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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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November 2014 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

In this Issue

1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2.  Farraday Newsome at 2014 SOFA Chicago


3.  50 from 6: Ceramics Invitational  at Southern Utah University


4.  Garth Johnson Named New Curator of Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramic Research Center


5.  Indigo Street Pottery Native Desert Landscape


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!

Indigo Street Pottery Calendar

50 from 6: Ceramics Invitational  at Southern Utah University  

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  Garth Johnson is Named New Curator of Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramics Research Center

Indigo Street Pottery Native Desert Landscape

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Farraday Newsome, Darkness is a Garden, glazed terra cotta teapot, 9 x 12.5 x 9”, 2013

Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden

Jeff Reich, Allthorn, glazed stoneware, 23 x 18 x 18”, 2012

Farraday Newsome at 2014 SOFA Chicago

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September 25 - November 8, 2014 : 50 From 6: Contemporary Ceramic Art From Six Rocky Mountain States, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah  https://www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery/


October 2014: Makers: Past, Present, Future, Plinth Gallery, Denver, Colorado


October  5, 2014 - April 19, 2015: The Seven Cs of Arizona, Terminal 4 Gallery, Phoenix Airport Museum, Phoenix, Arizona


November 7 - 9, opening November 6, 2014: 21st Annual SOFA Chicago, Farraday Newsome represented by Katie Gingrass Gallery, Chicago, Illinois  http://www.gingrassgallery.com    http://www.sofaexpo.com


November 21 - 23: Gifts From Nature, fundraiser for Audubon Arizona, Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, Phoenix, Arizona  http://az.audubon.org/nina-mason-pulliam-rio-salado-audubon-center


December 6, 7 & 13, 14, 2014: Indigo Street Pottery 2014 Holiday Studio Sale, both Saturdays 10am- 4pm, both Sundays 12pm - 4pm, at our home studio

December 11 - 24, 2014: Cups for the Cause, benefiting Free Arts of Arizona, Objects, Scottsdale, Arizona


February 21 & 22, 2015, 10 a.m.– 5p.m. both days: ASU Art Museum Ceramic Research Center’s 14th Annual Ceramic Studio Tour.  Indigo Street Pottery is a site with host artists Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome, and guest artists Jesse Armstrong and Tiffany Bailey.

asuartmuseum.asu.edu/ceramicsresearchcenter


March 25 - 28, 2015: La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA 2015, Providence, Rhode Island

http://www.santafeclay.com/


May 16 - July 5, 2015: Farraday Newsome, Clay Art Center solo exhibition, Port Chester, New York

http://www.clayartcenter.org/default.asp


May 16 & 17, 2015: Farraday Newsome, Artist Workshop, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York http://www.clayartcenter.org/default.asp


July 20 - 24, 2015: Farraday Newsome, Artist Workshop, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Clay, New Mexico  www.santafeclay.com

Farraday Newsome, Dark Blue Bowl with Oranges, glazed terra cotta, 6 x 13.5 x 13.5”, 2014

Farraday Newsome, Light Blue Teapot with Yellow Birds, glazed terra cotta, 10 x 13 x 9”, 2014

Katie Gingrass Gallery of Milwaukee, Wisconsin will be representing Farraday Newsome’s work at 2014 SOFA Chicago. www.gingrassgallery.com

SOFA (Sculpture, Objects, Fine Art, Design) is an large, international art exposition held  annually at the Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois. http://www.sofaexpo.com

Farraday Newsome, Moonlight Jar with Birds and Shells, glazed terra cotta, 9.5 x 9 x 9”, 2014

Farraday Newsome, Dark Blue Jar with Light Blue Bird, glazed terra cotta, 8.5 x 9 x 9”, 2014

Photo above, a view of SOFA at the Chicago Navy Pier.


From SOFA’s website http://www.sofaexpo.com:

CHICAGO – SOFA CHICAGO, the world’s premier art fair dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design, will welcome galleries from 14 countries – the largest number of international exhibitors the fair has seen in recent years. The Fair returns to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall November 7-9 with an Opening Night Preview on November 6, and will showcase works from an exciting mix of international galleries from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Scotland, and Turkey.

New exhibitors from outside of the United States participating in SOFA CHICAGO 2014 include Galleri Format Oslo from Norway, lorch+seidel contemporary and Lausberg Contemporary, both from Germany, The French Craft Project from France, and Creative Saskatchewan from Canada.



Photos below: Several of Farraday’s pieces to be shown at 2014 SOFA Chicago.

Large Blue Bowl with Oranges by Farraday Newsome will be shown at the upcoming 2014 SOFA Chicago http://www.sofaexpo.com.  Her work will be represented by Katie Gingrass Gallery at this international event. www.gingrassgallery.com

Farraday Newsome and Jeff Reich are included in the current ceramics invitational exhibition 50 from 6: Contemporary Ceramic Art from Six Rocky Mountain States at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah.

Fifty ceramic artists were invited to participate from Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho and Montana. Other Arizonans included in the show are Sam Chung, Aurore Chabot, Jason Hess, and Paula Rice.   http://www.suu.edu/pva/pdf/press/2014/2014-9-4-50-from-6-pr-revised.pdf


The show was curated by Southern Utah University’s Professor Susan Harris and Assistant Professor Russell Wrankle and runs September 25 to November 8, 2014. A catalog has been published.  https://www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery/index.html

The 7 Cs of Arizona, Phoenix Airport Museum

Farraday’s pieces in The 7 C’s of Arizona exhibition at Phoenix Airport Museum’s Terminal 4 Gallery at Sky Harbor Airport. Photo courtesy of  Gary Martelli, Arts Specialist at the Phoenix Airport Museum.

The show’s theme refers to the original five economic Cs of Arizona: Cotton, Copper, Citrus, Cattle, and Climate. The exhibition’s curators have added two more Cs: Cactus and Canyon. Farraday’s pieces refer to the Citrus industry.  The show will be up through April 19, 2015.

We will miss Peter Held, who recently retired from the position of Curator of Ceramics at the Arizona State University Art Museum’s Ceramic Research Center to go into private practice as an art appraiser (http://peterheldappraisals.com), but we’re very excited to have curator, artist and writer Garth Johnson take the position. Garth Johnson is the former director of artistic programs at Philadelphia’s esteemed The Clay Studio.


Here is an excerpt and photo from a press release on Johnson’s hiring from the Arizona State University’s website, https://asunews.asu.edu/20140922-ceramics-garth-johnson :

“We are overjoyed to have Garth Johnson joining the ASU Art Museum team,” says Gordon Knox, ASU Art Museum director. “The global reputation of the Ceramics Research Center is such that we had candidates from across the country, Europe and Asia vying for the position, and front-and-center among that august group was the extraordinary Johnson.

"His deep knowledge of the field is animated and activated by a bright, innovative and even irreverent approach to research and curating. Garth’s energy and broad recognition will bring new life to the (center) in its new location, while continuing to advance its global position as a unique and highly respected collection and research center.”

We are in the midst of the second of two optimal, short growing seasons here in the Sonoran Desert, the fall. The first, spring, is book-ended by the frosts of winter that can last into early March and the scorching heat of summer that arrives by late May. Although summer can be a growing season, it is a difficult one since few vegetables tolerate the daily temperatures ranging from 100 to 115 F. 


We planted seeds for our fall garden back in late August while temperatures were still in the 100’s F.  Desert gardeners act on faith that summer will end! We needed to get things started early because even though late summer heat is stressful on emerging seedlings, this second growing season is curtailed by frosts that usually arrive around Thanksgiving. Winter can be a gardening season if frost tolerant vegetables such as kale and chard are grown since daytime temperatures will remain pleasant, but nights will bring successive freezes.


Interestingly, since our two optimal gardening seasons are short in the low Sonoran Desert, we often use the same quickly-maturing vegetable varieties used by those whose gardening season is limited to short summers, such as in Canada or Alaska.

Photo above: We planted our fall/winter garden in late  summer when the soil temperatures were still very warm and soil organisms very active. To thwart the many ants that were looking for seeds to carry off and store for the upcoming winter, as well as to deter the many soil organisms that like to eat seedlings, we used plastic cups around each seeded spot that we’ll remove when the plants are just a little bit larger.

The Mexican Poinsettia (Poinsettia cyathophora) is a small, wild poinsettia native to Texas that is related to the more familiar, commercially important Mexican native, Christmas Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima). Frost sensitive, this diminuitive poinsettia thrives under the protective canopy of a large mesquite tree in our yard.

Photos above, from left to right: petite Mexican Sour Gherkins, AKA Mouse Melons, with a citrusy-cucumber flavor; an overall snapshot of our fall vegetable garden with lima beans in the foreground; a ripening heirloom Josefina White Pomegranate, whose skin is pink but fruit is pale, pinkish-white and sweeter than the common red Wonderful Pomegranate.

Vigueria (Vigueria deltoidea), AKA Golden Eye, is native to the Sonoran Desert. Its yellow flowers look similar to those of the native brittlebush (Encelia farinosa), the gray-green shrub in the foreground not in flower now, but the leaves are smaller and darker green. Vigueria’s flowers are a good spring and fall food source for bees and other nectar-reliant insects.