LUCIEN KOONCE ceramics

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Ceramics Monthly
8/17/2018

I am deeply honored to be one of twenty four selected artists to have a drinking vessel(s) chosen for Ceramic Monthly's September 2018 publication feature: Drink Up. The wood fired kurinuki sake cup, shown below, can be seen on page 37.


Shapes of Influence
8/17/2018

It is an honor to have been selected by juror Simon Levin to exhibit in Shapes of Influence, a biennial ceramics exhibition being held in the Springfield Art Association's M. G. Nelson Gallery, located in Springfield, IL. This show runs August 3rd through September 1st, and the wood fired kurinuki cup shown below is what I have in this exhibition.


Artist Residency
8/17/2018

Spending six weeks as a Resident Artist at STARworks Ceramics, in Star, NC, was an exceptional opportunity. I was there from July 05 through August 13th, and benefited tremendously from all that was available to me. The highlight was having numerous discussions with Takuro Shibata, director of all things clay. He is extremely knowledgeable on materials, and he guided me in making trial adjustments to my personal claybody using some of the local regional clay. Being able to work 8-10 hours a day, focusing solely on making work, was priceless. I was able to try some new ideas, as well as using numerous available claybodies. While I didn't fire any work during my stay, I will be able to see the results of my efforts this November when we fire Chris Gustin's kiln.


 

Alison Palmer Studio Workshop
8/17/2018

I had a wonderful experience teaching my workshop "Kurinuki: Something a Little Different" at Alison Palmer's studio in Kent, CT. This was a two-day affair (Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st), and the participants were very energetic and engaging, all producing excellent work. I appreciate everyone signing up and traveling their distances to attend. Alison and Steve were excellent hosts, and the studio space was perfect.



 

Crosscurrents
6/16/2018

I have been invited by Chris Gustin to participate in Crosscurrents: Movements in Contemporary Ceramics, an exhibition he has currated and being held at Highfield Hall, located in Falmouth, MA. Exhibition dates are June 24th - September 3rd, 2018. I will have this woodfired kurinuki chawan in the show...





Yunomi Invitational
4/30/2018

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:










International Tea Bowl Exhibition
4/26/2018

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 I will be exhibiting...


Tokkuri Invitational
4/16/2018

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...




 

Summer Residency
4/2/2018

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.


 

Contemporary Clay
3/24/2018

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.