Monday, December 13, 2010

Gustin Kiln Firing: November 2010


The Gustin kiln in South Dartmouth, MA was loaded November 6th - 9th, and fired November 10th - 15th. Above is an image of the anagama before the side walls to the firebox were stacked. The chambers were unloaded Saturday, December 4th. Below is an image of the front stack fired:


During the firing of the anagama chamber, we introduced charcoal into the firebox; this was done at the end. You can see how this was done by watching the video below. A total of sixteen bags of natural charcoal were put into the kiln.

video

It was a very good firing...lots of ash and heat. Cone 12, the highest we had in the kiln, was close to a molten mass up front, which means we were close to, if not at, c/14. Here are some of my pieces from the anagama:

(This work is available for purchase; correspondence at lmkoonce@mindspring.com  for pricing, dimensions, descriptions, and more images of particular pieces).

Chawan (Tea Bowls)

SOLD

2

3

SOLD

SOLD

Tokkuri (Sake Flasks)

SOLD

2

SOLD

Guinomi (Sake Cups) 

1

2

SOLD
 
4

SOLD

 6

SOLD
  
8

SOLD

10

11

SOLD

13

14
 
15

16

17

18
19

20

Yunomi (Tea Cups)

SOLD

2013 Yunomi Invitational - AKAR Gallery




2013 Yunomi Invitational - AKAR Gallery

2013 Yunomi Invitational - AKAR Gallery



SOLD
 
SOLD

Bud Vase
NFS
On Exhibition

Incense Burners

SOLD

2

3

4
5







Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Third Annual Cup Show: Form and Fuction

This piece was juried into the Third Annual Cup Show: Form and Fuction:

Tea Cup

The show will be exhibited in the Amelia G. Tapper Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Gulf Coast Community College, 5230 West Highway 98, Panama City, FL, from November 12 - December 3, 2010. An opening reception will be held Friday, November 12, 2010 from 5-7 pm.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

2nd Annual Wood Fire Classic

The two pieces below were recently juried into the Second Annual Muddy's Wood Fire Classic:

Tokkuri





  



Chawan























This exhibition, showcasing wood fired ceramics, will be shown at The Meyers Gallery, 2610 S. Halladay Street, Santa Ana, CA. The show dates are November 13 - December 21, 2010. There will be an artists' reception on December 4th. View the exhibition online via this link: http://picasaweb.google.com/ginamyers23/2ndAnnualMuddySWoodFIreClassic?feat=directlink

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Loading and Firing with Jeff Shapiro

I recently had the special opportunity to help Jeff Shapiro load and fire his anagama kiln. Jeff is a true master at his art and my time spent there was like a one-on-one workshop, an unparalleled experience. I came away with a more grand awareness of firing with intent. Jeff's aesthetical approach to his work, both in the forming process, as well as towards firing, provided me with a deeper insight into the direction for my own work. 

Kiln stacked.

Jeff's wife Hinako stoking.

The results were quite spectacular, atleast from my aesthetical standpoint, and demonstrated what can be achieved from firing with wood. Prolonged heat and flame, ash, and coals can have an astounding effect on raw clay. Here are some of my pieces that came out of this firing:

Sake Cup


Sake Cup
SOLD

Sake Cup
SOLD

Sake Cup
NFS

Sake Cup

Sake Cup

Sake Cup

Sake Cup
SOLD
                                                                           
Tokkuri (sake bottle)

Kata Kuchi (cold sake pourer)

Small Plate

Yunomi

Yunomi

Tea Bowl

Summer Tea Bowl
NFS