Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Spectra

These two pieces will be in Spectra: A Survey of American Contemporary Wood Fired Ceramics at Morean Center for Clay. Curated by Seth Charles, this invitational exhibition will run December 5th, 2017 through January 30th, 2018. Exhibiting artists are : Peter Callas, Seth Charles, Linda Christianson, Trevor Dunn, Perry Haas, Stephen Heywood, Mitch Iburg, Bob Kirk, Lucien Koonce, Heidi Kreitchet, George McCauley, Dan Murphy, Ted Neal, Patrick Rademaker, Stephen Robison, Tim Rowan, Akira Satake, Matt Schiemann, Hitomi Shibata, Takuro Shibata, Lars Voltz, and Tara Wilson.

Vase

Yunomi

Best In Show

This wood fired tea bowl was awarded "Best in Show" in Shino Splendor, District Clay Gallery, Washington, DC, an exhibition dedicated to showing the diversity of Shino glazes.  It will travel to the Japanese Information and Cultural Center, Embassy of Japan, Washington, DC, for a short engagement, running October 31st - November 09th. Afterwards it will return to the District Clay Gallery until the show's closing on November 26th, 2017.

Chawan with Hobo Signs

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Honorable Mention

It is an honor to have been awarded an "Honorable Mention" for my chawan in the Workhouse Clay International 2017 exhibition. Given the incredible quality and diversity of work in this show, as well as knowing the extremely high aesthetics bar that juror Chris Gustin sets, I am very humbled. There were only five awards given (Best in Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place, and two Honorable Mentions), and its such a pleasure to have received one. This is the piece that was awarded, and was the only functional piece of the five...

Shizenyu Chawan


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Artful Ambiance now online

The sake vessels exhibition I curated for Schaller Gallery, "Artful Ambiance: Contemporary Sake Vessels with Character", is now online for viewing and purchasing work. Every piece in this show is excellent!

http://www.schallergallery.com/exhibition/387/Artful-Ambiance-Contemporary-Sak-Vessels-with-Character

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Shino Splendor

This wood fired kurinuki tea bowl..."Chawan with Hobo Signs"... will be shown in "Shino Splendor", an exhibition showcasing the beauty and complexity of Shino glazes. It will be held at District Clay Gallery, located in Washington, DC, from October 27th through November 26th, 2017.

Chawan with Hobo Signs



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Updates

I have had two site updates recently. My chawan page on Yakimoto has had a recent tea bowl added:
http://www.facebok.com/pg/Yakimono.ww/photos/?tab=album&album_id=651731088170372
and my page on Artaxis has been updated with current images:
 http://artaxis.org/lucien-koonce/

Monday, September 18, 2017

Exposure

It's always nice to get a bit of "exposure" in Ceramics Monthly magazine. This is from the October 2017 issue, page 14. My tea bowl (#1) was in the Workhouse Clay International.