Friday, April 25, 2008

May 3rd Potluck and Glazing with Jeff Reich & Farraday Newsome

Make sure to be there Saturday, May 3rd at 6:00 pm for glazing demos, good food(if you bring good food), and lively conversation. Plates, napkins, plasticware and cups will be provided. Bring your beverage of choice and a dish to share... I could assign different food categories alphabetically by your last name if you would like, but everyone would bring chili anyway! If that doesn't make sense to you, then you weren't at the last Metalink potluck.

Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome are a husband-wife potter couple who live and work in their home studio, Indigo Street Pottery, in Mesa. Jeff's work is painterly and often highly sculptural.
He fires to cone 10 in their studio gas kiln. Farraday's work is low-fire glazed terra cotta, also very painterly in nature. Both Jeff and Farraday show with Cervini Haas Gallery in Scottsdale and Obsidian Gallery in Tucson. Their work has been featured in numerous magazines and books. Both also teach ceramics at the Mesa Arts Center, where Jeff directs the Ceramics Program.

Jeff and Farraday live on over an acre of land that they have wildscaped with native vegetation from the three Southwest deserts. It is a young garden, about six years old, but is already full of texture, color, and wildlife.

You can learn more about them from their shared website: or

There is a map to the studio on their website, but the basic directions are:

From the Tempe/Scottsdale: Take Red Mountain Frwy (202) to Power Rd. Exit. Go right (south) on Power Rd. 2 1/2 miles to Indigo Street (just past the light at Jensen). Go left (east) on Indigo. We are the 2nd house on the right (south) at 6931 E. Indigo St.

From Chandler/Gilbert: Take the San Tan Frwy (202)east to the University exit. Go left (west) on University to Power. Go right (north) on Power. Go past Brown, take the 3rd right turn onto Indigo St. (just past the light at Mcllelan & Power). There is a huge modern church at the corner of Power and Indigo St. We are the 2nd house on the right (south) at 6931 E. Indigo St.

Intangible Worlds: Jonathan L. Brown

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition in Metals

Opening Reception: Monday, April 28th, 7-9 pm
Be sure to join ADC member Jonathan Brown to celebrate his accomplishments and see some wonderful work!
Exhibition Dates:
April 28-May 2, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
ASU Herberger College of the Arts
Harry Wood Gallery, Art Building, Tempe Campus
Tickets: Free

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Congratulations New Juried Members

At the April 19th jury session three ADC members were selected for juried status:
Bonnie Britton - Fiber
Marilyn Cleavinger - Clay
Karen Phillips - Clay
Congratulations to you all on a body of work well done, and we look forward to following your future work and accomplishments as well!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Choices, Chance and Character - MFA Thesis Exhibition

Lauren B. McAdams
Master of Fine Arts degree candidate in metalworking
Artist's Reception: Monday, April 14, 7–9 p.m.

Choices, chance, and character explores the small moments we face when choosing to connect with others. Although elements of chance are not black and white, this work displays longing for simple answers to our most difficult problem…how do we find our match? Although the child-like solutions seem unsuitable, the viewer begins to question certain elements of their decision making paradigm. Adult realities and fantasies emerge from the simplicity of children’s games and communicating vessels. The honesty of a child at play hardens to a “frozen” scene of the choices ahead. Using traditional hand-crafted metalworking techniques in a sculptural sense turns recognizable objects into strangers. The viewer is invited to interact with the metal sculptures and consider their own method of connecting to those “characters” in their life.

ASU Herberger College of the Arts
Harry Wood Gallery, Art Building, Tempe Campus
April 14-18, 2008
Gallery Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Free admission- During the artist reception, food and drink provided.

For more information, contact Lauren McAdams at

Friday, April 4, 2008

Statewide Jury Session

Saturday April 19th, 2008

Members wishing to apply for juried status may do so by submitting 5 to 10 actual pieces of their work to the Jury, which is composed of experienced and previously juried ADC members, representing the four major craft areas: clay, fiber, metal and wood. If a member does not receive juried status, he or she is encouraged to continue working on artistic growth using the criteria listed below, and then resubmit their work at a later time.

Criteria used by the Jury to aid in the evaluation of art work:
1. There should be an understanding of the materials used.
2. The materials used should be appropriate for the concept.
3. There should be a mastery and refinement of technique.
4. The piece should be well constructed and durable.
5. The piece should function properly as intended.
6. The intent or concept should be clear.
7. There should be design consistency within the piece, and in the body of work.
8. The design should be appropriate to both the concept and the medium.
9. The work should show that the artist is working toward the development of a personal style.

Members from both Central and Southern Arizona Chapters are eligible to apply. The number of applicants will be limited to 8 people, determined upon a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions regarding the process, you may contact the State Jury Chairman. Marcy Wrenn, ADC State Jury Chairman, (520)297-2786 or email

The actual jurying will take place at Brandel Studios in Tucson. There is a $10.00 fee for submitting work to the Jury. Reservations must be made in advance in order to secure your place.