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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          Yucca whipplei Sending Up It’s Beautiful Bloom             

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May 2012 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

In this Issue

1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2. Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome: May 2012 Exhibition at Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO


  1. 3.Farraday Newsome: Glazing Bobcat Moon Teapot


4. Yucca whipplei Sending up It’s Beautiful Bloom


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!

May 4-26, 2012: Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome, 2-person exhibition, Plinth Gallery, Denver, Colorado http://plinthgallery.com/

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

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

1                          Indigo Street Pottery Calendar

2          May 2012 Exhibition at Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO                   

           

3            Farraday Newsome:  Glazing Bobcat Moon Teapot

Our kitchen garden is lush, with lots of fruit development and greens like lettuce, collards, kale and swiss chard keeping us hopping to harvest it all!


The kitchen garden is so lush in the spring!

Photos, top row: stone fruit trees hedged to the left and top, with annual vegetables to the right; strawberry season is underway; unripe loquats

middle row:  young peaches developing, Rosborough blackberries flowering and setting fruit; Dorsett Golden apples setting

bottom row: young Anna’s apple; lettuce, snow peas in rear, parsley, onions, swiss chard, collard greens

Magenta-flowering Staghorn Cholla (Opuntia versicolor) in bloom with yellow fruits from last season.

Above: Initially the teapot was bisque fired to cone 1, for a dense clay body. Then the exterior of the bisqued Bobcat Moon Teapot was covered with newspaper and tape so Farraday could spray just the interior of the teapot with a gloss white glaze.  After spraying the gloss white glaze, the newspaper and the green tape on the upper edge are removed.

Above: Back at the glaze table, a satin black glaze is carefully brushed onto the outsides of the three teapots in this series. Care must be taken not to drip any of the black glaze on the freshly sprayed white interiors. The kiln is then loaded for a sinter firing which, at cone 014, is hot enough to set but not melt the cone 05 glazes.

5                  Indigo Street Pottery Garden Notes                      

Farraday Newsome, Bobcat Moon Teapot, glazed terra cotta, 11 x 13 x 9”, 2012

Above: A white satin glaze is then brushed onto the sinter-fired black satin glaze. Since the sintered black glaze is set but not melted, it won’t be disturbed by water, brushing action, or handling. Once Farraday is finished brushing on the white glaze, the teapot goes back into the kiln for it’s third and final firing: a cone 05 glaze firing.

Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome will have a two-person exhibition in May at Plinth Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Plinth Gallery is devoted exclusively to contemporary ceramics.

The gallery is in Denver’s River North (RiNo) Arts District, a vibrant neighborhood of mixed studios, galleries, and light industry.

The show dates are May 4 - May 26, 2012, with the opening Friday evening May 4th, during First Friday Artwalk.   http://plinthgallery.com/exhibitions/


Photos below, clockwise from top left: 

Jeff Reich, Shifting Fields, glazed stoneware, 15.25 x 9.5 x 8.5”, 2012

Farraday Newsome, Night Drift Teapot, glazed terra cotta, 9 x 13.5 x 8”, 2012

Farraday Newsome, Dark Blue Jar with Oranges and Yellow Birds, glazed terra cotta,  9 x 9.5 x 9.5”, 2011

Jeff Reich, Desert Erratic series, glazed stoneware,  8 x 11.5 x 11.5, 2011

Our Yucca whipplei (common name Our Lord’s Candle) is blooming this spring and is spectacular. The left photo is when the bloom stalk was first emerging. The right photo is the yucca in full bloom. This yucca species is a native of northwest Arizona, southern California, and Baja California, Mexico. Like agaves, this particular yucca is once-blooming and will die when the bloom is over. It’s been a great show!