Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Crave The Cup

These two wood fired pieces were recently selected for exhibition in Crave The Cup, being held May 1st – May 31st, 2015 at Victor F. Keen Gallery, 1511 South Main Street, Las Vegas, NV.

Hanten Guinomi

Oni Shino Yunomi

Monday, April 6, 2015

AKAR Yunomi Invitational

As spring rolls around, its time to get ready for AKAR Gallery's "Yunomi Invitational Exhibition". Unquestionably the premier cup exhibition in the USA, this annual show promises to showcase the widest selection of top quality pieces for drinking. AKAR Gallery, located in Iowa City, IA, hosts this show on-line, and the work can be viewed and purchased through their website. You have to be registered to "log in" for making purchases, but not to view the yunomi. This exhibition runs May 15th - June 05th. On-line purchasing begins at 10:00 AM, CST, on the 15th (May). AKAR's web site link is  http://www.akardesign.com 
These five wood fired yunomi are my selection for this year's exhibition...






Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Teapots, Vessels, Flagons & Flasks

These two wood fired pieces were selected to be shown in "Teapots, Vessels, Flagons & Flasks", an exhibition of pourable containers made by contemporary American artists.
The show will be on view in Mill Gallery, Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT, from May 15 - June 14, 2015. There will be a public opening reception on Friday, May 15, 5 - 7 pm.

Tokkuri (Sake Flask)

Katakuchi (Cold Sake Pourer)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Anagama Firing...March 2015


Pre-firing
Post-firing
Gustin's anagama was fired March 10th - 15th as a pre-event to NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts). Along with regular crew members, were invited guests Dan Anderson, John Balistreri, Barry Bartlett, Doug Casebeer, Justin Lambert, Jan and Randy Johnston, Matt Long, John DeWeese, and Arnie Zimmerman.


 The kiln opening revealed a fantastic firing, and was attended by many who were at the conference March 25th - 28th in Providence, RI. Here are some of my pieces from this firing...

Chawan

Yunomi

Yunomi

Yunomi

Sake Cup

Sake Cup

Sake Cup


Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Look for Website

I have re-designed my website to make it look, imo, cleaner and leaner. Please take a look: www.lucienkoonce.com

Friday, March 20, 2015

Purposeful Pottery

The following two wood fired pieces have been selected for exhibition in "Purposeful Pottery", being held at Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA. The dates for this show are Friday, April 17th - Saturday, May 30th, 2015. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 18th, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Guinomi w/ Biidoro

Katakuchi (Cold Sake Pourer)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

7th Annual National Juried Cup Exhibition

These two wood fired sake cups have been selected for exhibition in the 7th Annual National Juried Cup Exhibition, being held at LUX Center for the Arts; Lincoln, NE. Exhibition dates are April 3rd through May 30th in Folsom Gallery. An opening reception is slated for the evening of April 3rd from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Brian Harper was the juror.
The show can be viewed online by clicking: HERE

Guinomi with Biidoro

Oni Shino Guinomi