Posts Tagged 'wood firing'

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 .

Lucien Koonce: May 2010 woodfiring with Chris Gustin and Jeff Shapiro

We loaded the anagama kiln at Chris Gustin’s studio in South Dartmouth, MA last month (May) for three days, then fired for six days. Jeff Shapiro drove down from his studio in Accord, NY to load and fire with us.

Chris Gustin and Jeff Shapiro inside anagama kiln

We unloaded this past Saturday (June 12th); there were spectacular firing results. Here are a few of my pieces from this kiln load:


Sake Bottle

Sake Cup


There is an exhibition, entitled Friends of Fire, of select works from this anagama wood firing. It will be shown at Gustin Gallery from June 19th – July 18th. The opening reception is 5 – 8pm, Saturday, June 19th. Gallery location is 231 Horseneck Rd., South Dartmouth, MA; phone number is 508-636-6213. Hours are M – F, 11am – 5pm; weekends are by chance or appointment.