News from the studio of Lucien Koonce in Haydenville

Wood-fired Chawan
Tea Bowl

 The tea bowl shown above was juried into the Third Lillstreet International Exhibition. It will be on view at Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL. from August 20th through September 15th, 2010. Titled “Oni-Shino Tea Bowl“, it was wood fired in an anagama kiln for six days on top of the firebox wall. There will be a closing reception on September 11th from 3 – 6 pm. The exhibition will also be available for viewing online at

This wood-fired piece, Small Cup, was recently juried into the 2nd Annual National Cup Show.

Wood-fired sake cup

Sake Cup

Juror Aymui Horie selected 41 pieces from nearly two hundred works. The exhibition will be on view at Barrett Art Center, 55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, NY from Saturday, September 4 through Saturday, October 2, 2010. An opening reception is slated for Saturday, September 4th from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The exhibition can be viewed on-line at BCW National Cup Show.

The two pieces shown below will be exhibited in DIRECTions, a national invitational and juried exhibition of functional and sculptural ceramic works made with native clays.


Sake Cup

Both vessels are made from a stoneware clay dug in the Seagrove, NC area. There were no additives to the clay, other than feldspar chips, to make these pieces; they were wood fired in an anagama kiln to c/12.
The show will be on view from September 10th – October 30th, 2010 in the Frankie G. Weems Gallery, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC.

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