Posts Tagged 'Ceramic Art'

News from the Studio of Lucien Koonce in Haydenville

2012 has started off being very active for me as far as exhibitions go. 8 Fluid Ounces 2012, a national juried/invitational exhibition of ceramic cups, juried by Kristen Kieffer, was from January 25 – February 25, 2012, hosted by Louisiana State University School of Art.  International Cup 2012, an international ceramic cup competition, juried by Jayson Lawfer and Emily Schroeder, was from February 02 – February 24 at the Clay Studio of Missoula. Cups of Fire, a national ceramic cup competition, juried by Susan Beiner, was on view from March 29 – February 25, 2012 at the Clay Gallery in Ann Arbor, MI. Currently I am exhibiting in Daily Companions, hosted by Baltimore Clayworks (juried by Linda Christianson and John Wilson), from March 3rd- April 14th, 2012.

I have the pleasure to participate in three invitational ceramics exhibitions that are in conjunction with NCECA’s annual conference, being held in the city of Seattle, WA. from March 28 to March 31. This conference (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) is the largest gathering of Ceramics educators, artists, craftspeople, collectors and enthusiasts in the USA, and possibly the world.

KOBO Gallery, in Seattle, is hosting a sake vessel exhibition, curated by John Dix of Japan. Entitled, “Ocean in a Cup: Contemporary Sake Vessels from Japan and America“, it features the works of approximately 10 American and 10 Japanese artists.

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 POTS Gallery, in Seattle, is hosting an exhibition entitled, “100 Wood-Fired Cups“, curated by Chuck Hindes and Peter Olsen. The show opened on March 2nd, and runs through April 6.

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An international exhibition of chawan, entitled “From the Center to the Edge“, showcases the tea bowls of  25 – 30 artists from Japan, Korea, Europe and the USA. Curated by Rob Fornell and Rick Mahaffey, the show will be on view  March 26 – March 30 at TCC Gallery, Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA. Afterwards, selected works will travel to New York City and be shown at Calvin-Morris Gallery.  

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News from the Studio of Lucien Koonce in Haydenville

3rd Annual National Juried Cup Exhibition

This sake cup (guinomi) will be exhibited in LUX Center for the Arts’ Third Annual National Juried Cup Exhibition.The show will be held March 4th – April 30th, 2011. LUX Center is located in historic University Place at 2601 N. 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68504( phone: 402-466-8692). There will be an opening reception on March 4th from 5-8pm. This exhibition was juried by Julia Galloway, and can be viewed online here: LUX CUP SHOW

Wood fired Sake Cup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2011 Yunomi Invitational

The two pieces below are part of my selection of five yunomi that will be included in this year’s AKAR Gallery 2011 Yunomi Invitational. This is an invitational that features 200 ceramicists, each providing 5 yunomi…and that’s a lot of tea cups! The gallery is located in Iowa City, IA, my old graduate school stomping ground (U of IA). Pieces can be viewed and purchased on-line, and you have to be registered to log in and make purchases. This exhibition runs 3/25/2011 – 4/4/2011. AKAR’s web site is http://www.akardesign.com/

Wood fired Yunomi

 

Wood fired Yunomi

News from the Studio of Lucien Koonce in Haydenville

The two pieces below were recently juried into the Second Annual Muddy’s Wood Fire Classic:

Natural Ash Glazed Tokkuri (Sake Bottle)

Oni Shino Chawan (Tea Bowl)

This exhibition, showcasing wood fired ceramics, will be shown at The Meyers Gallery, 2610 S. Halladay Street, Santa Ana, CA. The show dates are November 13 – December 21, 2010. There will be an artists’ reception on December 4th. The show can be viewed online at: http://picasaweb.google.com/ginamyers23/2ndAnnualMuddySWoodFIreClassic?feat=directlink

This piece was juried into the Third Annual Cup Show: Form and Fuction:

Wood Fired Tea Cup

The show will be exhibited in the Amelia G. Tapper Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Gulf Coast Community College, 5230 West Highway 98, Panama City, FL, from November 12 – December 3, 2010. An opening reception will be held Friday, November 12, 2010 from 5-7 pm.

Pet Shop Quartet

Pet shop quartet

My First Blog Entry- Dogs, Pigs, and Pots

Today I unloaded the cutest kiln load yet–containing 3 dogs and a pig.  They are sitting on my wedging table looking like a pet shop quartet.  And they made it through with no broken ears (the most delicate part). That’s an accomplishment. I’ll try to post a picture tomorrow.

I’m firing my last load of work tonight–a batch of majolica glazed terra cotta painted with bright (I hope) colors.  I dragged along some unglazed terra cotta teapots and sugars and creamers, and unused bags of terra cotta clay in my last move. I’m moving my studio (to my new and improved location on Bridge St. in Shelburne Falls) next week, and couldn’t stand to move that unfinished work again.  So I threw some mugs, made some tiles and platters, and will have it done just in time for the pottery trail.  Can’t wait to see how this experimental stuff comes out!  

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Blog Beginnings for a Potters Guild

WELCOME to our new blog site, also known as a GLOG, or group blog. 

We are a group of professional pottters from Western Massachusetts.  Some of us have been potters for over forty years, and some of us are just starting our careers…  I fall somewhere in the middle.  I’m Lucy Fagella, you may have read my own blog at lucyfagellapottery.  I enjoy sharing my work through my blog, and thought it would be a good idea to have a group blog with our local potters guild…  our members agreed.  So, I am the creator and administrator of this blog/glog.  The guild members will post updates when they are moved to do so.  Here we will  keep you up to date on our events, and workshops, and have links to our websites.  We are still in process… some of our pages are ready for viewing so take a look… there will be more soon! 

One thing we all want to share with you right now is an invite to our 5th annual Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

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