Archive for July, 2011

News from the Studio of Lucien Koonce in Haydenville

Two juried shows to mention…currently I am in Atmospheric Fired out in Carbondale, CO at the Carbondale Clay Center. These two  pieces were selected for exhibition…

Hand carved and hollowed wood fired sake flask

Tokkuri (Sake Flask)

Hand carved and hollowed wood fired tea bowl


Going to Strictly Functional Pottery National, to be held Sept. 24 – November 06, 2011 in Lancaster, PA is this guinomi (sake cup):


 The June wood firing of the anagama at Chris Gustin’s studio in South Dartmouth, MA was a great success. Here are a few images of pieces from the kiln:

Tea Caddy


Black Seto Guinomi




Additional images of pieces from this firing can be seen on my blog at , as well as a short video clip showing the process of pulling the black seto guinomi (above) out of the kiln at 2300 degrees F and immersing it into water…hikidashi .