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Farraday Newsome


Farraday Newsome is a ceramic artist who creates elaborately glazed terra cotta pottery and sculptures. Her subject matter is primarily drawn from nature, often referring to the emotional and metaphorical allusions found in the natural world. Newsome has worked within the format of the vessel for forty years, exploring ideas of abundance, time, and fertility. Newsome grew up in the redwood forests of California, earning her BA in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and her Masters in Art with a Ceramics Emphasis at San Francisco State University. She lives in Mesa, Arizona, sharing a studio with her husband and fellow artist Jeff Reich.

Public Art Collections

Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC), Everson Museum of Art (NY), American Museum of Ceramic Art (CA), Long Beach Museum of Art (CA), San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (TX), Arizona State University Fine Arts Museum (AZ), Museum of Decorative Arts (Prague, Czech Republic), Southern Utah Museum of Art (UT), Louisiana State University Art Museum (LA), Mayo Clinic (MN), Ohio Crafts Museum (OH), Racine Art Museum (WI), California State Polytechnic University Kellogg Art Gallery (CA), Northern Clay Center (MN), Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum (RI), Stanford University Hospital (CA), Northern Arizona University Art Museum (AZ), John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI), Arkansas Museum of Decorative Arts (AK), Phoenix Airport Museum (AZ), Saratoga Clay Arts Center (NY), City of Mesa Contemporary Arts Collection (AZ), Kamm Teapot Foundation (NC), University Hospitals Art Collection (OH)

Solo Exhibitions

Clay Art Center (NY), Kean University (NJ), Northern Clay Center (MN), Spanbauer Gallery (FL), Arizona State University Fine Arts Museum Ceramic Research Center (AZ), Kohler Arts Center (WI), Central Arizona College (AZ), Javier Puig Gallery (MN), Winfield Gallery (CA), Twist (OR), Virginia Breier Gallery (CA), Joanne Rapp: The Hand and the Spirit Gallery (AZ)


Selected Two-Person and Group Exhibitions

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (TX), George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art (Toronto, Canada), Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum (AZ), Plinth Gallery (CO), Workhouse Arts Center (VA), Santa Fe Clay Gallery (NM), Phoenix College Eric fischl Gallery, (AZ), Katie Gingrass Gallery (WI), Twist (OR), Racine Art Museum (WI), Tohono Chul Galleries (AZ), Saratoga Clay Arts Center (NY), Manheim/ARC Contemporary Fine Arts (AZ), Ferrin Gallery (NY), San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (CA), Cervini Haas Gallery (AZ), Arkansas Art Center (AR), The Clay Studio (PA), Baltimore Clayworks (MD), California State Polytechnic University Kellogg Art Gallery (CA), Wustum Museum of Art (WI), Pewabic Pottery (MI), Nancy Margolis Gallery (ME), Ohio Craft Museum (OH), Dorothy McCrae Gallery (GA), Northern Clay Center (MN), Scripps College at Claremont University (CA), California Crafts Museum (CA), The Farrell Collection (DC), Downey Museum of Art (CA), Northern University Art Museum (AZ)

Selected Publications

The New Maiolica, Matthias Ostermann, A&C Black Publishers, London, 1999

Maiolica, Ceramics Handbooks, Daphne Carnegy, A&C Black Publishers, London, 2011

Working with Clay, second edition, Susan Peterson, The Overlook Press, 2002

Teapots Transformed, Leslie Ferrin, Guild Publishing, 2000 

Sexpots: Eroticism in Ceramics, Paul Mathieu, Rutgers University Press, 2003

Teapots: Makers and Collectors, Dona Meilach, Schiffer Books, 2005

Surface Design for Ceramics, Maureen Mills, Lark Books, 2008

The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay, Lark Books, 2012 

Making and Installing Handmade Tiles, Angelica Pozo, Lark Books, 2005

Ceramics for Beginners: Surfaces, Glazes & Firing, Angelica Pozo, Lark Books, 2010 

The Contemporary Potter, Angela Fina, Chris Gustin, and George Fairbanks, Rockport  

   Publishers, 2000 

The Best of Pottery II, Angela Fina and Chris Gustin, Rockport Publishers, 1998

500 Tiles, Lark Books, 2008 

500 Animals in Clay, Lark Books, 2006 

500 Pitchers, Lark Books, 2006 

500 Cups, Lark Books, 2005

50 From 6: Contemporary Ceramic Art from Six Rocky Mountain States, Southern Utah University College    of Visual and Performing Arts, Paragon Press, Utah, 2014

Ceramics Art and Perception, "Hard Edges and Soft Curves: The Ceramics of Jeff Reich and Farraday            Newsome", by Linda Kuehne, issue 93, 2013

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