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: jeffreich.com or farradaynewsome.com.
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.