Sunday, January 15, 2017

Available through Weyrich Gallery

Here is the link to my gallery page with Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, NM showing my available work:

http://www.weyrichgallery.com/artwork/artist/LucienKoonce

2935 D Louisiana Blvd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 883-7410
vtibbart@hotmail.com

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ceramics Monthly Article

It is a pleasure to be represented in Anthony Merino's article regarding April, 2016's sake vessels exhibition at Lacoste Gallery, curated by Jeff Shapiro. This article appears in the February, 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pgs. 52 - 55. Left to right: Lisa Hammond, myself, and Ryuichi Kakurezaki. This article can be viewed online by clicking: HERE

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Vessels

These two kurinuki wood fired pieces were selected for exhibition in "Vessels: Interpretations and Iterations", being held at MANTLE Gallery, 506 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY, from February 1st - 28th.

Guinomi

Yunomi

Monday, January 2, 2017

Available through Lacoste Gallery

These six wood fired pieces have recently been sent to Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA, and are currently available.

25 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742
Tele. (978) 369-0278
info@lacostegallery.com
http://www.lacostegallery.com/dynamic/artist.asp?artistid=249

Chawan (w/ wooden box)

Guinomi

Guinomi

Guinomi

Guinomi

Tokkuri

Available through The Nevica Project

These five wood fired pieces have recently been sent to The Nevica Project, in Chicago, IL, and are available for purchase.

3717 N. Ravenswood, Unit 115W, Chicago, IL 60613
Tele. (406) 360-0164
info@thenevicaproject.com
 

Tokkuri

Yunomi

Guinomi

Guinomi

Guinomi
















Monday, December 5, 2016

November's Anagama Firing

The Gustin anagama was fired in November. Here are a few of the pieces that I had in the kiln.

Tea Bowl

Tea Bowl

Sake Cup

Sake Cup

Yunomi

Yunomi

Sake Flask

Sake Flask

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Refires

I rarely have a piece come out of a wood firing that I am completely pleased with. It does occur, but not often, and certainly not in high numbers. What I am looking for out of a firing is depth and variation of surface, or "landscape", as a piece is rotated 360 degrees. Refiring provides the opportunity for a piece to obtain this. The first image below is an example of a sake cup that was initally fired on the side wall of the anagama firebox. It achieved superior ash melt, but I find it to be lackluster in surface variation. Thus, a prime candidate for refiring! The second image is after a second firing, and exemplifies the aesthetics I am seeking.

First firing

Second firing