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October 2011 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

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6. 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!



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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6          Garden Note: Sweet Potatoes, Making Chipotles

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November 2011 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

In this Issue

1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


  1. 2.2011 Indigo Street Pottery Holiday Sale


3. Jeff’s New Work Being Glazed


4. Farraday’s New Work this Fall


5. Wildlife Note: Native Rustic Sphinx Moth


6. Indigo Street Pottery Garden Note: Sweet Potatoes, Making Chipotles

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!

November 11 - December 31, 2011: The Artisan Gallery Cup and Mug Invitational: Consider the Cup 2011, The Artisan Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts  www.theartisangallery.com

November 12 &13, 2011: Gifts from Nature, National Audubon Society Audubon Arizona, Phoenix Arizona   az.audubon.org

December 1-31, 2011: Shemer Art Center and Museum Holiday Art Show and Sale, Phoenix, Arizona  www.shemerartcenterandmuseum.org


December 3 & 4, and 10 &11, 2011: Indigo Street Pottery 2011 Annual Holiday Studio Sale, Indigo Street Pottery, Mesa, Arizona


January 27, 2012: Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramic Research Center Gala Art Auction, Tempe, Arizona


February 25 & 26, 2012: Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramic Research Center 11th Annual Ceramic Studio Tour, self-guided free studio tour throughout Phoenix metro area, Arizona

asuartmuseum.asu.edu/ceramicsresearchcenter


May 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/

5                                Native Rustic Sphinx Moth

1                          Indigo Street Pottery Calendar

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4                          Farraday’s New Greenware

Above: We harvested sweet potatoes this month to clear space in the garden for fall and winter vegetables. The photograph on the left is just one sweet potato plant dug up (and the potatoes it made). The potatoes provided a shady, lush green cover through the hottest months of the summer, keeping the hard-working soil organisms happy! These sweet potatoes were transformed into a delicious main meal salad with pineapple tomatillos, cucumbers and jalapenos (all from our garden) mixed with fresh mangos,  red onion, cilantro, lime juice & lime zest, and black beans. This salad is a spin-off from the “Rip’s Sweet Potato Bowl” recipe in one of our favorite cookbooks: The Engine 2 Diet by fireman Rip Esselstyn.  http://engine2diet.com  Rip’s entire firehouse follows a plant-based, whole foods diet. His father, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn (former surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic) wrote Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, a book that has greatly influenced how we eat and how we view our health.  We photographed the salad in a beautiful bowl by John Glick of Farmington Hills, Michigan.  John Glick is a wonderful potter whose studio (Plum Tree Pottery) is just a few miles from where Jeff grew up.  http://www.plumtreepottery.com/


Below: After letting green jalapenos vine-ripen to red (to let the sugars develop), we’ve been harvesting them to make chipotles. The ripe jalapenos are in a lovely bowl by Sherrie Zeitlin of Phoenix, Arizona, who also runs the nonprofit Art Resource Center.

http://www.artresourcecenter.org/content/history.html

The jalapenos go into the electric smoker for a day and a half. We’ve been using mesquite chips.

The finished chipotles are on a wonderful plate made by Jeffrey Oestreich of Taylors Fall, Minnesota.

http://www.oestreichpottery.com/index.htm  We love chipotles - smoky, sweet, and hot!

Jeff spotted this Rustic Sphinx Moth caterpillar (Manduca rustica) feeding on leaves of our native Desert Willow tree (Chilopsis linaris).  We’ve also spotted them in past years on our native Yellow Bells (Tecoma stans). The caterpillars look alot like tobacco hornworms (Manduca sexta), but can be distinguished by their rough horn. You can also tell them apart from tomato hornworms (Manduca quinquemaculata, who have “V”s rather than stripes on their sides.

We rarely see the adult moths, who appear in the winter. The spectacular Rustic Sphinx Moths are large at 3.5 - 6” across. 

Above: Two egg-laden tea bowls and a matching tray Farraday has in progress, meant for the upcoming Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramic Research Center (CRC) 2012 Biennial Gala Auction. Jeff will have work in the Gala Auction too.

The Gala, January 26th to 28th, 2012, will be in association with the CRC’s exhibition Soaring Voices: Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists, running January 25 through March 5, 2012. The Gala Auction will relate to this Japanese ceramics theme. The CRC is home to an extensive ceramic collection of 4,000 works with an emphasis on 20th & 21st century contemporary ceramics.  The biennial gala fundraising event is one of many activities over three days including live and silent auctions, lectures and visits to art collector homes. The event attracts collectors and museum support groups from around the country as well as significant local support.  http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/ceramicsresearchcenter/


Below: Four lidded jars with a theme of birds in the garden.

Above: Here are some photos of work Jeff has been glazing this fall. The photos to the right show a sculptural cube piece, bisqued dinnerware, and two teapots. Jeff fires to cone 10 in our West Coast kiln (left photo), which is being loaded for the next firing.

The brilliant pink autumn display of our Queen’s Wreath vine (Antigonon leptopus), native to Mexico and Central America, with a backdrop of saguaros and their bird nesting holes.

2                  2011 Indigo Street Pottery Holiday Sale                       

           

This year’s Annual Indigo Street Holiday Studio Sale will be on two consecutive weekends:


Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4, 10am-4pm both days


Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, 10am-4pm both days


We will have beautiful work in a wide price range, with plenty under $50 and on up to collector range. We  are  delighted  that you make time to visit and give us a chance to  catch up with how you’ve been this past year. Also, garden tours for the asking!