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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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August 2014 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

In this Issue

1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2. Farraday Newsome: Work In-Progress for Clay Art Center, NY Show


3. Jeff Reich Exhibition Interwoven at Kean University, New Jersey


4. 50 from 6: Ceramics Invitational  at Southern Utah University


5. Gallery Five15 Exhibition Five15 to the Fifth, Phoenix, Arizona


  1. 6.Anderson Ranch 34th Annual Art Auction


7. Harris’s Hawks: Year-around Residents in the Sonoran Desert


8. Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden: Pluots

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

50 from 6: Ceramics Invitational  at Southern Utah University  

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Farraday Newsome: Work in Progress for Clay Art Center, NY Show

Anderson Ranch 34th Annual Art Auction

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Farraday Newsome, Darkness is a Garden, glazed terra cotta teapot, 9 x 12.5 x 9”, 2013

Farraday Newsome, Yellow Albarello with Oranges and Blue Moonsnails, glazed terra cotta, 2014


May 15 - August 24, 2014: Jeff Reich, Nancy Dryfoos Gallery, Kean University Galleries, Kean University, Union, New Jersey http://www.kean.edu/~gallery/


August 1- 30, 2014: Third Annual Five15 to the Fifth, Gallery Five15, Phoenix, Arizona


September 25 - November 8, 2014 : 50 From 6: Contemporary Ceramic Art From Six Rocky Mountain States, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah  https://www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery/


November 7 - 9, opening November 6, 2014: 21st Annual SOFA Chicago, Farraday Newsome represented by Katie Gingrass Gallery  http://www.gingrassgallery.com    http://www.sofaexpo.com


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

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

Jeff Reich, Interwoven, glazed stoneware, 18 x 17 x 14”, 2012

Gallery Five 15 Exhibition, Phoenix, Arizona

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Jeff Reich, Allthorn, glazed stoneware plate, 9” x 9”, 2012

This summer Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome will once again be participants in the Annual Art Auction at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado, which is very near Aspen. This will be the 34th year the event has been held. This year’s fundraiser will be on August 9, 2014.  Proceeds benefit the educational program at the highly regarded center.

http://www.andersonranch.org/news-and-events/annual-art-auction/


An albarello is a traditional Mediterranean jar form used historically for storing non-liquid pharmaceuticals such as gels and powders (before the era of plastic). A vessel for liquid medicine would have had a spout. When in use an albarello would be covered with labelled parchment paper tied securely with twine.

Jeff Reich Show “Interwoven” at Kean University, New Jersey through Summer 2014

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Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden: Pluots

Jeff Reich currently has a solo exhibition in the Nancy Dryfoos Gallery, Kean University Art Galleries, Kean University, New Jersey from May 15 through August 24, 2014.  The show, entitled Interwoven, consists of ten wall-hanging sculptures, including a triptych, and four standing sculptures. Jeff’s work is stoneware, glazed and fired to cone ten in a reducing gas kiln.

http://www.kean.edu/~gallery/Upcoming.html


Reich states,

The clay sculptures I create are inspired by natural formations, such as boulders fallen upon each other, or a tree’s erratic growth during drought.  Geometric forms allude to the manmade.  Leaning forms conjure images of tentative balance.


My glaze compositions consist of two-dimensional fields superimposed on the three-dimensional surface of the clay.  Windows of glaze drawings bring glimpses of repetitive plant forms.   Thorny, sometimes leafless plants, like Allthorn, adorn the surface by means of glaze sgraffitto. Textural glazes invoke thoughts of clay cracking on dry river beds.  Black reminds me of night when the desert is cooler. 


I grew up in Michigan surrounded by water.  Later, when I moved to Arizona, I was surrounded by mountains.  My choice of colors, glazes and form convey my interpretation of nature's presence around us.

Farraday Newsome and Jeff Reich are included in the upcoming invitational exhibition 50 from 6: Contemporary Ceramic Art from Six Rocky Mountain States. The show was curated by Southern Utah University’s Professor Susan Harris and Assistant Professor Russell Wrankle for the  Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah.


The show will run September 25 - November 8, 2014 and a catalog will be available.  https://www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery/index.html

Harris’s Hawks: Year-around Residents in the Sonoran Desert

Jeff Reich, right element of wall-hanging triptych Desert Emergence, glazed stoneware, 17 x 15 x 9”, 2014

White trilliums blooming in a birch forest on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during our recent visit.

Five15 Arts is hosting its third annual gallery invitational exhibition Five 15 to the Fifth. Five15 Arts is a contemporary art space cooperative located on Roosevelt Row, a downtown Phoenix arts district.  Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome are both participating.

We were invited  to show in the invitational by by Gallery Five15 member artist Susan Risi.

Photos below: Susan Risi, Extravagance series, 2010 


Five15 Arts
515 E. Roosevelt Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85004 www.five15arts.com

Five15 Arts presents: Third Annual Five15

August 2014

Five15 Arts is a member run art gallery in the heart of downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row Gallery District. For the third year in a row, our members will be exhibiting alongside five other artists they’ve invited to participate. All the artwork will be 12”x12”, resulting in a diverse salon style exhibition with over sixty works of art. We hope you’ll join us!

First Friday Opening, August 1 from 6-10 PM Third Friday Reception, August 15 from 6-10 PM Saturdays from 1-5 PM

 

Farraday is currently making work for her upcoming one-person show at the Clay Art Center Gallery in Port Chester, New York which will open in May 2015.  The large jar below will be titled Night’s Forest.

Farraday coil threw the jar itself on an electric wheel, which means she threw the jar to a certain height, then added coils and kept throwing to make it taller. In the photos below she is working on the subsequent hand-building: attaching three dimensional (high relief) imagery of deer, a bobcat, pinecones, and leaves by first scoring (scratching deeply), then slipping (slathering on thickly liquid clay that acts as a glue) the surfaces of the jar and the add-on forms before pressing them together.

Here she is adding a slab-formed ear to the bobcat’s head.

Farraday has pressed on and smoothed the joinery of the bobcat’s head with her right hand while steadying the jar with her left hand on a deer.

The jar’s lid was also thrown on an electric wheel. Farraday  attached the bird and leaves at the leatherhard (moist but firm clay) stage.  In this photo the lid is placed on the jar to check for fit and to make sure the jar’s three-dimensional imagery is clear of the lids flaring edge.

The wet clay work is done. Each of the high relief elements is hollow, so a pinhole has been poked into each shape to allow pressure and steam to escape during the firings. The piece will be wrapped in cotton muslin and thin plastic to slowly dry over the coming weeks.

Farraday Newsome working on Night’s Forest, a large lidded jar with high relief forest imagery.

Photo above: Jeff Reich, Agave Platter, glazed stoneware,12.5 x 12.5 x 1.5”, 2009 


Photo to left: Farraday Newsome, Open Cocoon, glazed terra cotta, 14 x 12 x 8”, 2014

The only fruit trees with ripening fruit now are our fig trees and our Flavor Genade Pluot.  The pluot (in photo above) is a hybrid developed by Zaiger Genetics in  Modesto, California.  http://www.zaigersa.co.za. It is genetically 75% plum and 25% apricot, with green skin and yellow flesh. This fruit is nicely sweet and juicy, which is great in the heat. It’s the middle of summer here in the  Sonoran desert: when Jeff got up to run this morning (July 23) at 4:30am it was already 95 F out and we’re expecting a high of 114 F, so these trees are amazing and welcome!

Even at the height of our Sonoran heat, the Harris’s hawks remain as permanent residents. Harris’s hawks are unusual in that they hunt in packs that usually consist of adults and their offspring. Because of their remarkably social nature, these hawks are increasingly trained in the sport of falconry.


The Harris’s hawks in our yard at Indigo Street Pottery are generally hunting lizards or small mammals such as ground squirrels. This one gave me the distinctively raspy, pissed-off call that has led us to call them “hangry hawks” (hungry and angry) when we get in their space while they are hunting.

To hear their call, click on “Listen” at this site .