Slab Building and Majolica Glazing:
Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17, 10 – 4
Farraday will demonstrate and construct a peak-roofed, slab-built box developed with her signature three-dimensional imagery. Participants may follow suit or construct any forms they are inspired to make. On the second day Farraday will share her glazing techniques, demonstrating how she layers her colorful glazes on a maiolica base glaze. Each student will be given a large, sinter-fired tile on which to test and practice the technique.
Farraday Newsome is known for vessels whose surfaces feature three-dimensional imagery and a sumptuous glazing technique that is a rich variant of maiolica. Her subject matter is primarily drawn from nature, and her surfaces are vivid and painterly. Farraday Newsome received her BA in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and her MA in Art with a Ceramics Emphasis from San Francisco State University. Newsome’s work can be found in many public collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Long Beach Museum of Art and the Arizona State University Fine Art Museum. She exhibits extensively, is an instructor at the Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ, and has served on the Artist’s Advisory Board of the Ceramic Research Center at ASU in Tempe, AZ. Farraday and her husband, Jeff Reich, own and operate Indigo Street Pottery in Mesa, AZ.