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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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July 2015 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter! It’s 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 Teaching a Summer Series Workshop at Santa Fe Clay Summer 2015

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


November 7, 2015: Tour de Bird, a Backyard Bird Habitat event sponsored by the Desert Rivers Audubon Chapter of the National Audubon Society, Indigo Street Pottery’s native landscaped yard will be a site http://www.desertriversaudubon.org/index.html


December 5,6 & 12,13, 2015: Indigo Street Pottery 2015 Holiday Studio Sale, Saturdays 10am- 4pm, Sundays 12pm - 4pm, at our home studio

February 20 & 21, 2015: ASU Art Museum Ceramic Research Center’s 15th Annual Ceramic Studio Tour.  Indigo Street Pottery is a site with host artists Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome, plus guest artists asuartmuseum.asu.edu/ceramicsresearchcenter


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

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


May 24 - August 27, 2016: Jeff Reich solo show, Visual Arts Gallery, Central Arizona College, Coolidge, Arizona

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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

Jeff Reich’s commissioned sculpture, Interwoven Fields, was recently installed at the client’s home entryway in Carefree, Arizona.

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Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden

Summer is the hardest season here in the sweltering low Sonoran Desert. June brought the usual temperatures of over 110 degrees for days on end. Despite the heat, we have fruit and vegetables thriving and ripening in the garden. The photos above are of still-green guavas and of a basket of ripe peaches and plums in front of ever-reliable Swiss Chard.


Photos below: We rely on local colonies of native desert bees as well as European honey bees to pollinate our fruits and vegetables all year.  When we returned from a recent trip we found bees crawling in and out between the fascia and brickwork on the  outside of our house. From there, many (!) had found their way into our bedroom. Knowing the great value and serious plight of bees, we wanted them to be safely re-located.

We contacted a local bee expert named Dan Punch, owner of Punch Honeybee Company. His business is the live, humane re-location of bees. facebook.com/MyBeekeeper.

Dan was great. He explained that this new colony was probably a break-off group from a local colony that had gotten too big for its hive. He assured us that we would still have plenty of bees from the original colony to pollinate our vegetables and fruit trees even after this new colony was trucked out.

The removal process was fascinating: the bees and their new queen were safely placed in a new hive and driven to a farm many miles south of us. The honey we were left with was delicious!

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Tempe Center for the Arts: Birds of a Feather

Three of Farraday Newsome’s large, sculptural glazed terra cotta birds are included in the current exhibition Birds of a Feather in the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts. The show runs June 19 - September 19, 2015.

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

Here is a bigger view of the corner of the house where the bees had set up home.

Removing a section of fascia revealed these amazing honeycombs, dense with bees. Dan explained that a former owner had used a piece of styrofoam instead of fiberglass as insulation, and the bees chewed it up to create this cavity for their hive. The white triangle is the remaining, as of yet unchewed, styrofoam.

Dan removed the honey combs one at a time, sedating the bees with smoke each time, brushing them off, then putting the honey-filled comb into a clean bucket

He used a specially-adapted vacuum hose to gently suck the live bees directly into a transporting hive (see photo below).

Dan has gently and bare-handedly placed the all-important queen into an everyday hair curler to transport her royal highness in safety and style!

The bee vacuum hose led to this white hive placed in the shade and tightly strapped together. When all of the bees were safely in the hive, Dan and his assistant carried it to the truck for the drive to a bee-keeping farm.

We were able to partially barter for Dan’s hard work when he fell hard for this bee cup of Farraday’s!

This is the quart of honey the combs produced. It has a spicy, tangy flavor reflecting the nectar the bees found in our native desert landscape and kitchen garden.

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Jeff Reich’s Daughter Deanna Gets Married in Colorado

In this Issue

1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2.  Jeff Reich Commission Sculpture Installed


  1. 3.Tempe Center for the Arts: Birds of a Feather


4.  Farraday Newsome Workshop at Santa Fe Clay, New Mexico


5.  Farraday Newsome’s Solo Show at the Clay Art Center, New York


6.  Jeff Reich’s Daughter Deanna Gets Married in Colorado


7. Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden

Jeff Reich Commissioned Sculpture Installed

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Farraday Newsome’s Solo Show at the Clay Art Center, NY

Photo above: Farraday Newsome, Unseen Drift through Immutable Clay, glazed terra cotta, each 13 x 8 x 8”, 2015


Farraday’s solo show at the Clay Art Center in in Port Chester, NY closed July 4th. To see a slide show of many of the pieces in the show as well as a link to a review in American Art Collector Magazine, click:  https://clayartcenter.wordpress.com/tag/farraday-newsome/

Initially, a pad of concrete was poured with a threaded anchor set vertically in the center.

On the day of installation we put three removable soft bricks to temporarily elevate the first section of the sculpture so Jeff could see to get the threaded rod through the base of the sculpture and into the inset anchor. Once the threaded rod was screwed into the anchor, the bricks were removed.

Jeff lowered a homemade, square wooden washer over the rod and into a matching recess at the top of the section. Here he is tightening everything into place with a nut and locking metal washer. The union nut at the top of the rod will unite another length of threaded rod, over which the sculpture’s middle piece will be lowered.

Jeff and his assistant Cory Hove are lifting the middle section up and over threaded rod  which goes through the entire length of the section and out the top.

The middle section has been lowered over the rod, a second wooden washer is in place with another locking nut snugly securing all.

Jeff and Cory are lowering the top section over the threaded rod and over the long stoneware collar on the top of the middle section. Silicon adhesive was also used between all sections for further stability.

Jeff Reich beside his installed sculpture,  Interwoven Fields. As a final touch, gravel will be spread over the concrete base.

Jeff’s daughter, Deanna, was married June 22, 2015 to Donyeil (Donny) Moore in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Littleton, Colorado. The newly married couple will live in Alamosa, Colorado where Deanna is the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Adams State University and Donny works in a local building supply store.

Jeff walking Deanna down the aisle.

Presenting Mr. and Mrs. Donny B. Moore and Deanna Louise Reich Moore!

Photo above: Farraday’s three bird sculptures at the entrance to the show are, from front to back, Fern Bird, Unseen Drift series, glazed terra cotta, 28.5 x 17 x 16”, 2009;  Agave Bird, Unseen Drift series, glazed terra cotta, 33 x 18 x 18”, 2009; and, in the rear, Genetic Drift, Unseen Drift series, glazed terra cotta, 29 x 17 x 15”, 2007.

Photo below: Another Phoenix-area artist in the show is Beth Shook. This wonderful piece is from her Uncomfortable Saints series. Beth’s work is notable for its complex drawings on clay. Shook is originally from El Paso, Texas. She received her MFA from Arizona State University and now lives in Gilbert, Arizona.