Owen Rye
born Australia 1944
Jar 2011
59.1 x 34.1 cm diameter
KenDon Museum of Australian Studio Ceramics, Melbourne
© Owen Rye

Owen Rye

Since studying industrial arts in the 1960s and completing a PhD in 1970 researching porcelain bodies made from Australian clays, Owen Rye has been potting, teaching and writing about ceramics. He was introduced to the medium by the distinguished studio potter Ivan McMeekin and has gone on to become a leading figure in the wood-fire movement. Now retired from teaching, Rye works from his studio in South Gippsland, producing vessels for his anagama kiln which he fires once a year.

Rye’s history of group and solo exhibitions, both in Australia and overseas, is extensive and includes the recent solo exhibition Golden Ashes, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 2010, as well as representation at the International Academy of Ceramics, Sèvres Museum, Paris, in 2010. His work is represented in many Australian state and regional galleries and in numerous international collections, both public and private. Rye is represented by Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne.