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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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May 2019 Newsletter

Indigo Street Studio Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter! It’s 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, and garden.

Indigo Street Studio Calendar

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Indigo Street Studio Native Landscape Note

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Adorned, Clay Center of New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana

March 25 - May 5, 2019: Mugshot 2 Clay International, Mojo Coffee Gallery, California Building, 2205 California St. NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota  http://mojocoffeegallery.com


September 6 - 28, 2019: Adorned, Clay Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana https://www.nolaclay.org

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Material Impulse: A Confluence of Clay Artists, above, was curated by Robert Siracusa, director of Arizona’s  ARC Contemporary Fine Art, and held in conjunction with the recent 2019 conference NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) in Minneapolis, MN. NCECA 2019 . The show was a survey of contemporary ceramics by Jeff Reich (AZ), Farraday Newsome (AZ), Zach Tate (IN), Novie Trump (AZ), Tom Bartel (OH), Magda Gluszek (AZ), Undine Brod (NY), Ben Roti (AZ), Thaddeus Erdahl (NJ), and Travis Winters (PA), all of whom exhibit at ARC Contemporary Fine Art and nationally.

In this Issue


1. Indigo Street Studio Calendar


2. NCECA 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota


3. Adorned, Clay Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana


4. Indigo Street Studio Native Landscape


5. Indigo Street Studio Kitchen Garden

Farraday Newsome was also in the NCECA show Mugshot 2 Clay International, curated by Mojo Coffee Gallery director Marko Fields and featuring a large array of mugs. This photo shows one of several walls laden with mugs. Mojo Coffee Gallery is located in the California Building in the NE Minneapolis Arts District. The exhibition continues beyond NCECA into early May.

This photo was taken at the opening of Material Impulse during the NCECA 2019 (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) conference held recently in Minneapolis, MN. The ten-person invitational show, which included works by Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome, was curated by Robert Siracusa, director of ARC Contemporary Fine Art (at right in photo above). The show venue was hosted by Corner Street Gallery, NE Minneapolis Arts District.

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Indigo Street Studio Kitchen Garden Note

Our kitchen garden is in a fantastic state of the over-the-top, fleeting exuberance of spring.  In a few weeks it will be hot  in the low Sonoran Desert and our salads will change from the current, tender greens and snow peas to tomato, eggplant, and heat-hardy Dragon Kale.

Farraday Newsome will have Coral Bowl with Dogwood Flowers and Swallowtail Butterflies in the upcoming show Adorned at the Clay Center of New Orleans in September. Glazed terra cotta, 3.75” h x11.25” d, 2017

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Where: Clay Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125

When: September 6 - 28, 2019

Arizona had a wet winter and the southwest deserts have been having a spectacular spring wildflower bloom. In addition to those in the wild, we’ve been enjoying wildflowers in our yard, such as the brilliant red chuparosas on the left and the three yucca bloomstalks on the right.

Modest, pale lavender fleabane flowers are a delight en masse, especially with taller, hot pink Parry’s Penstemon as a backdrop. The short yellow flowers in the foreground are Dyssodia acerosa, which has fortunately naturalized throughout our yard.

The Material Impulse opening was well attended and enthusiastic. This NCECA venue show was hosted by Aaron and Suzanne Neumann of Corner Street Gallery, NE Minneapolis Arts District.

The Mugshot 2 Clay International opening wasalso well attended. We ran into fellow ceramic artist and friend from Phoenix, Don Ridley, in the red shirt to the right.


Where: Mojo Coffee Gallery, 2205 California St. NE, California Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418

When: March 25 - May 5, 2019

Geli M. Korzhev, The Fight, 1987,  oil on canvas

Geli M. Korzhev, The Skull of an Ancestor (Skeleton of Old Relatives), 1991, oil on canvas

We visited a number of museums during our visit. The two figurative shows at The Museum of Russian Art were excellent. A solo show of ceramic works by Russian-born American artist Sergei Isupov (b. 1963) entitled Surreal Promenade was paired with a group show of Russian painters entitled The Body in Soviet Art. We were especially intrigued by Russian artist Geli M. Korzhev (1925 - 2012). The juxtaposition of Isupov with Korzhev, a generation older, was fascinating. We saw strong connections in their use of psychological surrealism, often utilizing the intertwined presence of humans and animals.

Sergei Isupov, Burden, slip, glaze, 2018

Sergei Isupov, reverse, Burden, slip, glaze, 2018

Sergei Isupov, The Challenge, porcelain, slip, glaze, 2012

Sergei Isupov, The Challenge, reverse, porcelain, slip, glaze, 2012

Another show we found interesting was Unapologetic: Women’s Ceramics in the Land of Mingei-Sota, the tenth annual exhibition of the Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists (MWCA). Juried by ceramic artists Susan Beiner and Victoria Christen, this show had a strong and intriguing breadth spanning practical, domestic, and conceptual aspects in the contemporary field of ceramics. An excerpt from the show’s MWCA statement explains,

    The work of our members spans a range of genres and techniques, these include mingei-inspired functional pottery and work that explores political, environmental and gender-related themes.

Betsy Alwin, Rocket (A Way to Face the Sky), porcelain, glaze, 2017

Betsy Alwin, Kilter, ceramic, wood, painted rebar, 2016

Margaret Bohls, Modernist Tea and Coffee service, stoneware, 2018

Chloe Rizzo, Alliance, earthenware, pigment, India ink, wax, 2018

It was difficult to choose which shows to include in this newsletter. We saw many excellent NCECA exhibitions while we were in Minneapolis. Northern Clay Center, for example, had five beautiful shows installed throughout their entire complex. The Weisman Art Museum, designed by architect Frank Gehry, had a terrific ceramics show focusing on the Mingei-influenced generations of Minnesota potters arising from Warren McKenzie’s  long career at the University of Minnesota and his formative influencers Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach. Needless to say, we missed many shows we would have loved to attend, but time was limited and exhibitions were plentiful!

Farraday Newsome, The Fern and the Shell, glazed terra cotta, 12.5 x 15 x 3.5”, 2008

Jeff Reich, Agave cube series, stoneware, 9 x 11 x 11”, 2018