Saturday, June 16, 2018


I have been invited by Chris Gustin to participate in "Crosscurrents: Movements in Contemporary Ceramics", an exhibition he has currated to be showcased in Highfield Hall, located in Falmouth, MA. Dates for this exhibition are June 24th - September 3rd, 2018. This wood fired chawan is the piece I will have in this show...

Monday, April 30, 2018

Yunomi Invitational

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:


Thursday, April 26, 2018

International Tea Bowl Exhibition

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 that I will be sending...

Monday, April 16, 2018

Tokkuri Invitational

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...

Mentori Tokkuri

Tri-Footed Tokkuri

Monday, April 2, 2018

Summer Residency

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.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Contemporary Clay

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.

Bud Vase


This wood fired sake cup was recently selected for exhibition in "Atmospheric", a show dedicated to both vessel-based and sculptural works fired in atmospheric firing types, i.e. wood, reduction, raku, pit, or salt/soda. It is being held at the Clay Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, and runs May 4th through  the 26th, 2018.


Friday, March 9, 2018

Teabowl Exhibition

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 of tea bowls, and runs March 01 - March 30, 2018. These are the two wood fired kurinuki chawan I have in this show...



Friday, March 2, 2018

Tea Bowl Lecture

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!

Screen shot


Thursday, March 1, 2018

San Angelo National

The wood fired piece 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.

Bud Vase

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cavin-Morris Gallery

It is a great pleasure to 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. This is the link to my personal page: Lucien Koonce

Sake Cup @ Cavin-Morris Gallery

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


I will be conducting a workshop this summer at The Alison Palmer Studio in South Kent, CT. Here is the link on their website to read what is shown below, a bit more clearly: The Alison Palmer Studio

Thursday, January 18, 2018


The following wood fired pieces will be shown in "TEA", 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.

Chaire (Tea Caddy)

Kogo (Incense Box)



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

International Cup

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.