fluxed earth is the collaborative ceramics practice of Rye Senjen and Kirstie Murdoch, based on Dja Dja Wurrung Country in Castlemaine, Victoria.
fluxed earth uses high fired stoneware clay and minimal-ingredient glazes influenced by Japanese, Korean and Chinese ceramic traditions. Our current focus is on sculptures and sculptural vessels referencing the textures, colours and sounds of the box-ironbark woodland around Castlemaine, and ancient zoomorphic ceramic forms.
Our works explore ways of visualising connections and experiences with and within the other-than-human world.
Rye studied ceramics at the Dunedin School of Art, Ōtepoti, Aotearoa New Zealand. Rye’s work is influenced by her studies of Sanskrit literature and philosophy.
Kirstie is a self-taught ceramicist. Her ceramic practice is informed by her previous career as a biological scientist and lifelong interest in the small, often overlooked or hidden details of the natural world.
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