Owen Rye, Masala

Exhibition: Owen Rye, Masala

Date: June 17 to July 2, 2017

Location: Malvern Artists' Society Gallery, 1297 High Street Malvern, Victoria 3144

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11.00 am - 5.30 pm 

Artist: Owen Rye. In Pakistan, where Owen Rye worked years ago, 'Masala' is a word meaning mixture of spices.

"My work had been gradually changing over the past few years and this exhibition is a mix of new and old. There is work from my very last Anagama firing, over Easter 2017. There is work from my new small wood fired kiln; I have been learning the potential of this for a few years now. And there is work fired in my gas kiln which I have been using to explore new glaze effects. This takes me back to my beginnings as a student when I was fascinated with glazes. 'Masala' represents a time of transition. The mixture is there - hope the spice shows through", Owen Rye.

Special Presentation: Sunday 25 June, 11.30 am - 2.30 pm. Owen Rye - my career in wood fired ceramics, the current state of wood firing and its future, guide to writing about ceramics. For bookings and inquiries contact Anna Maas 0416 085 002.