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October 2011 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

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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 2017 Newsletter

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In this Issue


1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2. Sixth Annual Five15 to the Fifth Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ


3. Material Impulse: A Confluence of Clay Artists, Santa Fe, NM


4. A Visit to Peters Projects, Santa Fe, NM


5. Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden

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A Visit to Peters Projects, Santa Fe NM

July 7 - August, 2017: Sixth Annual Five15 to the Fifth, 515 Arts Gallery, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, Arizona https://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/gallery/


December 2-3 & 9-10, 2017: Indigo Street Pottery 2017 Holiday Studio Sale, Saturdays 10am- 4pm, Sundays 12pm - 4pm, at our home studio

Jeff Reich, right, with Robert Michael Siracusa, guest curator of the recent exhibition Material Impulse: A Confluence of Clay Artists at GVG Contemporary, Santa Fe. The show featured five Arizona artists: Jeff Reich, Farraday Newsome, Ben Roti, Novie Trump, and Magda Gluszek. This photo shows Reich and Newsome’s work installed among paintings and furniture by gallery owners/artists Blair Vaughn-Gruler and her husband Ernst Gruler.

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Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden

There are two phases of summer in the low desert: the dry, hot months of May, June and early July followed by the hot, humid, rainy months of later July, August and early September.  The rainy season is brought on by a change in wind direction, a true monsoon. We recently emerged from the hot weeks of early summer, when temperatures soared to 120F. Now the skies fill with clouds most evenings, bringing the strongest rainstorms of the year and somewhat lower temperatures. 


Only the toughest, most heat-tolerant plants produce during the summer. We are picking figs and pluots (a hybrid of plum and apricot) daily and recently finished picking peaches. The fruit in this photo is in a lovely dish by Halldor Hjalmarson, a longtime potter whose studio is in historic downtown Phoenix.  http://www.claybeware.com/www.claybeware.com/Intro.html

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Sixth Annual Five15 to the Fifth Exhibition

Five15 Arts Gallery has temporarily moved from Roosevelt St. to the Phoenix Center for the Arts Gallery. Five15 Arts Gallery is an artist-run, cooperative gallery. It continues its traditional summer invitational show with the current Sixth Annual Five15 to the Fifth. Each of the gallery’s ten members invites five local artists. Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome are pleased to have once again been invited by co-op member Susan Risi http://www.five15arts.com/susan-risi.


Where: Five15 Arts Gallery, Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, Arizona 85004

When: July 7 - end of August 2017

Farraday Newsome, Unseen Drift Through Immutable Clay, glazed terra cotta, 13 x 8 x 8, 2015

Jeff Reich, Agave Field, stoneware, 21” x 12 x 10”, 2017

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Material Impulse: A Confluence of Clay Artists,

GVG Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

GVG Contemporary of Santa Fe, New Mexico recently featured Arizona artists Novie Trump, Magda Gluszek, Ben Roti, Farraday Newsome, and Jeff Reich in the exhibition Material Impulse: A Confluence of Ceramic Artists.  The show was guest curated by Robert Michael Siracusa, director of ARC Contemporary Fine Art in Cottonwood, Arizona. It was installed among paintings by gallery artists and owner Blair Vaughn-Gruler, amidst  furniture by gallery owner Ernst Gruler. 

Photo above right, left to right: Material Impulse guest curator Robert Michael Siracusa, GVG Contemporary gallery owners Blair Vaughn-Gruler and Ernst Gruler.

http://gvgcontemporary.com/material-impulse-a-confluence-of-clay-artists/             

GVG Contemporary with Farraday Newsome’s Night Forest, a black & white glazed earthenware jar in the foreground. Newsome’s jar is on a metal table by artist Ernst Gruler. To the right is a painting, Tetras, by Blair Vaughn-Gruler

Jeff Reich’s sculpture Interwoven is displayed on a pedestal by Ernst Gruler near the painting Electricity by Blair Vaughn-Gruler. Ernst and Blair are the artist couple who own and run GVG Contemporary.

Magda Gluszek and her figurative sculpture Can’t See the Forest for the Trees, stoneware, underglaze, fabric and paint. Gluszek’s Oh Honey sculpture is in the background.

Magda Gluszek’s sculpture Oh Honey, stoneware, underglaze, fabric and paint, amidst the well-attended show opening.

Novie Trump to the right, talking with gallery owner Blair Vaughn-Gruler, center.

Novie Trump, In a Fathom’s Compass Lie Thoughts..., wall piece, stoneware, porcelain, glass antique compass.

Left: Ben Roti, Murrine Platter, low-fire earthenware

Center:  Ben Roti, Iridium Tower, low-fire earthenware;

Right: Kathleen Hope’s Correlations, encaustic and mixed media on panel

Left: Farraday Newsome, Fern Bird, Unseen Drift series, glazed terra cotta

Right: Jeff Reich, Winter Thorn, stoneware

While we were in Santa Fe one of our favorite shows was Daniel Johnston’s Installation (906-955) White to Black at Peters Projects.

http://www.petersprojects.com/daniel-johnston-installation-906955-white-to-black

Johnston trained as a high volume production potter in North Carolina, later apprenticing  with studio potter Mark Hewitt https://hewittpottery.com.

Visitors enter the installation through an antechamber that is densely installed with thrown, wood-fired, stoneware Pillars that create an atmosphere of meditative, somber reflection.

The main installation is a spiraling wooden passage housing fifty large lidded jars. As the viewer walks the passage the dotted surfaces of the jars, conceived as pixels, shift steadily and inexorably from densely dotted white to phases of mostly white with some black, to mostly black with some white, until finally, journey completed, ending with a solid black jar.

The Peters Projects website describes the installation:

The groundbreaking Installation (906 - 955) White to Black at Peters Projects (June 2 – August 26, 2017) is by North Carolina’s Daniel Johnston, both the leading exponent of that State’s traditional pottery and its most avant-garde artist. The installation consists of 50 large jars lining a custom-built corridor extending from the front to the back entrance of the gallery, transforming the gallery space itself. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Friday, June 2, 5-7 pm.


One half of the corridor will be constructed of charred black wooden slats. As this corridor curves toward the center of the installation, the row of vessels appear beginning with a stark white jar, and each consecutive jar becomes darker as one walks through the structure.

At the very center of the space, the corridor changes directions and the exterior wall will become the interior wall. In contrast to the burnt wooden slats, this reverse side of the same wooden wall is whitewashed and the surface of the jars continue to shift from light to dark, ending in a white space with a “solid” black jar.

Walking through this installation is transformative; 50 jars rest on a continuous curving bench 3' from the ground, placing them intimately close and slightly above eye level. The light flickers through vertical spacing between the wooden slats, landing high on the shoulders of the massive vessels.

A schematic of the wooden structure through which the viewer walks. Photo courtesy of Peters Projects.

These four stills are from the video accompanying the exhibit. Johnson coil-threw and fired the stoneware jars in his North Carolina studio http://danieljohnstonpottery.com.

Embracing Night, a black and white lidded box by Farraday Newsome displayed with paintings by Blair Vaughn-Gruler