring in Australia 1945-200. Different Stokes, Proceedings of the International

Woodfire Conference, University of Iowa.

1999 Stacking woodfired kilns. Different Stokes, Proceedings of the International

Woodfire Conference, University of Iowa.

1999 Water in woodfired kilns. Different Stokes, Proceedings of the International

Woodfire Conference, University of Iowa.

1996 Technology: Albatross or Eagle? Proceedings of the 8th National Ceramics Conference,

Canberra ACT

1995 (with Robyn Benson). Visual Reports by Video. Proceedings of the 17th World

Conference of the International Council for Distance Education, Vol 2 pp 319-322.

1993 Firing the Anagama Kiln. Fire-up Gulgong, Proceedings, pp 4-6.

1992 Anagama, the Art of Uncertainty. Proceedings of Woodfire '92, UNENR,

Lismore, pp 45-51.

1989 "Form and Surface in Woodfiring". Conference proceedings Woodfire '89, Gulgong,

NSW, pp 37-40.

1988 Graduate Studies (Education Seminar), Proceedings of the Fifth National Ceramics

Conference, Sydney, pp 221-226.

1986 Editor, Woodfire '86, 21 contributors, 20 papers plus forward, 173 pages. Papers from

the conference held at the Gippsland Institute.

1986 Woodfire Survey in Woodfire '86 (ed Rye), pp 7-23, Gippsland Institute.

1985 Firing - fast or slow? Proceedings of the Fourth National Ceramics Conference,

Melbourne, pp 340-349.

1985 Bone China. Proceedings of the Fourth National Ceramics Conference, Melbourne, pp


1983 Ash Glazing. Transcript of the Third National Ceramics Conference,

Adelaide, 1983, pp 94-98.

1976 0 S Rye and Jim Allen: New approaches to Papuan pottery analysis. Pretirage: IX

Congress, Union Internationale des Sciences Prehistoriques et Protohistoriques. Colloque

xxii: La Prehistoire Oceanienne, pp. 198-222.

Conference Organisation and Participation and Unpublished Conference Papers

2012 Panel chair, Notes from the departure lounge. Australian Ceramics Triennale, Adelaide.

2011 A Conversation: Owen Rye and Jack Troy. Woodfire Tasmania, Deloraine

2010 Two Papers delivered, First European Woodfire Conference, Brollin, Germany

2010 Attended International Academy of Ceramics Conference, Paris

2009 Panel organiser/moderator, Education Panel, Australian Ceramics Triennale, Sydney

2008 Sturt Woodfire Conference, Mittagong NSW : Masters panel and International Panel

2007 Panel organiser/moderator, ClayEdge,Gulgong NSW , Writing panel

2006 Panel Moderator and speaker, Aesthetics Panel, International Woodfire Conference, Northern Arizona

University, Flagstaff Arizona USA

2003 Chaired woodfire panel, National Ceramics conference. Title of paper ‘Australian Woodfire

from 1945 to present’. Panel Member, glaze panel.

2001 Chaired ‘Firing’ panel, Tanja Woodfire Conference, Tanja NSW.

Consulted with organisers of Different Stokes International Woodfire Conference, University of

Iowa, USA. Chaired International section.

1996 Latrobe University Bendigo Campus Research Conference. Title of Paper “Research


1996 ACUADS Annual Conference, Canberra. Attended.

1996 Panellist, Kilns and Firing Panel, 8th National Ceramics Conference, Canberra ACT

1995 National Crafts Conference, Melbourne. Attended.

1994 CAUT National Teaching Workshop, ANU Canberra. Title of paper “Visual Reports

by Video”

1994 CAUT Victorian Workshop, Melbourne University. Title of paper “Visual Reports

by Video”.

1994 NCHADS Annual Conference, Wollongong University. Title of Paper “New Techniques in

Distance Education”.

1993 NCHADS Conference, Brisbane, Research Seminar. Title of paper "Grantmanship".

1992 NCHADS Annual Conference, Hobart. Attended.

1992 Distance Education Conference, Monash Gippsland. Title of Paper “Video Reports”.

1992 Austceram International Ceramics Conference, Melbourne. Title of paper "Aesthetics of


1990 International Academy of Ceramics Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland. Attended.

1986 Woodfire 1986, GIAE, Victoria. Chairman of conference and sole organiser.

1985 National Ceramics Conference, Melbourne, leader of panel session , (Bone China); and

title of paper ‘Firing: Fast or Slow’.


1994 Introduction to video reports (postgraduate course material - 30 minutes) Monash

University .

1992 Introduction to video reports (postraduate course material - 15 minutes) Monash


1989 "Kaipara Kapers" - A woodfirer's comedy. 30 minutes (shown at Woodfire '89



2013 Janet Mansfield: umiltà, simpatia, coraggioe e ceramica Moderna & Antica 282, 19-20 (in Italian)

2007 Alan Peascod 1943-2007. Journal of Australian Ceramics Vol 46 No 1, pp 10-15

1993 Ivan McMeekin 1919-93. Ceramics. Art and Perception, No 13, p 92.


2005 Astoria Public Radio, Astoria, Oregon, interview 30 mins 13/3/2005

1997 Utah Public Radio (USA), interview, 20 mins, 20/8/97


Experience and Range (recent)

1985-2003 Taught ceramics at all levels including supervision of Graduate Diploma, MA and PhD

candidates in area of ceramic and sculpture. Also taught undergraduate art history,

professional practice, photography. Currently external supervisor MA, Southern Cross University

Higher Degrees – Examiner

1975- Examiner for 15 MA’s and 5 Doctorates at 11 different Universities in Australia; also

external examiner for undergraduate courses at several universities


2006 Advisor for Encrusted woodfire survey, Skepsi Gallery Melbourne

2005 Curator/Selector, Australian Woodfire Survey Exhibition, Watson Arts Centre, ACT

1990- Member of Editorial Advisory Board of the international ceramics journal Ceramics Art

and Perception

  1. Exhibiting member (by Invitation), Potter’s Society of Australia

1996 Curator and Selector, Australian Woodfire Survey Exhibition (Canberra)

1992-94 Judge, South Gippsland Annual Craft prize

1988 Invited Selector, Victorian Ceramic Group annual exhibition, Melbourne.

1986 Member of Management Committee and also Acquisitions Committee of the

Latrobe Valley Arts Centre, Morwell.

1986 Organised National Woodfire Conference (Woodfire '86), attended by 85 participants

from Australia and overseas (assisted by Grants from the Crafts Board of the Australia

Council and the Crafts Council of Victoria.

Various Invited speaker at numerous exhibition openings.


2004 Curate/select Australian Woodfire Survey 2005, to coincide with Gundaroo Woodfire 2005.

Watson Arts Centre Gallery, ACT, with catalogue essay Australian Woodfire Survey 2005.

1996 Curated and selected Australian Woodfire Survey exhibition, to coincide with 8th National

Ceramics Conference Canberra ACT, with catalogue essay “.Australian Woodfire Survey”.

Exhibition held at Strathnairn Gallery, ACT.


1980- Woodfired ceramics: -long firing techniques and kilns

-surface development on woodfired ceramics

-firing schedules and techniques

-criticism and aesthetics, woodfired ceramics

Saltglazed ceramics: -firing techniques

-slips for saltglazing

Majolica ceramics: -glaze and colour development

1990- Distance Education: - visual communication (see “Teaching”)

1971-80 Ethnoarchaeology : -studies of traditional potters in Pakistan, Papua New Guinea and

Israel (Palestinian potters)

-Pottery technology and archaeology

1966-70 Porcelain: -development of bodies and glazes using Australian materials

Research Grants – Summary

2000 ARC Small Grant, Anagama USA

1999 ARC Small Grant, “The Art of Fire”

1998 ARC Small Grant, “The Art of Fire”.

1997 Equipment grant, Monash University (kiln for woodfiring experiments)

1995 Travel grant, Latrobe Regional Arts Board

1993 Committee for Australian University Teaching (to investigate distance education teaching methods)

1992 Research Grant, Monash University College Gippsland, 'Surfaces in Anagama Firing'

1990 Travel Grant, Latrobe Regional Arts Board

1990 Research Grant, Research Initiative Fund, Monash University College Gippsland,

'Anagama Firing'

1980 Workshop Development Grant from the Crafts Board, Australia Council, for design and

construction of a high temperature kiln (1500 C)), useable for experiments with high

temperature porcelain

1978-79 Research grants from Australian Institute for Nuclear Science and Engineering for pottery

analysis at Lucas Heights (AEC Research Establishment)

1977 Research grant from the National Geographic Society (Washington DC, USA) for study

of Palestinian potters in Israel

1974 Research grant from the American Philosophical Society for study of ceramics in the

Islamic collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom

1971 Research Grant from Ancient Technology Program Fund, Smithsonian Institution, USA

(participant in program in Pakistan)- also in 1977