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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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May 2017 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 and garden musings.

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In this Issue


1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2. Jeff Reich Piece in Crocker Art Museum’s Permanent Collection


3. Farraday Newsome Workshop at Mesa Community College


4. Novie Trump Exhibition and Studio Visit


5. Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden

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Farraday Newsome’s Recent  Workshop at Mesa Community College

Farraday Newsome demonstrating during her recent workshop at Mesa Community College.

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Jeff Reich Piece in Crocker Art Museum’s Permanent Collection

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Novie Trump Exhibition and Studio Visit: Clarkdale and Jerome, Arizona

Farraday Newsome recently conducted a 2-day workshop at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona. The workshop was hosted by Linda Speranza, Art Professor and director of the ceramics program at Mesa Community College and assisted by Ceramics Studio Technician James Schwartz.

Farraday introduced the audience of students and arts educators to her methods of wet clay work and glazing. In addition to the demonstrations, she gave a slide talk on the history of maiolica, spanning its beginnings in 9thC Persia/Mesopotamia up to contemporary studio work.

photos courtesy of Linda Speranza

We recently visited Novie Trump’s Flux Studios in Jerome, Arizona and her solo exhibition at the Yavapai College Verde Art Gallery in Clarkdale, Arizona. Novie works with clay and mixed media, often conceived and exhibited as metaphorically dense installations. She recently relocated from the density of the urban East Coast to the open, high desert of Arizona where she is surrounded by the beautiful buttes and canyons of the Rio Verde river. We are thrilled to welcome her to our state!


Below is an excerpt from her website http://novietrump.com/home.html :

I am interested in work that explores the unknown, both literal and figurative. Secrets are an integral part of my work: the unopened box, the unbroken egg, the lost ritual, the illegible word, the empty cocoon.


These are used to examine the intertwined relationships of light and dark, loss and hope, birth and death and rebirth again.


Novie Trump is an Arizona based sculptor and installation artist working in ceramic, mixed media and sound. Formally trained in classical archaeology at the University of North Carolina, her work has been selected for juried and invitational exhibitions in the US and Europe and has been featured in numerous publications. Winner of the Fairfax Strauss Fellowship, she has been awarded numerous grants and commissions for public art works, most notably at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC. In 2013, Novie Trump was selected as a Fulbright Candidate by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars.


Formerly the Executive Director of Lee Arts Center in Arlington, VA, Novie Trump currently curates exhibitions and juries for arts organizations throughout the US. Trump has served on the boards of several arts organizations and currently serves as the Chair of the Distinguished Artist Series on James Renwick Alliance Board, a non-profit support organization for the Smithsonian Renwick Museum. Trump is also an educator who teaches workshops in ceramics and professional development.


Novie Trump is the founder and director of Flux Studios, a contemporary arts space in Mt. Rainier, MD. She has recently relocated to Jerome, AZ where she is currently founding a new studio and gallery.

Jeff Reich and Chris Kuehne discussing Novie’s work in her Jerome, Arizona studio. Novie was working on her recent solo show The Heavens Unfastened at the Yavapai College Verde Art Gallery.

Novie’s work addresses aspects of grief, loss, intangible connections, and time. She often utilizes metaphors from the natural world, such as murmurations of birds in flight, the insistently consistent structures of colonial insects, and stellar navigation as used by migratory animals. With a nearly black-and-white palette, wistful titles, and niche-framed spaces of emptiness juxtaposed with a repeated use of creatures massing, the thread of sadness is counterbalanced by a vision of connection.

Farraday began by demonstrating wet clay techniques that she uses in her studio. She made a complex lidded jar using the wheel, press-molded and hand-modeled forms and slab construction.

On day #2 Farraday demonstrated glazing, initially showing traditional maiolica technique using oxide washes, stain washes and thinned underglazes on a base of raw, dry maiolica white glaze.

After showing traditional maiolica techniques, she then demonstrated personal variants, which include spraying the white maiolica base glaze, sinter-firing the sprayed white glaze to a tough but still matte state, and finally decorating with colored glazes rather than washes for fatter, glassier depth and saturation of color.

Novie Trump, detail of [i carry your heart with me (i carry it in], ceramic, steel, cotton thread, 8’ x 12’x 8”

Novie Trump, We are Stardust, We are Golden, ceramic, steel, antique glass domes, 24” x 12” x 12”

Novie Trump, detail, Empty Skies, resin, vellum, wax, steel, 4’ x 8’ x 2”

Novie Trump, I Saw Eternity the Other Night, entire and detail, ceramic, acrylic rods, 24” x 24” x 2”

Novie Trump, Impossible Moon, ceramic, acrylic rods, 8’ x 15’ x 2”

The purple irises are blooming and we love them, but the real treasure is the leafy epazote (an amazing, traditional Mexican culinary herb) coming up in the planter behind the irises. It’s growing with society garlic, which we planted when we gave up on the epazote seeds ever germinating. Apparently they needed to come up on their own timetable!

This is the month when summer overlaps winter in our kitchen garden. It’s nearly May andalready  getting hot. Winter vegetables like kale, chard and pak choi are still producing or setting seed, which we often save. Meanwhile, the summer vegetables (especially tomatoes) are setting fruit and already ripening!

Our Lacinato Kale (aka Dragon Kale) is heavy with immature, green seed pods. We will wait for them to get dry and light tan before picking the mature seeds to plant this fall for next winter.

The red Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) and orange Woolly Butterfly Bush (Buddleia marrubifolia) look so pretty growing together and provide food for pollinators!

June 9 - July 23, 2017: Queen of the Night, Tohono Chul Park Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

https://tohonochulpark.org/galleries/upcoming-events/


June 23 - July 15, 2017: Material Impulse: a Confluence of Clay Artists, GVG Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico  http://gvgcontemporary.com


December 2-3 & 9-10, 2017: Indigo Street Pottery 2017 Holiday Studio Sale, Saturdays 10am- 4pm, Sundays 12pm - 4pm, at our home studio

Jeff Reich, thrown and altered stoneware, 22”h, 2007

This sculptural piece by Jeff Reich was recently acquired by the Crocker Art Museum as part of a private art collection donation. It is now in the museum’s permanent collection. Established in 1885 in Sacramento, California, the Crocker Art Museum was the first public art museum founded in the western United States. It is now one of California’s leading art museums. https://www.crockerart.org