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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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4              Sonoran Desert Running in the Summer            

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July 2012 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

In this Issue

1.  Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2.  Jeff Reich Commission, Paradise Valley, Arizona


  1. 3. Anderson Ranch Arts Center 2012 Annual Art Auction


4.  Sonoran Desert Running in the Summer           


5.  Indigo Street Pottery Garden Notes

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!

June 9 -September 29, 2012: Collecting Arizona: Selections from the ASU Art Museum, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe Arizona  http://asuevents.asu.edu/collecting-arizona

July 26 - October 21, 2012: Contemporary Ceramics, Tohono Chul Park Gallery, Tucson, Arizona http://www.tohonochulpark.org/wordpress/

August 2012: Gallery Invitational, Five15 Arts, Phoenix, Arizona  http://www.515arts.com/

August 11, 2012: Anderson Ranch 32nd Annual Art Auction, Snowmass Village, Colorado www.andersonranch.org

August 11-12, 2012: Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome will be conducting a hands on workshop in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada for the St. Albert Potters Guild  http://www.stalbert.ca/history

November 12 - December 21, 2012: Farraday Newsome: Emotional Terrain, Nancy Dryfoos Gallery, Kean University Art Galleries, Union, New Jersey  http://www.kean.edu/~gallery/Welcome.html

November 9 - December 31, 2012: The Artisan Gallery Cup and Mug Invitational; Consider the Cup 2012, The Artisan Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts  http://www.theartisangallery.com/


December 1 & 2, and 8 & 9, 2012: Indigo Street Pottery 2012 Annual Holiday Studio Sale, Indigo Street Pottery, Mesa, Arizona http://www.indigostreetpottery.com/Site/Home.html


October 2013: SOFA Chicago, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

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1                          Indigo Street Pottery Calendar

2         Jeff Reich Commission, Paradise Valley, Arizona                         

           

4                       Indigo Street Pottery Garden Notes

This summer Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome will once again be participants in the Annual Art Auction at Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, Colorado. The event will be held August 11, 2012. The 2012 Art Auction website, which will preview the amazing array of artwork featured in the live and silent auctions, will be available by June 15, 2012.


Each summer art lovers and community members support the Ranch by bidding on a wide range of artwork created by artists from throughout the valley and around the country. More than 200 artworks will be auctioned in live and silent auctions. Benefitting the educational programs of Anderson Ranch Arts Center. For more auction information visit http://www.andersonranch.org/events/index.php?page=auction


Anderson Ranch is a learning community dedicated to creativity and growth through the making and understanding of the visual arts located on five scenic acres in Snowmass Village, near Aspen, Colorado. It promotes personal and professional development of artists of all levels of expertise through year-round workshops in ceramics, sculpture, photography, new media, painting and drawing, printmaking, woodworking, furniture design and more. Their artists residencies for emerging and established artists, summer internships, visiting artists and critics, community outreach, and public events offer a full spectrum of opportunities to creative people of all levels. The facilities feature fully-equipped art studios and galleries. Anderson Ranch programs and activities including art auctions and artist slide lectures, attract thousands of artists, art-lovers, students, faculty and patrons annually to this historic Rocky Mountain ranch dedicated to the fine art. To learn more about this beautiful art center visit http://www.andersonranch.org/ .

The slab-built, wet clay work is finished and pieces are drying. Jeff used highly grogged, Cone 10 Black Mountain Sculpture clay, made by Laguna Clay in California.

All of the pieces fit into our old West Coast kiln and the firing was highly successful!

The installation was done by professional installers from Art Solutions of Scottsdale, AZ. Jeff incorporated french cleats fittings onto the backside of each module, which artist Jesse Armstrong fabricated. Art Solutions did a great job listening to Jeff and the client  regarding placement, as well as securely installing the work!    http://www.azartsolutions.com/azartsolutions/Welcome.html

The finished installation of the 8-piece Desert Moraine, private residence, Arizona, Jeff Reich, 2012.

Jeff Reich has completed the private commission Desert Moraine. It is now beautifully installed in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Jeff built an array of eight slab-constructed geometric forms, each with a rectangular hole in the back to accommodate french cleat hanging apparatus for eventual installation. Glazing was done with with brushed glazes, tape, wax, and glaze sgraffito. The work was fired to cone 10 in gas reduction.

Farraday Newsome, Dark Blue Jar with Oranges and Yellow Bird, glazed terra cotta,  9.5 x 5.25 x 5.25", 2012

Jeff Reich, Interwoven Fields, glazed stoneware, 9.5 x 9 x 9.25", 2011

Jeff and Farraday continue to run in the summer, but we start early to beat the heat here in the low Sonoran Desert.  Temperatures are routinely 105 -110 degrees F by mid-afternoon. Other creatures are out in the early morning as well, such as this handsome  Western Diamondback Rattlesnake we saw ahead of us on our favorite trail in Usery Regional Park east of us. Glad we had a phone with a camera! We always give wide berth to these snakes, cutting around off trail.  Other wildlife we routinely encounter during these morning runs are Desert Cottontail rabbits, Gambel’s Quail, Cactus Wrens, Turkey Vultures, Western Whiptail Lizards, and Curved Bill Thrashers.

Jeff Reich, Desert Moraine, privately commissioned eight-piece array, glazed cone 10 stoneware, 2012, installed in Paradise Valley, Arizona

Thornless Natchez blackberries and Quinalt strawberries picked mid-June! The Natchez Thornless Blackberry was developed in 2007 by researchers at the  University of Arkansas and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Garlic that we planted last October was harvested in the early summer, then braided and hung in this dry, shady place under a mesquite to cure for a couple of weeks.

Colorful little Ordono peppers going through their riotously colorful phases of white, purple, yellow, orange and, finally, ripe red. They are hot!!

Our heirloom Josefina pomegranate is flowering. We bought this tree in Tucson at Desert Survivors Nursery, a not-for-profit nursery that works with the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum and Native Seeds Search to propagate Sonoran heirloom fruit trees for the Kino Heritage Fruit Tree Program.

Our Anna’s Apple tree is three years old now and we had a great crop this summer! This desert-adapted apple tree, developed in Israel, is good fresh or for baking.

After ten years of planting, watering, and nurturing hundreds of native trees and shrubs on our land at our home, Indigo Street Pottery, we are finally seeing what we’ve been hoping to see since we moved here: bats overhead in the twilight sky!  Our efforts have apparently paid off by supporting habitat for a critical amount of insect life to attract these wonderful insect-eating creatures. They are Mexican Free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis), called this because their tails extend beyond their perimeter membrane. These bats are not rare. We felt confident we would see them eventually. Not only are they fun to watch as they work the airways, but they are consuming lots of mosquitoes. We are thrilled!