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October 2011 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter! It is part of our website indigostreetpottery.com , which you can browse from this page if you click on the subjects in the header. We write here about our studio, arts events, projects, studios of our friends, garden musings, and whatever else strikes our fancy. Hope you enjoy it!



August 13, 2011: 2011 Annual Art Auction, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, Colorado www.andersonranch.org


May of 2012: Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome, 2-person exhibition, Plinth Gallery, Denver, Colorado http://plinthgallery.com/

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April 2015 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

In this Issue

1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2.  Jeff Reich Large New Sculpture In Progress


3. Contemporary Forum of the Phoenix Art Museum Visits Indigo Street Pottery


4. Santa Fe Clay La Mesa at NCECA 2015


5. Farraday Newsome Solo Show and Workshop at the Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY


6. Farraday Newsome will Teach a 2015 Summer Workshop at Santa Fe Clay

 

7. Our Work at the Arizona State University Art Museum Shop at the Brickyard


8. Indigo Street Pottery Native Landscape


9. Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden

Welcome to our monthly newsletter! It is part of our website indigostreetpottery.com , which you can browse from this page if you click on the subjects in the header. We write here about our studio, arts events, projects, studios of our friends, garden musings, and whatever else strikes our fancy. Hope you enjoy it!

Indigo Street Pottery Calendar

Farraday Newsome Week-long Workshop at Santa Fe Clay Summer 2015

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Our work at the Arizona State University Art Museum Shop at the Brickyard, Tempe AZ

Indigo Street Pottery Native Landscape

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Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden

A totem cactus (Lophocereus schotti, forma monstrosus) emerging from a bower of our Blue Palo Verde in full yellow bloom. The shot of red is provided by a Baja Fairy Duster (Calliandra californica).









Farraday Newsome

Florabundance!

July 20 – 24, 2015 

Some handbuilding experience necessary.

Farraday Newsome is known for her vessels that are exuberantly developed with three-dimensional imagery, and sumptuously glazed with a colorful variant of the maiolica technique. Her subject matter is primarily drawn from nature, and her surfaces are vivid and painterly. In this workshop, participants will begin by constructing a sample high-relief wall tile from red terra cotta clay to be used for experimentation with richly saturated, glassy and colorful maiolica glazes by week’s end. Participants will then spend the week constructing a larger slab-built vessel form that will be developed three-dimensionally with press-molded elements and additions. Boxes, teapots, bowls and vase forms all lend themselves to the sculptural possibilities of this building method.

Farraday Newsome received her BA in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and her MA in Art with a Ceramics Emphasis from San Francisco State University. Newsome’s work can be found in many public collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Long Beach Museum of Art and the Arizona State University Fine Art Museum. She exhibits and lectures extensively, is an instructor at the Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ, and has served on the Artist’s Advisory Board of the Ceramic Research Center at ASU in Tempe, AZ. Farraday and her husband, Jeff Reich, own and operate Indigo Street Pottery in Mesa, AZ.

 

 

October  5, 2014 - April 19, 2015: The Seven Cs of Arizona, Terminal 4 Gallery, Phoenix Airport Museum, Phoenix, Arizona


April 17 - May 30, 2015: Summer Preview Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico

http://www.santafeclay.com


May 16 - July 5, 2015: Farraday Newsome, Unseen Drift, Clay Art Center solo exhibition, Port Chester, New York

http://www.clayartcenter.org/default.asp


May 16 & 17, 2015: Farraday Newsome, Artist Workshop, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York http://www.clayartcenter.org/default.asp


June 19 - September 19, 2015: Birds of a Feather, Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, Arizona

http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/community-services/tempe-center-for-the-arts/gallery-at-tca


July 20 - 24, 2015: Farraday Newsome, Artist Workshop, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Clay, New Mexico  www.santafeclay.com


February - April 2016: Jeff Reich solo show, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, Arizona

http://www.mesaartscenter.com/art-exhibitions-contemporary-art-gallery.html


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Santa Fe Clay’s “La Mesa” at NCECA 2015 Providence, Rhode Island

Farraday Newsome showed The Solace of Spring, a lidded box, in Santa Fe Clay’s recent La Mesa exhibition during 2015 NCECA (National Conference for Education in the Ceramic Arts) 49th annual conference held in Providence, RI.

http://www.santafeclay.com

http://nceca.net/2015-providence/


Photo above: From the event, courtesy of fellow ceramic artists Sandy Blain http://www.sandyblain.com/home.html and Sandra Luehrsen www.sluehrstudios.com

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Farraday Newsome Solo Show and
Workshop at the Clay Art Center, New York

Farraday Newsome will have a solo exhibition Unseen Drift at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York, May 16th through July 4th, 2015.

http://www.clayartcenter.org/Farraday_Newsome_Unseen_Drift_s/526.htm


In conjunction with the show Farraday will be conducting a two-day, hands-on workshop May 16th and 17th.  For workshop information and registration:

http://www.clayartcenter.org/Workshops_s/73.htm


The Clay Art Center, http://www.clayartcenter.org/default.asp, is a non-profit organization, has been serving the Port Chester ceramics community for over fifty years.


Jeff Reich Large New Commission In Progress

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The Contemporary Forum of the Phoenix Art Museum Visits Indigo Street Pottery

Table work, left to right: Farraday Newsome, Jesse Armstrong (http://www.jessearmstrongart.com), and Jeff Reich.

Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome are pleased to now have their work represented by The Museum Shop of the Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University Art Museum at the Brickyard in downtown Tempe, Arizona.

http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/ceramicsresearchcenter/about.php

ASU Art Museum Brickyard, Ceramics Research Center


Mill Avenue and 7th Street

699 S. Mill Ave, Suite 108

Tempe, Ariz. 85281


Hours: Starting May 19, the Ceramics Research Center will use summer hours. Our summer hours on Tuesdays are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. We will return to our extended hours on Tuesday nights beginning August 25 with our Welcome Back Students party. Comment out regular hours for summer Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (May through August until 5 p.m.)

Wednesday–Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Additional educator hours by appointment: Mondays and before 11 a.m. Tuesday–Thursday

Closed: Sunday, Monday and holidays


Parking: Metered street parking is available adjacent to the Brickyard as is paid underground parking (enter on 6th or 7th Street). Park on level B1 and take the elevator to PL (plaza). The ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center and Brickyard Gallery is in the east end of building, near the courtyard fountains.

The Sonoran spring months of March and April are the most lush season in our kitchen garden. Any chance of frost is past and temperatures are moderate, not exceeding the 90’s. We are still harvesting winter vegetables such as lettuces and kale, although more and more are bolting (creating their flower stalk) in an effort to produce seed. Meanwhile, the young summer plantings of squash, beans, cucumbers, peppers are thriving and setting fruit.

Young fruit on the apple, apricot, plum, peach, nectarine and fig trees are developing rapidly and we will start enjoying them in a month or so.


By June we and the vegetables will settle in for the long heat of summer. Many of the summer vegetables, such as tomatoes and peppers, will hunker down simply to survive until temperatures drop in the fall and bring a second season of productivity. Only the most heat tolerant will actually thrive during our intense summer, notably eggplants, cowpeas and lima beans.


Our pomegranate tree is flowering beautifully now. The fruit will slowly grow through the summer and ripen in late fall.

Spring flowers like Nasturtiums and sweet peas co-exist nicely with red-stemmed Swiss Chard.

Photos above, left to right: Yellow and white freesia flowers bloom densely under the nectarine tree; the winter snow peas are yielding their last young pods; loquat fruits have set and will ripen to a succulent yellow-orange over the next few weeks.

The more than two hundred native trees that we planted over a decade ago are finally tall enough to give the shady, dense feeling of actual trees!  We, with the help of our dog Skye, have maintained many trails through the dense islands of plantings that provide habitat and food for native birds, insects and lizards.

Beautiful spring bloomers!

Left: Baby Bonnets (Coursetia glandulosa), native to the Sonoran desert.

Right: Naturalized native yellow and red Chuparosa (Justicia californica) have sprung up throughout the yard, providing a great food source of nectar for hummingbirds.

Farraday Newsome will be conducting a week-long workshop, July 20 - 24, 2015, at Santa Fe Clay as part of their celebrated Summer Workshop Series.  Her work will also be showcased in the Santa Fe Clay Gallery during that week.


Santa Fe Clay is a renowned ceramics-dedicated enterprise that houses studio space, gallery space and a ceramic supply store.

http://www.santafeclay.com

We had a great evening with the Contemporary Forum during their visit to our studio in February. The group asked interesting questions about both our studio and thought processes. The Contemporary Forum is an auxiliary group of the Phoenix Art Museum dedicated to raising money for museum acquisitions, contemporary exhibitions, support for artists, U.S. and foreign travel, gallery and salon events, architectural tours, and  arts lectures and films. Members enjoy numerous activities such as art lectures, artist studio visits, and art film screenings. New membership is welcomed!contemporaryforum.org

Farraday Newsome demonstrating her glazing technique during Contemporary Forum’s recent Indigo Street Pottery studio visit.

Jeff Reich is working on a large sculpture commission that will be installed in Carefree, Arizona. The piece consists of three stacking sections that will be stabilized by an internal rod and bolt system during installation.

This is the middle section of the sculpture. It has been bisque fired and Jeff has used a pencil to lay out his glaze painting composition. The pencil marks will burn out in the firing.

These are the middle and top sections of the sculpture bisqued and stacked to see them together for the first time! The middle section will fit into snugly into the top of the bottom section.

This is the bottom section of the sculpture. After drawing on it with pencil to lay out the composition, Jeff applied an area of black glaze. He then painted over the black glaze with wax to protect the raw glaze during further glaze color applications.

The heavy, large section was unloaded from the bisque kiln onto a hydraulic lift and will remain there while Jeff glazes. Once he has finished glazing, this section will be wheeled back to the kiln on the lift and loaded for a high firing to cone 10.

Photos above: Farraday Newsome, Seasons of Gain and Loss triptych, glazed terra cotta lidded boxes, together 18h x 37w x 13d”, 2015

Farraday glazing a black & white teapot for the show.