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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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September 2015 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

In this Issue

1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2. A Month of Painting in Our Studio


  1. 3. More photos from Farraday Newsome’s Santa Fe Clay Workshop


4. Tempe Center for the Arts: Birds of a Feather


5. 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

Indigo Street Pottery Native Landscaping

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June 19 - September 19, 2015: Birds of a Feather, Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, Arizona

http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/community-services/tempe-center-for-the-arts/gallery-at-tca


November 7, 2015: Tour de Bird, a Backyard Bird Habitat event sponsored by the Desert Rivers Audubon Chapter of the National Audubon Society, Indigo Street Pottery’s native landscaped yard will be a site


December 5, 6 & 12,13, 2015: Indigo Street Pottery 2015 Holiday Studio Sale, Saturdays 10am- 4pm, Sundays 12pm - 4pm, at our home studio

February 20 & 21, 2015, 10am - 5pm: ASU Art Museum Ceramic Research Center’s 15th Annual Ceramic Studio Tour, Indigo Street Pottery will be a host site, asuartmuseum.asu.edu/ceramicsresearchcenter


February - April 2016: Jeff Reich solo show, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, Arizona

http://www.mesaartscenter.com/art-exhibitions-contemporary-art-gallery.html

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Tempe Center for the Arts: Birds of a Feather

Three of Farraday Newsome’s glazed terra cotta birds are included in the current exhibition Birds of a Feather in the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts. From front to back: Fern Bird, Unseen Drift series, glazed terra cotta, 28.5 x 17 x 16”, 2009;  Agave Bird, Unseen Drift series, glazed terra cotta, 33 x 18 x 18”, 2009; and, in the rear, Genetic Drift, Unseen Drift series, glazed terra cotta, 29 x 17 x 15”, 2007.

The show runs June 19 - September 19, 2015.  http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/community-services/tempe-center-for-the-arts/gallery-at-tca

Photo above: Emily Shiell travelled to Santa Fe to be Farraday’s assistant during the workshop. This fall she will be returning to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to complete her BFA. In the photo on the left Emily is unloading the glaze kiln on the last day of the workshop. Emily also found time to glaze this beautiful 8” x 8” fig tile using the techniques taught.

Santa Fe Clay has graciously supplied us with more photos from Farraday’s July 2015 workshop. For more details on the history of Santa Fe Clay and the workshop, please look at last month’s newsletter:  http://www.indigostreetpottery.com/Site/August_2015_Newsletter.html

When we returned from Santa Fe in late July, we decided to paint during the month of August. In the photo above Jeff  Reich is laying out the composition for a large triptych painting. Far left is a charcoal layout of one of Farraday Newsome’s paintings.

We experienced record-breaking heat in the low Sonoran desert this August. Highs above 115 are usually only seen in June, since the July/August summer rainy season normally ushers in a drop in the thermometer. This August, though, was searingly hot with temperatures on consecutive days reaching 114, 115 and even 117 degrees F. This was very stressful on the kitchen garden, with many plants succumbing. The native landscaping fared better and even provided some delight.

Farraday’s workshop was held in this large classroom studio at Santa Fe Clay in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In the photo above you can see Farraday’s assistant Emily Shiell reaching across the table to ask a question and Farraday (in green tank top) pointing to answer.

During the first couple of days the class focused on wet clay work. Farraday is demonstrating a slab-built box with a finished example to her right.

The students were taught Farraday’s method of spraying a base coat of white maiolica glaze, sintering it to set the glaze, then painting with full-bodied maiolica glazes rather than with traditional maiolica washes.

On the last day of the week students were sharing, admiring and giving feedback on their finished projects

Photo above - painting in-progress: Jeff Reich working on a 36” x 48” painting. He is using blue painter’s tape to isolate the various painted shapes from the sky. The tape will be removed. The cloud photo taped to the lower right of the canvas was taken from in front of our house to use as a reference.

Photo above - the finished painting: Jeff Reich, untitled, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48”,  2015.

Left: Another in-progress painting by Jeff Reich.

Right: The completed painting. Jeff Reich, untitled, acrylic on canvas,  24” x 24”, 2015

Farraday Newsome working on an acrylic painting with a shell defining the horizon between light and dark.

Farraday Newsome, untitled, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 24”, 2015

Farraday Newsome, untitled, acrylic on canvas,  24” x 18”, 2015

Our native Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus wislizenii) was ringed with buds that opened into shining, lustrous orange flowers.

The thorny Guayacan shrub (Guaiacum coulteri) surprises us every summer with a profusion of deep indigo flowers.

The native Pincushion Cactus (Mammillaria grahamii) had a showy crown of pink flowers.