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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 2017 Newsletter

Indigo Street Studio 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 Studio Calendar


2. A Shared Passion: Ceramic Art from the Sky Harbor Airport Museum Collection


3. Artists on the Cutting Edge Magazine Interview


4. The Art of Healthy Living, i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa, Arizona


5. First Annual Yunomi Exhibition, ARC Contemporary Fine Art/Manheim Gallery, Cottonwood, Arizona


6. Cups, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico


7. Indigo Street Studio Native Landscaping

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Cups, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe NM

August 26, 2017- tba: A Shared Passion, Phoenix Airport Museum, Phoenix, Arizona


September 29, 2017 - January 21, 2018: The Art of Healthy Living, i.d.e.a Museum, Mesa, Arizona


October 6 - 28, 2017: The Seductive Surface, Plinth Gallery, Denver, Colorado


November 4 - December 31, 2017: First Annual Yunomi Exhibition, ARC Contemporary Fine Art/Manheim Gallery, Cottonwood, Arizona


November 17, 2017 - January 13, 2018: Cups, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico


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


January 20 - April 19, 2017: Docents Select VII: The Kitchen Sink, works from the permanent collection, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, Arizona

Farraday Newsome will show these two Forest Yunomi cups in the upcoming First Annual Yunomi Exhibition at ARC Contemporary Fine Art /Manheim Gallery in Cottonwood, Arizona.

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The Art of Healthy Living, i.d.e.a. Museum Mesa, Arizona

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First Annual Yunomi Exhibition, ARC Contemporary Fine Art, Cottonwood, AZ

The i.d.e.a. Museum will be including the work of Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome in their upcoming exhibition The Art of Healthy Living. Museum Curator Jeffory Morris describes the show as an exhibit that takes visitors on a visual journey that explores nutrition, exercise, mindfulness and overall wellness. Art, hands-on activities, and movement stations will explore topics such as physical fitness, nourishment of both body and mind, creativity and meditation. The exhibit is aligned with the Association of Children’s Museums “Let’s Move” Campaign.



The i.d.e.a. Museum is a nationally recognized art museum devoted to the arts enrichment of adults and children. The following mission statement is from their website:

    i.d.e.a. Museum is built upon the solid and successful 36 year history of the Arizona Museum for Youth, the original, fun, inspiring, and educational hands-on art museum for children and families in the United States. The i.d.e.a. Museum will continue to include the popular art and art-inspired activities, while adding science, engineering and design-thinking in the multi-sensory experiences provided with an increased use of technology to support these offerings and even more opportunities for families to create together. Our purpose is to develop one’s creativity in its many forms, not just art. With your help we will develop one’s ability to think critically -“outside the box”- and problem-solve. We are a place “for your child and the child within you.”

Our mission is to inspire children of all ages to experience their world differently through art, creativity and imagination.  http://www.ideamuseum.org/upcoming.html

Santa Fe Clay Gallery will be hosting a large cup show this fall that will include these two cups by Farraday Newsome. The Dark Blue Cup with Oranges is 4.5” tall and the Black and White Cup with Birches is 4.75” tall. Both cups are glazed terra cotta and made in 2017. The Santa Fe Gallery is part of Santa Fe Clay, a large ceramics-dedicated space in the Railyard Arts District of Santa Fe. It houses a large classroom space, kilns, artist rental spaces, a supply and materials store and warehouse, and the gallery. http://www.santafeclay.com


Where: Santa Fe Clay, 545 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM

When: November 17, 2017 - January 13, 2018

ARC Contemporary Fine Art  will be holding its First Annual Yunomi Exhibition this winter. A yunomi is a Japanese teacup. It is used more informally than the ceremonial Japanese tea bowl known as a chawan. Unlike a chawan, a yunomi is often taller than it is wide.


Where: ARC Contemporary Fine Art/Manheim Gallery, 747 N. Main St., Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona  https://www.facebook.com/ARCCFA/?fref=ts

When: November 4 - December 31, 2017

Farraday Newsome, Forest Yunomis, glazed terra cotta, 4.5”h x 4”d and 3.5”h x 3.5”d, 2017

Farraday Newsome, Unseen Drift, glazed terra cotta boxy wall tile, 14 x 16 x 3.5”, 2008

Jeff Reich will also be showing his painting Lake Effect, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48”, 2015.

Jeff Reich will show a series of digital photographs taken while running in the desert with our dog Skye.

Farraday Newsome’s work in this show includes a group of four ceramic wall pieces that speak to life and biological time.

Above: Farraday Newsome, Debris of Light, glazed terra cotta boxy wall tile, 13.5 x 14.5 x 4”, 2012

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A Shared Passion: Ceramic Art From the Phoenix Airport Museum Collection

Where: Phoenix Airport Museum, Sky Harbor International Airport, Terminal 4, Level 2, Phoenix, Arizona

When: August 26, 2017 - tba

Where: i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa, Arizona

When: September 29, 2017 - January 21, 2018

The Phoenix Airport Museum was separately gifted two large collections of contemporary ceramic artwork from two collectors in 2016: Joan Lincoln and Billie Jo Harned.

This current exhibition, A Shared Passion, features a selection from these acquisitions and includes works by Farraday Newsome, Les Lawrence, Esmeralda DeLaney, Nick Bernard, and Bennett Bean. https://www.skyharbor.com/Museum/Exhibitions/Terminal4

From the Phoenix Airport Museum’s website:

Ceramic art has been a lifelong love for local Phoenicians Billie Jo Harned and Joan Lincoln (1927-2016).  Practicing ceramic artists and highly knowledgeable of the craft, they each amassed a huge collection of contemporary ceramic artworks numbering in the hundreds.  For over a combined span of more than eighty years, they acquired art from local and national artists supporting both emerging artists, new to the craft, as well as established ceramic artists of notoriety.  


In 2016, a gift of artworks from each collector was separately donated to the Phoenix Airport Museum.  This exhibition presents a sampling of ceramic art from their respective collections giving the viewer a glimpse into the variety of artworks that helped fuel their shared passion for collecting contemporary ceramic art. From wheel thrown vessels to hand-built sculptural works, the Harned and Lincoln collections encompass a wide variety of styles, glazes and firing techniques representing form, function, beauty and whimsy.

The Phoenix Airport Museum is honored to have these contemporary ceramic artworks added to the collection.  The generous donation from these two art lovers and their families are a wonderful asset for the Airport.  Billie Jo Harned and Joan Lincoln’s ceramic collections will live on and be enjoyed by Airport visitors for years to come.

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Artists on the Cutting Edge Magazine Interview

Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome were recently interviewed by Valerie Fair for the July- September 2017 issue of Artists on the Cutting Edge magazine (Volume 7). The interview a Q & A format and covers a broad range of issues and ideas.

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Valerie writes in her opening statement:

Every artist comes to art in a new and often different way.  It is up to each person to find their own path, to be clear and exact, to ask themselves the question, what is my life's work and what will be the most fulfilling.  Will I let family tradition, finances or other circumstances decide for me?  It is self discovery that leads to fulfillment and purpose.  Farraday Newsome & Jeff Reich both were on different paths before each decided to dare and become the artists they were meant to be.  Let them take you on the journey which led each to become great ceramic artists.  vf


She then begins the interview:

AOTCE:  Hello Farraday and Jeff


Farraday Newsome: Hi Valerie


Jeff Reich:  I just flew in from Detroit and I’m glad to be home.


AOTCE: Thanks for joining the conversation.  Could you tell our readership what brought you into the arts and please tell them exactly what you do?


Farraday: Many of my family members were artists, i.e.  my dad, grandmother, aunts, uncles, etc.  I decided to do something completely different and go into the sciences (rebel, lol).  Once I was working in the sciences I took a ceramics class for fun and loved it.  I eventually went back to college and got a Masters in Art with a Ceramic emphasis, set up my own studio and have never looked back.  My family thought this was all quite hilarious – no escape!!  I work with terra cotta clay to make vessels and sculptures, all with very painterly glazed surfaces.  I also paint and write.


Jeff:  I grew up with an engineering Dad who wanted me to take courses in math, physics, probability and statistics in high school.  It wasn’t until college that I took courses in art again (since junior high) and loved it.  I gravitated to clay and have now had a ceramics studio since 1984.  I work mostly with stoneware clay.  I make abstract sculptures with areas of abstract, textural glazing and areas of desert plant botanical sgraffito.  I also now paint on canvas with acrylics and oils.


AOTCE:  Farraday and Jeff, do you think as an artist you tap into your creative mind and it can manifest in many ways, i.e. the fact that you both also paint and write?


Farraday: Absolutely. I find...    To read the interview in its entirely, click  here

We’ve planted a “thorny island” area in the back area of our native landscaped yard. It has several large, thorny, berry-producing shrubs: Desert Hackberry, Greythorn, and Wolfberry. This area now provides dense, protective shelter and food for birds and other wildlife. Above is a close-up of a Desert Hackberry (Celtis ehrenbergiana, formerly Celtus pallida) shrub with a few remaining berries, most having been consumed over the past weeks by Curve-billed Thrashers, Northern Mockingbirds, and other native birds.

This is a close-up of the very thorny Greythorn (Zizyphus obtusifolia). This large shrub served up round, black berries for birds and other wildlife earlier in the year. The thorny branches are leafless during the driest months and often provide subject matter for botanical drawings on Jeff’s sculptures.