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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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October 2013 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

In this Issue

1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2. Jeff Reich’s Large Commission Sculpture Finished


3. Article on our 2012 Plinth Gallery Exhibition in Current Ceramics Art and Perception


4. Neil Tetkowski Conflux Exhibition at the Phoenix College Eric Fischl Gallery


5. Desert Rivers Audubon Tour de Bird at Indigo Street Pottery


6. Indigo Street Pottery 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

Indigo Street Pottery 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: Same Difference, Phoenix Airport Museum Terminal 3, Phoenix, Arizona  http://skyharbor.com/museum/ExhibitionsTerminal3.html

September 13 - 29, 2013: The Spirit of a Craft Collection, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum at the Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona http://www.mesaartscenter.com/art-exhibitions-contemporary-art-gallery.html

October 25 - December 15, 2013: Small Works Exhibition, Tohono Chul Park Gallery, Tucson Arizona http://www.tohonochulpark.org/wordpress/art-exhibits/exhibit-info/ 

November 22, 23, 24, 2013: Audubon Arizona Gifts From Nature, Audubon Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona http://az.audubon.org

December 2013: Tea for Two, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

http://www.gingrassgallery.com/index.php


February 8, 2014: Contemporary Forum’s 2014 Annual Dinner Art Auction, Phoenix Art Museum contemporaryforum.org     http://contemporaryforum.org/events/2014/02/art-auction-dinner-28/


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


Fall 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/


March 2015: Farraday Newsome, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York

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

Jeff Reich’s Large Commissioned Sculpture Finished

Desert Rivers Audubon Tour de Bird at Indigo Street Pottery

Jeff Reich,  Allthorn,  glazed stoneware sculpture,  30 x 36 x 36”,  2013

Neil Tetkowski Conflux Exhibition at the  Phoenix College Eric Fischl Gallery   

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Neil Tetkowski, Surging Conflux, ceramic, 28 x 17 x 4”, 2012

The Eric Fischl Gallery of Phoenix College in Phoenix, Arizona will be exhibiting a body of work made by New York artist Neil Tetkowski during his spring 2012 artist residency at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona. The opening reception will be September 26, 5:30-7:30 pm. The artist will be present.


When: September 26 - October 24, 2013

Where: Eric Fischl Gallery, Phoenix College Fine and Performing Arts Building, 2nd Floor

            1202 W. Thomas Rd, Phoenix  AZ 85013


www.tetkowski.com

http://tetkowski.com/artwork/arizona-2012.html

Writer and photographer Linda Kuehne has written a review of Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome’s 2012 two-person show at Plinth Gallery in Denver, Colorado. The article is titled Hard Edges and Soft Curves: The Ceramics of Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome, and is published in the current issue of Ceramics Art and Perception magazine.


Kuehne explores the dualities and intricacies of the work and relationship of this husband and wife ceramic team. The article features her thoughtfully written analysis, as well as numerous photographs of work from the show.

You can read the entire article by clicking on this link: Hard Edges, Soft Curves Ceramics Art and Perception 2013.pdf


For more information about Linda Kuehne click:

http://www.lindakuehne.com

The description of our habitat in the ticket book:

The Reich-Newsome Habitat 6931 E. Indigo St, Mesa Az 85207

Over the last 10 years, this 1.3 acre wildscape has been tranformed from barren landscape to a lush desert wildlife oasis with native trees and shrubs.

Indigo St is between McKellips and University - just East of Power Rd. You can go north from the US 60 Superstition Freeway or south from the 202 Red Mountain Freeway on Power Rd


To order your tour ticket book, please go to Desert Rivers Audubon’s website www.desertriversaudubon.org, Wild Birds Unlimited store, or to any of their events or birdwalks (more info below).

From Desert Rivers Audubon  press release for the event:

Desert Rivers Audubon is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society and is, therefore, first and foremost a group of people who love birds. Studying birds, however, should lead to a more acute realization of birds as just one aspect of the natural world and foster an appreciation of the whole system, the habitat in which those birds, and we humans, survive.


The Desert Rivers Habitat Recognition Program grew out of our wish to acknowledge those people who were willing to help our native wildlife prosper by making a commitment to turn some part of our landscape into a natural habitat. The criteria are simple, do you plant native plants? Do you provide water and shelter for insects, birds and animals? Do you keep your watering requirements to a minimum? Simple to say, but not always simple to implement.


Our website, www.desertriversaudubon.org , has an “Audubon at Home” page where you can read more about the requirements that lead to a habitat being recognized as wildlife friendly. There you can also find sources of help if you want to turn your own backyard space into a wildlife friendly area.


Balancing the needs of the wildlife and the aesthetic feelings of gardeners can be challenging so we are therefore tremendously pleased to recognize the Indigo Pottery habitat and include them in our November 9th Tour de Bird. This is an event designed to educate people on making their landscapes wildlife friendly by sending them on a self guided tour of several backyards and public habitats to show them different styles and approaches.


We look forward to the tour and hope your habitat will prove an inspiration so that others will learn how to share our desert home with our native flora and fauna.


The Tour de Bird Event is on November 9th - tickets are $10 obtainable from any Desert Rivers Event or from our website.


Desert Rivers also offers free monthly birdwalks at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve on the 3rd Saturdays starting in October and the Veterans Oasis Park on the 1st Saturdays starting in November.  We also have free monthly nature programs on a variety of topics at the Southeast Regional Library on the 2nd Tuesdays at 7pm from September through April.  We have free monthly owl walks at Zanjero Park in Gilbert on the 4th Saturdays all year long.  The walks start 1 hour before sunset.  Please visit www.desertriversaudubon.org for more information.

Photo above: The first of the five page review article about our 2012 show Compatible Visions at Plinth Gallery in Denver Colorado. The article is written by Linda Kuehne and published by Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue #93 (September 2013). 

To contact Ceramics Art and Perception to get this issue or a subscription:

Cheryl Fields, Office Manager

Ceramics: Art and Perception/TECHNICAL

23 North Scott Street, Suite 19

Sheridan, Wyoming 82801 USA

Tel - 001.307.675.1056

Fax - 001.307.675.1057

1ceramicart@gmail.com

www.ceramicart.com.au

Photos above: Jeff Reich working on the wet clay phase of Allthorn, a commissioned cube sculpture.  This sculpture was constructed from thick, stiff slabs of Aardvark’s Cone 10 Black Mountain Sculpture Clay. Since the piece will be large, Jeff is being very careful to incorporate lots of internal support structure to withstand the stresses of firing.

Photos above: The piece has been bisque-fired. The bisque fire is the initial firing that transforms dry fragile clay into permanent, strong ceramic. In the first two photos above Jeff is in the process of glazing. His techniques include taping off sections, layering glaze, wax resist, and glaze sgraffito (scratching). The third photo is a look into the kiln after the glaze firing: very tight fit!

The finished piece! The final (glaze) firing went well and the piece has been safely unloaded from the kiln, ready for delivery and installation. There should be photos of the installation in next month’s newsletter!

Photos above, clockwise from top left: A few of the birds we commonly see in our yard include the Gilded Flicker, Verdin, Gambel’s Quail and Lesser Goldfinch.

Indigo Street Pottery will be one of a number of backyard bird habitat sites selected for the upcoming Desert Rivers Audubon Tour de Bird event.

This fundraiser helps support the Desert Rivers Audubon conservation efforts and their Backyard Bird Habitat program. The tour is self-guided, with two Audubon volunteers at each site all day to assist visitors. The event is Saturday, November 9, 2013. Bring your binoculars!

“Hey”, Skye says, “What’s going on in the garden?” After five months of a Sonoran summer, that is a very good question. It was the hottest summer here on record. Since it is finally starting to cool down (days in the low 100’s instead of the 100-teens), things are perking up. Our kitchen garden is in a walk-in “cage” that protects the plants from hungry rabbits, squirrels, birds, and even dogs!

Photos above, left to right: Eggplant, Serpent Cucumber, and a mix of Lemon Basil and Italian Basil. These tropical, heat-loving vegetables and herbs do best this time of year.