LUCIEN KOONCE ceramics

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Visions in Clay
8/20/2018

This wood fired vase was juried into "Visions in Clay", by juror Beth Ann Gerstein, who is the executive director of the American Museum of Ceramic Art. This exhibition will be held at the L. H. Horton, Jr. Gallery, located in the Delta Center for the Arts, San Joaquin Delta College, in Stockton, CA. Dates for this gallery exhibition are September 04th - 21st, 2018, with an opening reception being held on September 6th from 5 to 7 pm.
The show can be viewed online from August '18 through June '19 by clicking here: Visions in Clay


Kiln Firing
8/20/2018

I am always grateful when Mike Weber (WI) invites me to send a few pieces that I would like to have him fire. These two kurinuki chawan were fired this summer in his anagama. As Usual, Mike worked his fire magic!





 

Ceramics Monthly
8/17/2018

I am deeply honored to be one of twenty four selected artists to have a drinking vessel(s) chosen for Ceramic Monthly's September 2018 publication feature: Drink Up. The wood fired kurinuki sake cup, shown below, can be seen on page 37.


Shapes of Influence
8/17/2018

It is an honor to have been selected by juror Simon Levin to exhibit in Shapes of Influence, a biennial ceramics exhibition being held in the Springfield Art Association's M. G. Nelson Gallery, located in Springfield, IL. This show runs August 3rd through September 1st, and the wood fired kurinuki cup shown below is what I have in this exhibition.


Artist Residency
8/17/2018

Spending six weeks as a Resident Artist at STARworks Ceramics, in Star, NC, was an exceptional opportunity. I was there from July 05 through August 13th, and benefited tremendously from all that was available to me. The highlight was having numerous discussions with Takuro Shibata, director of all things clay. He is extremely knowledgeable on materials, and he guided me in making trial adjustments to my personal claybody using some of the local regional clay. Being able to work 8-10 hours a day, focusing solely on making work, was priceless. I was able to try some new ideas, as well as using numerous available claybodies. While I didn't fire any work during my stay, I will be able to see the results of my efforts this November when we fire Chris Gustin's kiln.


 

Alison Palmer Studio Workshop
8/17/2018

I had a wonderful experience teaching my workshop "Kurinuki: Something a Little Different" at Alison Palmer's studio in Kent, CT. This was a two-day affair (Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st), and the participants were very energetic and engaging, all producing excellent work. I appreciate everyone signing up and traveling their distances to attend. Alison and Steve were excellent hosts, and the studio space was perfect.



 

Crosscurrents
6/16/2018

I have been invited by Chris Gustin to participate in Crosscurrents: Movements in Contemporary Ceramics, an exhibition he has currated and being held at Highfield Hall, located in Falmouth, MA. Exhibition dates are June 24th - September 3rd, 2018. I will have this woodfired kurinuki chawan in the show...





Yunomi Invitational
4/30/2018

Its always a pleasure to be invited to participate in AKAR Gallery's Yunomi Invitational. This will be their 12th year hosting what is certainly the premier yunomi show in the USA. It opens May 18th, online, at 10:00 am CST. These are the five wood fired kurinuki yunomi I have in this year's exhibition:










International Tea Bowl Exhibition
4/26/2018

It is an honor to have been invited to participate in an international tea bowl exhibition at The Stratford Gallery (UK) in November of this year. There are five others from the USA: Chris Gustin, Mitch Iburg, Akira Satake, Jeff Shapiro, and Jack Troy. What fabulous company to be associated with! 
This is one of the wood fired kurinuki chawan I will be exhibiting...


Tokkuri Invitational
4/16/2018

I have been invited to be part of the exhibition Shibori/Tokkuri: Virtuosity and Chance in Two Art Forms, being shown at The Island Gallery, located in Bainbridge Island, WA. The opening will be Friday, May 4th, 2018. These are two wood fired kurinuki sake flasks that I will be exhibiting...




 

Summer Residency
4/2/2018

I am thrilled to have been awarded a residency at STARworks for this summer 2018. Not only will I be back in my old stomping grounds…I lived in the Seagrove, NC area for 18 years…but I will have the time and space to work on new ceramic endeavors, utilizing the native NC wild clays that are produced there.


 

Contemporary Clay
3/24/2018

This wood fired vase was recently selected for exhibition in Contemporary Clay 2018, being held at The Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO. The exhibition runs May 11th - June 23rd, 2018.


Atmospheric
3/24/2018

The wood fired "Sake Cup" shown below was selected for exhibition in  Atmospheric, a show dedicated to vessel-based and sculptural works fired in atmospheric firing types (wood, reduction, raku, pit or salt/soda firings). It is being held at the Clay Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, and runs May 4th - 26th, 2018.


Teabowl Exhibition
3/9/2018

It is a pleasure to be exhibiting in The Teabowl: East and West, being held at Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA. This exhibition showcases an international grouping teabowls, and runs from March 01 – 30, 2018. These are the two wood fired kurinuki chawan I have in this show… 
http://www.lacostegallery.com 




Tea Bowl Lecture
3/2/2018

Last evening (03-01-2018), Dr. Bonnie Kenske (UK), artist, writer, and author of “The Tea Bowl: East and West”, presented the first of several gallery lectures here in the US at Lacoste Gallery (Concord, MA). I was unable to attend, but did watch it on the live Face Book stream, and what a pleasant surprise to see my chawan flash up on the screen!




San Angelo National
3/1/2018

The wood fired "Bud Vase" shown below was selected for exhibition in the 22nd San Angelo (TX) National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, which runs April 20th - June 24th, 2018. The juror, Peter Held, selected 111 works by 103 artists from a total of 865 pieces submitted.


 

Cavin-Morris Gallery, NYC
2/28/2018

It is a great pleasure to now be associated with Cavin-Morris Gallery, located in the Chelsea district of New York City. This is a top-notch gallery for contemporary ceramics, both functional and non-functional, showing work by Western ceramic artists, as well as works by artists from Japan, Korea, and China. A link to my work that is currently available through the gallery is active in the News Heading above. 


 

TEA
1/20/2018

The following wood fired pieces will be shown in TEA II, an exhibition of ceramic vessels used in the many aspects of making, serving, and drinking tea. It is being presented by Schaller Gallery, 210 State Street, Saint Joseph, MI, and will run February 5th - March 3rd, 2018.








International Cup
1/9/2018

This wood fired kurinuki sake cup will be exhibited in International Cup 2018, being held February 4th - 23rd at the Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne Street, Missoula, MT.