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
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
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...
Monday, April 2, 2018
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
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
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
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!
Thursday, March 1, 2018
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.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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
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)|