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Owen Rye - Diary


9 to 11 July National Ceramics Conference Canberra


8-12 September – IAC Conference Dublin

Arrive Copenhagen 26 August
To Skaelskor 27 August
Conference begins 28 August Panel 29 August Past and Future of Woodfiring
Conference ends 31 August
Copenhagen to Dublin 3 September on Aer Lingus booked
Holiday County Clare 4-8 September
ICAC conference startsTuesday 9 September  Hotel booked
ICAC Conference finishes Thursday 11 September
Leave Hotel Friday 12 - flight home

28 to 31 August 2014 2nd European Woodfire conference Guldargergaard Skaelskor Denmark www.ceramic.dk

16 - 31August, Skepsi@Montsalvat exhibition Quiet Converstaions emphasis on porcelain and woodfire

16 and 17 August Open Studio Craft Victoria and Australian Ceramics combined

August 14 to 17 Melbourne Artfair Exhibition Buildings, attend

4 July Opening Talk Kerrie Lowe Woodfire exhibition, Chester Nealie tribute.

21 June To Sydney for Parramatta Artists Studios, Workshop Coal Creek Studios, Talk Ceramic Study Group, Demonstrations PAS leave here Saturday 21 June, Home 9 July

2 May to 9 June Homage Exhibition Narek Gallery. Opening Saturday 10 May, work due Monday 28 April. Same for Ivy Hill Gallery – deliver work to both on 28 April Monday. Opening Bega Regional Gallery Saturday.

28 April to 20 May Woodfire event Mystery Bay. Visit 28 April to 5 May

April 14 Studio visit organized by Skepsi, open studio

5 April ( first weekend) Open studio for visit byValley Potters Studio visit 11 am/ 3 hour workshop


Log Book deadlines 2013 1st March for the May issue; 1st June for the August issue, and 1st Sept for the November issue.

August 31 - September 15 Montsalvat, Eltham. The Barn Gallery: Skepsi@Montsalvat Exhibition, Outstanding Australian Ceramics. Featuring wood firing workshop on the grounds of Montsalvat by Owen Rye

June? July? (not yet fixed). Residency at Sturt with Fuping group, Australia and NZ. Followed 28 July to 15 September, exhibition, Fuping Group.

May 24-26 Art Unlimited, Dunedoo entry forms by 26 April

Mid to late May Anagama Firing?

28 April to 4 May Clay Push Gulgong. Attend.

5 to 20 April Owen Rye, Brian Keyte, Tim Clarkson, Recent Ceramics Montsalvat, Eltham The Barn Gallery

March 9 Rigg Award Artist Talk Series Ian Potter Gallery, NGV Saturday 2pm

February 25 Deadline for grant application Community Partnerships, Arts Victoria, for Montsalvat workshop


23 November to 21 July 2013 Cicely and Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award . Ian Potter Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria

28 September1 October Australian Ceramics Triennale : Subversive Clay; Adelaide,

Chair: Notes from Departure Lounge: Saturday main venue 3.305

17 to 21 September, IAC, Santa Fe (not attending).

1 to16 September Engaging Form exhibition Montsalvat Barn Gallery, 7 Hillcrest Avenue Eltham

August 2 to 5 Melbourne Artfair, Carlton Exhibition Buildings. Attend

August- September Complete building woodfire chamber of new small kiln.

20 July - 14 August Kerrie Lowe Gallery annual Woodfire exhibition

March 28 to 31 NCECA Seattle Attend . Workshops at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington and at Clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon.


September 24 to 27 Fire anagama

July 9-10 Workshop Adelaide SA Studio Potters

20 June latest date for collection of work from Sturt

May 20 to 5 June Woodfire show Melbourne and Book Launch

May 8 to June 19  Exhibition Sturt Gallery, Mittagong

May 9 to 14 inclusive: Making workshop, Sturt

Monday 2 May Launceston to Melbourne.

April   28, 29, 30 and May 1 Woodfire event Deloraine Tasmania Neil Hoffman

April 23 Saturday Mebourne to Launceston to Deloraine

April 9 to 14 Berridale 9th , deliver work to Sturt 11th, home 14th (latest delivery date 3 May)

March 14 Images for invite due at Sturt

March 11 to 27 Skepsi show Melbourne Delivery March 10 (delivered)

Feb 25 Matchbox entry received in Denmark for Nina Hole exhibition (mail around 18 Feb).

Jan 28 Image to Skepsi for March exhibition


IAC Pre Tour

6 Sept Paris to Gien, Musée de la Faïencerie (The Earthenware Museum., then La Borne

Sept 7 LaBorne (The La Borne Centre for Ceramic Creation - Centre de Création Céramique de La Borne), the Pottery Museum, the Vassil Ivanoff Museum and the Talbot Workshops.

To Neuvy-deux-Clochers, Workshop of Jean Linard

Sept 8 Porcelain Centre (Pôle de la Porcelaine), Berry porcelain makers. Then to Nançay, Capazza Gallery, Château of Nançay.

Sept 9 To Jabreilles-les-Bordes, Church of Saint Martial. Then to Limoges, Cerlase Company, and Bernardaud Factory (Manufacture Bernardaud)

Sept 10 ENSA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art – National Art School) , then Agnelle Glove Factory a “Living HeritageEnterprise," then Porcelain from the Factory (Porcelaines de la Fabrique).

Sept 11 Adrien Dubouche National Porcelaine Museum (Musée national de la

Porcelaine Adrien Dubouche), one of the world’s most prestigious ceramic museums.

Sept 12 To Paris

Sept 13 to 16 IAC GENERAL ASSEMBLY, PARIS Conference, lectures and presentations at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris

Sept 16 IAC members exhibition opening in Sèvres –

Sept 17- 18 Free time in Paris

IAC Post-Tour

Sept 19 Orly West airport, flight to Montpellier. To Lattes Lattara Archaeological Museum.Then to Montpellier, Fabre Museum.

Sept 20 Languedoc Museum,Then to Uzès, Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, and Terra Viva Gallery.

Sept 21 To Antibes, Picasso Museum and the Archaeological Museum. To Biot, the Fernand Leger National Museum, then to the Tourism Office to see the travelling exposition of contemporary ceramics entitled, “A thousand and one bowls," that has been travelling worldwide [2009 > India / 2010 > China – Korea – France / 2011 > Switzerland].

Sept 22 To Vallauris, the Ceramic Art Biennial, then to the Maeght Foundation.

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport by coach for the return flight to Paris.

September 6 to 22, France Includes Sept 13 to 16 IAC GENERAL ASSEMBLY, PARIS

September 2 to 5, Woodfire conference Germany.

24 August Arrive Germany to present kiln workshop 26 August to September 1

Leave Oz 23 August – leave France 23 September

July Attend opening Fuping + 3 exhibition Masterworks Gallery Auckland 21 July to 11 August. To Auckland 20 July, return 24 July.

17 June Opening, my Craft Victoria exhibition: 17 June to 31 July 2010.

June 12 to 20 Jack Troy in Canberra, organise visit before or after.

May 18 
Peascod Book Launch, Skepsi - short talk on Peascod

April 28 (Wed) to May 3 (Sun) Clay Energy Gulgong

April (Easter) 36 hour firing, white slipware, half of anagama kiln

18 March Deliver work to Craft Victoria. Pick up Janet Mansfield unsold work

March White Gums and Ramoxes review in Craft Arts. Workshop veranda repairs

February 16 Janet Mansfield opening Skepsi

January to April Make work for Easter firing, prepare wood. Write article for woodfire issue of Journal of Australian Ceramics.


Christmas/New Year Holidays in Hobart

November 20 2009 to January 11 2010 Cudgegong Gallery New Look Functional Ceramics – send work with Chester

Mon 26 October Chester to Skepsi then here. Short firing, half anagama, Tuesday and Wednesday. Nealie opening Skepsi Friday 30 Oct, he does gallery talk on Saturday 31. He goes to China 8 Nov.

October Last two weeks build wall in anagama, set for firing

Sat 8 October, Leongatha art show

Wednesday 16 September Artforum Talk, Canberra School of Art, 1 pm

September Residency Strathnairn ACT

Thursday 3 Sept (opening) to Sun 20 Sept Recent Work, Watson Arts Centre

Monday 31 August deliver work to Watson Arts Centre

School Holidays 19 Sept to 4 October

July 17 to 20 National Ceramics Conference Sydney includes Sabbia exhibition

Before end June – send pots to Concord Shino show to arrive before July 15

26 June send Price list, details and statement via email to Sabbia

Mid June send work to Sabbia must arrive pre 1 July Not delivery Mondays Work for two exhibitions Pourers and Conversations

Mid June Send work for Maestro exhibition organized by Judy Boydell Paddington

27 June to 12 July School Holidays

June 8 Monday to 12 Friday Anagama firing

June 6 FUPING FORUM : Contemporary Opportunities and Developments in Ceramics in China 2pm to 5 pm RMIT Theaterette, Casey Plaza, RMIT

June 2 to June 20 Exhibition Fuping, in Good Company

Opening Friday 5 June, 6.00 - 8.00 pm Opening Speaker: Grace Cochrane

May 13 Art ForumTalk at Ballarat University

12 May – DonCourt/Tania Rolland Skepsi opens. Deliver Fuping show

Late April send statement/photo to Shino show Concord Massachussets, organized by Judy Duff to arrive before May 15

Mid April Photo for Sabbia to arrive before May 1, hi res image

School Holidays 5 to 19 April Easter 10 to 13 April

March - April Bisque firing and kiln loading

March 31 Tuesday Opening talk for Barbara Campbell Allen and Kwi Rak Choung, Skepsi Gallery

Tues 10 March- Thur 12 March Deliver work to Manningham Gallery.Call at Skepsi to pick up unsold work; also Kazari.

March 1 Sunday to Gulgong – stay 2-3-4, home Sat 7

Thursday 19 Feb Leongatha Arts Grants meeting

February Exhibition Skepsi Melbourne 10 February to 7 March, opening Friday 13th

January Oz 5x5 group exhibition, Lacoste Gallery, Concord Massachusets USA. Making new work.


4 December Fiona Fell and CJ visit

1 December Anna Maas and Michael Elliot visit

November 19 Wed Joe Pascoe visit – discuss Craft Vic exhibition

November – December Studio. New work. Prepare wood.

October Studio. Participate Salute, Fusions Gallery Group exhibition Brisbane.

September 14-28 Travel in Australia – family commitments

September 10 to 14 IAC General Assembly Xian – not attending

August 17 -21 Anagama Firing starts Sunday 17 August. Sheilas firing crew (Susie McMeekin, Su Hanna, Sue Atcheson, Cilla Russel, plus me and Bruce Pryor.)

August 15 Opening Susie McMeekin exhibition Skepsi Gallery Melbourne.

May-July Making work, preparing for anagama firing

April 19th to 21st Sturt woodfire conference

February Return home from USU residency



To Utah State University 22 October, begin residency
Exhibition, Recent Work, Freeland Gallery, Sydney NSW.

August- September 
25 year Survey Exhibition, Latrobe Regional Art Gallery

May- June
China- Australia Ceramic Art Exchange Program, Fuping, China.

April 15 to 21
Clay Edge, Gulgong NSW. Chair Panel discussion, Writing for Ceramics

April 5 to 9
 Firing my anagama kiln


November 9 to December 3

Group exhibition at Kazari Collector, St Kilda, Melbourne.

November 3
Opening talk at Kirk Winter exhibition, Skepsi Gallery Melbourne.

October 8 to 20
In USA for Tozan International Woodfire Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona. Chair/Speaker on Aesthetics Panel, exhibiting in speakers exhibition.

July 2 to 6
Firing my Anagama Kiln. with Chester Nealie, Bruce Pryor, Michael Rye, Kirk Winter helping.

June 3
Chair Woodfire Panel, RMIT , 2 to 5

June 2
Skepsi Gallery Melbourne, opening Encrusted Woodfire exhibition.

Mid-March – End September
Studio work

March 8 to 11
NCECA Conference, Portland Oregon

March 3 to 5
North Carolina Potters Workshop/ Conference (With Chester Nealie and Janet Mansfield) Asheboro, North Carolina, USA

February 20 to March 2
To San Francisco, Washington DC

November 26 to January 16 2006
Earth, Wind, Fire Group exhibition, Outdoor Ceramic Sculpture Huntingdon Winery, Mudgee NSW (with Cudgegong Gallery)


October 5
Group exhibition, 'Teabowls' Purple Space Gallery, Jam Factory, Adelaide

Aug 24 to September 17
Joint exhibition with Ben Richardson, 'Woodfire'
f3g Gallery, Hobart

September 23
Residency ends.

August 22
Start Artist-in-residency, School of Visual and Performing
Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston

August 20               
Talk to Tasmanian Potters Society, Hobart

Studio work

May 12
Return home

May 2 - 10
Participate in ‘International Workshop on Wood-Firing
Kilns’ , Icheon World Ceramic Center, as part of World
Ceramic Biennale 2005

May 1
Travel to Korea

April 26
Return home.

April 12 to 23
Anagama Firing and Workshop, Astoria, Oregon.

April 13
Public Lecture, Art Center Gallery

April 12
Exhibition opening ‘Owen Rye Australian Woodfire
Ceramicist’, Art Center Gallery, Astoria Oregon.

April 9-10
Throwing Workshop ‘Little and Large’, Mt Hood College, Gresham, Oregon

April 1
Travel to USA

March 24
Opening, Australian Woodfire Survey 2005 Exhibition, at 
Canberra Potter’s Society Gallery, Watson ACT. Curated by
Owen Rye

Studio work