LUCIEN KOONCE ceramics

News Archive
2019
2018
NYC Exhibition
4/4/2019

I will be exhibiting in a group show, April 25 - May 26th, entitled "Rough Stuff: A Celebration of Wild Surface". This exhibition will be at Cavin-Morris Gallery, located at 210 Eleventh Avenue, Suite 201, New York, NY. These are two wood fired pieces that I will have in this show.




Sushi, Sake, Tea
3/7/2019

I have been invited to exhibit in Schaller Gallery's (Saint Joseph, MI) upcoming exhibition "Sushi, Sake, Tea", which opens this coming April. My work will include three small sushi plates paired with chopsticks rests, four sake cups, and one sake flask. These are two of the pieces that will be shown.




  

National Clay Exhibition
2/25/2019

I am always pleased when I have the opportunity to exhibit in my native state of North Carolina, especially if it is where I lived for many years of my life, those two being Greenville, and the Robbins/Seagrove vicinity. This wood fired Ikebana vase will be shown in the "Art of Clay", at the North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC. The exhibition is in conjunction with the North Carolina Pottery Conference, and runs March 3rd - June 15th, 2019. An opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, March 3rd, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, and the public is invited to attend.


 

Sake Vessels Exhibition
1/29/2019

I am pleased to be curating my third sake vessels exhibition, this one being showcased at The Stratford Gallery in the UK. The exhibition will be titled, "The Sake Vessel: Contemporary Interpretations", and is slated to open mid-November of this year (2019). It will include 35 ceramicists from six countries, and there are plans to publish a full color exhibition catalog.

Here is the list of artists exhibiting:

USA
Joe Bruin
Rob Fornell
Anthony Gaudino
Mitch Iburg
Lucien Koonce
Dick Lehman
Kristin Muller
Tim Rowan
Akira Satake
Jeff Shapiro
Hitomi Shibata
Takuro Shibata
Mike Weber
 
UK
Eddie Curtis
Margaret Curtis
Lisa Hammond
Akiko Hirai
Phil Rogers
Sim Taylor
 
Sweden
David Louveau
 
New Zealand
Elena Renker
Aaron Scythe
 
Japan
Watanabe Akihiko
Ikeda Asato 
John Dix
Tomoo Hamada 
Shigemasa Higasheda
Osamu Inayoshi
Mami Kato
Hiromi Matsukawa
Ken Matsuzaki
Richard Milgrim
Yoca Muta
Koichi Nishi
 
Germany
Uwe Lollmann

November Anagama Firing
12/2/2018

Here are select works from November's firing of the Gustin anagama:





























 

Cassville Anagama
11/21/2018

A big "thank you" to Ken Birchell for woodfiring these three guinomi  in his anagama, located in Cassville, WI, this past September.





CHAWAN
10/2/2018

I have been invited to participate in CHAWAN, an international exhibition dedicated to the ceremonial tea bowl. With over thirty five global makers, this exhibition is being held at The Stratford Gallery, loacted in Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom.  The exhibtion is being opened by Dr. Bonnie Kemske, renowned ceramics writer, artist and author of "The Tea Bowl - East & West", which will take place on Saturday November 17th at 3:30pm. The show runs until December 5th, 2018. An exhibition catalog will be published, and the show will also be available for viewing online at http://www.thestratfordgallery.co.uk
These four wood fired kurinuki chawan are my submissions...












Cup XIV
9/13/2018

These five wood fired kurinuki cups are in Cup XIV: The Intimate Object, hosted by Charlie Cummings Gallery. There are over 1000 cups by 200 artists from 10 countries. The show runs October 6th - November 2nd, with an opening reception slated for Friday, October 5th from 6pm - 9pm. Located at 2040 NW 6th St., Gainesville, Florida, an online opening begins 12:00 pm EST on Saturday, October 6th. 
http://www.charliecummingsgallery.com











 

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!