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Open Studio Tour at Geronimo Artists' Collective
Spring 2013: Sat. & Sun., April 13-14, 11 am–5 pm
Joy Holdread’s art work includes environmental clay art, hand-crafted
stoneware tiles, murals, mosaics, sculpture, pottery, found object sculpture
and acrylic landscape paintings.
Jane Gilbreath is showing beautiful weavings and elegant, organic beadwork.
features her abstract paintings in low fire glazes on tile, each one
a colorful gem, shown in a custom frame that is a work of art in itself.
Gifted local musician Paul Scott, a musician in Tucson for over fifty years,
performs folk, popular and ballads on flute, saxophone and clarinet.
Relax on one of the patios designed from reclaimed and recycled materials,
tour the gardens, see the water harvesting techniques, and meet hens who
perform on trapezes.
Light refreshments, great art, interesting artists, good conversation, and
The event is free, child friendly and open to the public.
Visit www.tucsonopenstudios.com for additional information,
maps, and listings.
2627 N. Geronimo Ave.
(North of Grant, West of First Ave.
4th Ave. becomes Geronimo)
TUCSON, AZ 85705-4724
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HOLDREAD STUDIO – FUNCTIONAL POTTERY
The Greenest Potter You'll Ever Meet
As an environmental artist Joy Holdread...
Depicts environmental issues as the subject of her art
Recycles or reclaims clay, glazes and adds waste materials like shredded paper pulp, saw dust and coffee grounds to clay to create sculptural qualities not limited to texture.
Develops studio procedures that minimize or eliminates landfill waste or groundwater contamination
Uses reclaimed or recycled materials for equipment, workspaces,
raw materials, promotional supplies
Salvages building materials & supplies
Donates unused materials & tools
Encourages other artists & the general public to reduce, reuse, recycle & respect
Consults and assists people in careful resourceful landscaping or design options
Offers many varied workshops that encourage innovative reuse of everyday materials
PRODUCT AND GREEN INFORMATION
Holdread Studio functional Pottery
Food SAFE – No Lead Glazes
Dishwasher, microwave, & oven safe – with the exception of pieces incorporating gold leaf – Hand wash carefully objects with gold leaf.
Do not microwave gold leaf.
Use slow temperature transitions with all pottery
I reclaim glaze materials that otherwise are destined for the landfill, or to directly contaminate the water
A HORROR and completely unnecessary.
All of my clay objects are made With recycled clay, and glazed with reclaimed glaze.
Wander about enjoying this landscape sculpted to harvest and store rainwater. The dirt and fill used to direct water was previously destined for the landfill. Enjoy transplanted plants saved from the bulldozer. Relax on Patios developed with recycled bricks, rebuilt furniture and other resourceful solutions to fencing, privacy and beauty. Why even some of the art is made of reclaimed found objects and all of the clay objects are made of reclaimed stoneware clay, the clay that dries out and other pottery don't reclaim. Watch for loose rocks and cactus.
Joy L. Holdread
Joy L. Holdread, local clay artist since 1974, moved her studio into the Keeling neighborhood in 1983. She is known for her Reptile Rock Boxes and clay tile murals which include landscapes or geological/fossils imagery. Additionally she makes functional pottery, stoneware or porcelain jewelry. Holdread opens her working art studio to the public for OPEN STUDIO TOURS or BY APPOINTMENT. Located at 2627 N. Geronimo, her studio includes sculpture gardens and numerous resourcefully furnished patio areas.
She is known for her years of work on behalf of ARTIST’S rights and environmentally sound studio procedures. Her activities include coordinating art exhibits, teaching “THAT’S ART BIZ,” a business class for visual artists, facilitating workshops, and private consultations. Her public art includes eight Tucson area hand crafted clay tile murals as well as numerous private installations.
Joy L. Holdread
ON THE WALL
Artists' Ethics, Tile or Acrylic
Landscapes, Geological Mirrors
Greek Columns with hidden compartment.
OFF THE WALL
Reptile Rock Boxes (Lizard,
Horn toad, Snake & Gila Monster)
Lizard or Landscape Mugs, Creamers & Sugar, Vessels, Jewelry,
Garden Sculptures, Luminarias, Candles, Miniature Lizard
The Holdread Studio Grounds include water harvesting landscapes, pathways in desert areas,
several charming little patio areas made of recycled and natural material and two new
environmental reclaimed wood projects.
Relax, this is a great place to enjoy art, feel inspired and discuss art with interesting artists.
Feel free to phone or e-mail for an
520-628-8180 * * *
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A L T E R N A T I V E H A P P Y H O U R
Fridays 5:30 - 7:00 PM near Stone and Grant
The Holdread Studio, Patios and Gardens at 2627 N. Geronimo Ave is pleased to present
a creative ALTERNATIVE HAPPY HOUR. Relax at week's end – explore your creativity in
a quiet peaceful space. Open ended, no starting or ending dates, each session complete
in itself. No artistic experience needed. Make pots instead of getting potted!
Quiet spaces for meditative projects . . . Social spaces to visit and unwind
Clay hand building demonstration at 5:45 . . . Personal instruction available
Cover charge $12, includes Iced tea or water, and clay, drawing materials, multimedia materials.
Group rates $40 for four: $10 per person groups of 4-10 people.
Gather friends, co-workers, and relax with creativity.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED before 4:00pm Fridays. Limited to 10 people.
E-mail email@example.com or phone 628-8180
For further information, feel free to phone or E-mail
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Habitat for Humanity's Rain Barrel Auction
An Artist's Reception and Silent Auction was held Wednesday, April 20, 2011.
When bidding closed
for the five (5) water-harvesting Rain Barrels,hand-painted
by local artists, Joy's barrel, "Stone Well," had the highest bid. Proceeds were
to help with the construction of
Habitat Tucson’s 2011 Faith in Action home.
Visit Habitat for Humanity – HabiStore
at 935 W. Grant Rd.
(just 1/4 mile east of I-10), for your home improvement needs.
Support Habitat for Humanity.