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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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June 2013 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

In this Issue

1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2. Gallery Five15 Exhibition


3. Deanna Reich Graduates College!


4. Anderson Ranch 33rd Annual Art Auction


  1. 5.Too Hot to Trot 5K Challenge, Plus Scott Jurek


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!

1                          Indigo Street Pottery Calendar

7                 Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden      


April 15 - December 31, 2013, Phoenix: A Creative Oasis, group exhibition curated by Ted Decker for phICA (Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art), offices of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton http://phica.org/oasis.php

April 27 - December 1, 2013: Jeff Reich, Same Difference, Phoenix Airport Museum Terminal 3, Phoenix, Arizona  http://skyharbor.com/museum/ExhibitionsTerminal3.html

June - July 2013: Five 15 to the Fifth, Five15 Arts, Phoenix, Arizona  http://www.515arts.com/

August 10, 2013: Anderson Ranch 33rd Annual Art Auction, Snowmass Village, Colorado www.andersonranch.org

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

http://www.sofaexpo.com/pages/future.htm


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


March - April 2015: Farraday Newsome, one-person exhibition, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York  http://www.clayartcenter.org/default.asp

Five15 Arts Exhibition

4     Too Hot to Trot Salsa 5K Challenge; Scott Jurek! 

Our return trip from Deanna’s college graduation in Colorado took us to El Morro National Monument, New Mexico. With it’s perennial snow-fed pond and centuries of rock inscriptions at the base of these cliffs, this was an awesome stop.

Jeff Reich, Interwoven, glazed stoneware, 8.25 x 11 x 9.5”, 2013

Farraday Newsome,  Light Blue Teapot with Dogwood Flowers and Oranges, glazed terra cotta, 8.5 x 11.25 x 5.5”, 2008

Stir the microwaved vegetables and seitan into the pot with the sauteed vegetables.  Add the cashew cream. Stir and thin with more broth if necessary. Season with rosemary, ground chipotle, garlic powder, black pepper and smoked paprika. This soup is even better the next day!

Jeff and Farraday both ran Four Peaks Racing‘s  recent Too Hot to Trot Salsa Challenge 5K in Tempe, Arizona.


Jeff won a medal for first place in his age class with a personal PR time of 20:45 - an average pace of 6:45 per mile.  He was 6th overall in a field of close to 500 runners. Very speedy guy!!


Farraday had her best 5K time too with 31:25 (10:08 pace per mile), putting her at 101 of 289 women racers off all ages and 10th in her age class. 


Proceeds benefitted the Arizona Hemophilia Association.

This summer Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome will once again be participants in the Annual Art Auction at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado. The event will be held August 10, 2013. The 2013 Art Auction website, which will preview the amazing array of artwork featured in the live and silent auctions, will be available June 15, 2013. http://www.andersonranch.org/events/index.php?page=auction


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/ .

Bring 4 cups of raw cashews to a boil and let them soak overnight. Drain. If you skip this step the soup base will remain gritty no matter how long you blend it in the food processor. So don’t skip it.

Choose your vegetables! I would recommend  onions, some roots  (sweet potatoes cubed, carrots sliced), and greens (heirloom treviso chicory from our garden in photo). I added chunks of cauliflower, diced red bell pepper, and quartered mushrooms to the soup later, so they didn’t make it into this photo.

Put the soaked, drained cashews in a food processor with broth (we use homemade vegetable broth) and process until smooth and creamy.

Steam the cut up roots in the microwave. Saute the onions, chopped greens, mushrooms, and red bell pepper in a large pot. I used a little vegetable broth to keep it all from sticking while sauteeing, but the Le Creuset pot is virtually non-stick.

If you are okay with wheat protein (seitan), it’s a delicious, high protein, great texture in this soup. It comes pre-cooked, so the only prep is to cut the chunks up a little smaller.

Cashew cream soup, recipe below, is a real treat in our house. Since a number of people have asked for the recipe, I thought I’d feature it this month. With cashews as a base, it is quite rich, but very nutritious too. We don’t have it too often, but when we do we love it!  It is a wonderful  soup base for vegetables from the garden.  I would think any vegetable would work fine.

We recently spread many wheelbarrow loads of wood chips to deeply mulch the vegetable garden. The chips were free “waste” delivered by a local arborist. This will greatly help retain soil moisture and cool the soil this summer.

It is important not to mix the fresh, uncomposted chips into the soil below, since the chips will use nitrogen in their decomposition process. Eventually the wood chips will break down into a layer of great soil.

Before we spread the wood chips, we laid a thick layer of compost at the base of all the vegetables and fruit trees.

Here is how the garden looks now with the beautiful, thick layer of wood chip mulch.

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Deanna Reich Graduates From College

Jeff’s middle daughter, Deanna Reich, graduated cum laude (honors) with a BA in Sports Psychology from Adams State University, Colorado this month.  Deanna got her excellent grades while playing for the school’s Women’s Basketball Team the entire time, which is a very physical and time-consuming!  Onwards this fall with graduate courses in coaching: Way to go Deanna!!!

Photo above: Jeff with long distance runner Scott Jurek.


Jeff and Farraday attended a weekend conference in Tucson on the plant-based whole food diet we eat. It was presented by Tucson’s Healthy You Network healthyyounetwork.org .  It was great!


We heard many of our heroes in the field speak, including medical doctors and medical researchers from prestigious institutions. Some of our favorites were Emeritus Professor Dr. Colin Campbell from Cornell University and the Drs. Dunkley from the Phoenix Mayo Clinic, a husband and wife powerhouse couple who are neurobiologist researchers/physicians and also outstanding vegan endurance athletes. 


We also heard from tops-in-their-fields professional vegan athletes. One of the conference  highlights was meeting conference presenter Scott Jurek (in photo above with Jeff), 7-times winner of the Western States 100 ultramarathon (100 miles), the “Super Bowl” of ultramarathons. Scott, considered by many to be one of the greatest runners in history, is one of our all-time athlete heroes!!! His  recently published book Eat to Run is a very good read.

Anderson Ranch 33rd Annual Art Auction

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Photo above: Farraday, Deanna, and her father Jeff after Deanna’s college graduation ceremony.


Photo to left: Deanna Reich, graduation from Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado.

Jeff with his two daughters Deanna and Lauren. Lauren graduated from DePauw University, Indiana a couple of years ago. Proud dad!

Our dog Skye was with us on this road trip. Here she is after a 10-mile run with Jeff catching a few winks in our pet-friendly hotel room in Alamosa, Colorado.

On our return trip from Colorado we spent a night at one of our favorite places: the Ancient Way Cafe in Ramah, New Mexico, not too far from the Continental Divide at 7,200 feet. The manager, Maqui, used to be a potter, but is now happily a gourmet chef at this small but renowned cafe. He wisely said that art is alchemy, and that he is now transforming food rather than clay. We stayed in a little cabin set back behind the restaurant, and ate a lovely vegan Thai dinner while the sun set. http://www.elmorro-nm.com

Jeff, to the right, is talking to Maqui about the kitchen garden and the placement of one of Maqui’s stoneware sculptures in the garden. Maqui has a wood-fire kiln and is open to a group firing. If you have bisqueware and want to participate in a firing email him at  elmorrorv@yahoo.com.

Just west of The Ancient Way Cafe is El Morro National Monument.   http://www.nps.gov/elmo/index.htm  This high elevation, stunningly beautiful place is of deep historical significance since there is a perennial deep pond (fed by winter snow) at the base of the cliffs. This made it a very important stop for travellers throughout many centuries, establishing a truly “ancient way”.

Photo above, left: Farraday in front of the perennial snow-fed pond.

Photo above, right: Jeff and Skye en route to the pond and to the cliff face with it’s numerous centuries-old rock inscriptions.

Our last morning in Alamosa, Colorado we and Skye ran in the Alamosa Wildlife Refuge just east of town. The trail went along the the Rio Grande river in this vast alpine valley surrounded by snow-covered 14,000’-plus peaks. We loved it, but that altitude (7,500 feet) definitely affected our  breathing! Interestingly, Adams State University has a nationally recognized college running program since athletes training at this high altitude have a huge advantage.

Jeff Reich, Allthorn, glazed stoneware, 8.5 x 10 x 9.5”, 2013

Farraday Newsome, Swallowtail Garden, lidded box, glazed terra cotta, 13.5 x 5.5 x 5.5”, 2012

Five15 Arts is once again hosting its 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. The show will run during June and July, 2013. The gallery is located at 515 Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, Arizona.  http://www.515arts.com/