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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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January 2015 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

In this Issue

1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2. 36th Annual Contemporary Crafts at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum


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


4.  Farraday Newsome Workshop at Santa Fe Clay, Summer 2015

 

5.  Jeff  Runs Fiesta Half Marathon, Phoenix, Arizona


6.  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 Workshop at Santa Fe Clay, Summer 2015

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

Desert Running: Jeff Reich Runs Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon, Phoenix, Arizona

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Happy New Year!

Jeff’s daughter, Deanna Reich, took this photo while we three were on our annual Christmas Day hike in the beautiful Usery Mountain Regional Park, just a few miles east of our home and studio. The rugged Superstition Mountains loom in the background.

36th Annual Contemporary Crafts at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

Farraday Newsome, Tender Moonlight Cloud Tile, wall-hanging glazed terra cotta, 13 x 13.5 x 4”, 2012




Farraday Newsome

Florabundance!

July 20 – 24 

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


January 2 - January 30, 2015 : Arizona State University CRC Ceramic Studio Tour Preview Exhibition, Night Gallery, Tempe Marketplace, Tempe, Arizona  http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/community/partnerships/night_gallery.php


February 18 - April 5, 2015:  36th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona http://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/museum/upcoming-art-exhibits/36thcrafts


February 21 & 22, 2015, 10 a.m.– 5p.m. both days: ASU Art Museum Ceramic Research Center’s 14th Annual Ceramic Studio Tour.  Indigo Street Pottery is a site with host artists Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome, and guest artists Jesse Armstrong and Tiffany Bailey.

asuartmuseum.asu.edu/ceramicsresearchcenter


March 25 - 28, 2015: La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA 2015, Providence, Rhode Island

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


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

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


As described in the Santa Fe Clay  website:


Santa Fe Clay occupies a 10,000 square-foot warehouse in the historic Railyard District in downtown Santa Fe. Our facility includes a complete retail supply business, gallery, and fully equipped studio. It is also home to twenty resident ceramic artists. Our year-round classes and workshops provide an inspirational and creative environment for students ranging from children to adults, from beginners to professionals. Through our Summer Workshop Program, and our reputation has been firmly established for bringing quality programming, including nationally recognized artists, to the Santa Fe area. Our elegant 1100 square foot gallery enhances the scope of the Southwest’s most complete Ceramic Art Center. We are open to the public year-round and visitors are always welcome to tour the shop, gallery and studios.



The information below is also from the Santa Fe Clay website,

http://www.santafeclay.com

Farraday Newsome: Unseen Drift

solo exhibition featuring the decorative terracotta and majolica vessels and sculpture of Arizona artist Farraday Newsome


May 16 - July 4, 2015


Artist Statement




My home and studio are in the Sonoran desert city of Mesa, Arizona. I share my studio with fellow ceramic artist and husband, Jeff Reich.


I have worked within the format of the vessel for over twenty years, exploring ideas of lushness, sadness, time, and grace. My surfaces are very painterly. I am interested in the combination of painterly space with the actual space of the three-dimensional piece. For the past five or six years I have been glazing fields of natural and artificial objects that have personal symbolic meaning . These are generally familiar objects, such as watches, fruit, dice, shells, seedpods, eyeglasses, bones and insects. My personal narrative becomes a freeform drift open to association.


My clay is a red terra cotta. The first layer on my bisqueware is a coat of either white glaze or black glaze. This sets up a general light or dark atmosphere, and emotional intent can be developed from there. My imagery is built up by brushing multiple layers of colored glazes on top of the white or black glaze ground.


Biography




Farraday Newsome grew up in the redwood forest of California. She is the daughter of Barbara Newsome, a businesswoman and masterful gardener, and George Newsome, a painter, potter and dinnerware designer who earned his degree in ceramics at Alfred State University, studying under Daniel Rhodes. Farraday studied biology as an undergraduate (BA, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1976) and later earned her graduate degree in Art, Ceramics Emphasis, from San Francisco State University (1987). She currently lives in the Sonoran desert of Arizona with fellow potter and husband Jeff Reich. Together they run Indigo Street Pottery in Mesa, Arizona. Both also teach pottery at the Mesa Arts Center.



Farraday’s subject matter is drawn primarily from nature and the emotional allusions and metaphors found in nature. Her color work celebrates the light and exuberance of day, while her black-and-white work delves into the shadowy, more emotionally complex realm of night and darkness.



Farraday is a widely exhibited artist whose work can also be seen in such galleries as Cervini Haas Gallery (Scottsdale, Arizona) and Plinth Gallery (Denver, CO). Her work is included in many collections, including the Luce Center of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Racine Art Museum’s Wustum Museum in Racine, Wisconsin, the Prague Museum of Decorative Arts in the Czech Republic, the Ohio Crafts Museum, and the Arizona State University Art Museum. Her work has been featured in many books and magazines over the years.

 

Farraday Newsome will have a one-person exhibition entitled Unseen Drift at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York, May 16th through July 4th, 2015. 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. Below is an excerpt from the Clay Art Center’s website tracing its history:


History of Clay Art Center...A Living Legacy


Tucked away at the end of a municipal parking lot in Port Chester, New York, in a building that has a modest exterior, is the Clay Art Center. It was founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy, whose dream was to open a center for the advancement of the ceramic arts and she was joined by her friend Henry Okamoto, a respected, classic potter from California.

Katherine Choy's tragic and sudden death in 1958 left Henry to dedicate the rest of his life to realizing her dream. A lone beacon on the east coast at the time, it became a haven for clay artists, many who have had significant careers and influenced contemporary ceramic practice.

After Henry's death in 1988, Elsbeth Woody and Claudia Miller took over the reins and infused their energy into several programs, initiating the Summer Workshop Festival and opening a gallery dedicated to exhibiting ceramics.

Since 1997 Director Reena Kashyap and Associate Director Ruth Berelson have strengthened the programs aimed at advancing the mission by growing the education, exhibitions, Artist Residency and outreach programs, which are all focused "to kindle a passion for the ceramic arts and to provide a sharing community for that passion to flourish."

2007 marks Clay Art Center's 50th anniversary, and its emergence as a non-profit organization. Today it is buzzing with activity and the love for clay and spirit of community is abundantly displayed. It seems that its founders' dreams have been amply fulfilled.




The information below about Farraday’s show is also from the Clay Art Center’s website,

http://www.clayartcenter.org/Current_Upcoming_Exhibitions_s/267.htm

 

Jeff ran the 27th Annual Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon (13.1 miles), whose proceeds benefitted Food for the Hungry. He placed 7th in his age group and set a personal record with a time of 1:37:40.

Jeff, center, is a member of three running teams. Above is a recent holiday photo with a few of his teammates from the Las Sendas Run-Bike-Tri Club. Our dog, Skye, harnessed to Jeff, is an honorary training member of the club and the undisputed best runner of the bunch!

Left: Jeff (2nd from left) is also a member of the Phoenix Free Soles running team and ran the 2014 Annual 10K Mesa Turkey Trot as a team member (orange team shirts). Founded in 1954, The Mesa Turkey Trot is the oldest Turkey Trot in Arizona.  With a time of 43:18, Jeff set a personal record for the 10K (6.2 miles).

Right: Traditionally, a very good runner dresses and races as the Turkey. Under that feathery costume, this Turkey is a member of the East Valley Runners, the third running club in which Jeff is a member.

Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome will both have work in the upcoming 36th Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. Jeff was further honored by being selected for the Juror’s Choice Award, the show’s grand prize, which carries with it a cash award and a one-person exhibition in 2016!


Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is the visual art exhibition space at Mesa Arts Center, located in Mesa, Arizona. In five stunning galleries, MCA showcases curated and juried exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging and internationally recognized artists. 


Highlighting the finest in contemporary crafts from across the country, Mesa Contemporary Arts Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition has become a benchmark for innovation and quality.


This year’s show was juried by Mike and Jennifer Tansey, owners of Tansey Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM . http://tanseycontemporary.com.  The exhibition will showcase 49 artworks by 29 artists, representing 12 states. It runs February 13 - April 5, 2015.


http://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/museum/upcoming-art-exhibits/36thcrafts

Jeff Reich, Desert Emergence, glazed stoneware triptych, the three parts hang in a row horizontally: 16 x 48 x 9”, 2014

Photos below: Jeff and Farraday’s pieces selected for the show.

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

Jeff Reich, Ocotillo, glazed stoneware, 14 x 13 x 3”, 2013

Jeff Reich, Agaves, glazed stoneware, 23 x 19 x 2”, 2012

Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden

Our loquat (“Big Jim” variety), a fruit indigenous to southeastern China, is flowering now and will hopefully produce delicious fruit in March and April. The nectar in these flowers is a good winter food source for the bees, which they gather, inadvertently spreading pollen and pollinating the flowers in the process. With the widespread decline of bees, it is always good to see them busily at work.

This photo of mature loquats is from the Phoenix-based website http://www.phoenixtropicals.com/loquat.html

With  successive freezes in the forecast, we are harvesting our lima beans in earnest! These are Pima Orange Lima Beans, large and orangey-pink to pale green in color. We originally got the seeds from Native Seed Search in Tucson http://shop.nativeseeds.org, who got them from the Gila River Indian Community. The lush vines, planted in the heat of summer, have been heavily productive through the autumn and now into winter. They are even growing through the 9’ high aviary-wired ceiling of our walk-in garden enclosure, making their way to the sky.