Posts Categorized: General

Autumn Events on Campus

The Watershed kiln pad and studio bustle with activity throughout the early fall. Seven artists took part in the month-long fall residency, spending their days and nights working on independent projects. The uninterrupted time for inquiry and reflection lead to a wide range of work in the studio. In mid-September Lydia Johnson led a workshop… Read more »

2019 Summer Residency in Pictures

The summer humidity has made way for crisp fall air as the last of our 2019 summer staff pack their cars and depart.  We feel privileged to have spent the summer in the company of so many amazing artists and makers who took part in the 2019 summer residency.  Please enjoy a few photos from… Read more »

2019 Salad Days

Thank you to everyone who made 2019 Salad Days such a special occasion at Watershed! This community event began as a small picnic and has grown to have an attendance of nearly 600 people. Celebrating the 25th Salad Days with the support of guests and visitors from near and far felt very special to us…. Read more »

Session II: How Low Can You Go: Low Fire Love

In this guest post, 2019 Residency Session Co-Organizer Chanda Glendinning shares plans and ideas for the second session of the summer (June 16-28) focused on low-fire work. There is room for any artist interested in the session to join. Register now to reserve your spot or apply for a scholarship or work-exchange. Registrations are accepted… Read more »

Ephemerality in Clay: Summer Session I Preview

In this guest post, Kate Roberts shares the inspiration and ideas that led her to organize 2019 Summer Residency Session I: Ephemerality in Clay. Additional participating artists include Alida van Almelo, Peter Barbor, Magdolene Dykstra, Rachel Eng, David Katz & Erna Skuladottir. Space in the session is available for those interested in joining the group… Read more »

Spirit of the Absurd: Summer Session IV Preview

Hello, this is Carolyn Baginski! Fellow ceramist Heather Kaplan and I have co-organized Summer Residency Session IV: The Spirit of the Absurd, which will run from July 28 to August 9 at Watershed this summer. Heather is Assistant Professor of Art Education at University of Texas, El Paso and I am a ceramic artist and… Read more »

The New Ancient: Summer Residency Session V Preview

“There is no civilization that has not produced great ceramics.” —Roberta Smith   In this guest post, Ginger Lukas and Matt Merkel Hess share their plans for Watershed 2019 Residency Session V: The New Ancient. Several spots are still available for those interested in joining the group from August 11-23. Learn more and register for… Read more »

Reflections on the 2018 Summer Residency

As our summer staff members pack their cars and head off to their next adventures, the summer residency season draws to a close. We are grateful for all of the artists who shared in the 2018 residency with us. Please enjoy the following images and reflections from each of this summer’s sessions. Pre-Session: May 20-June… Read more »

Clay Education with POW!

Artist Hayne Bayless believes in the magic of mud. “Teaching pottery to kids may ultimately solve the world’s problems,” he says. Bayless and several other New England-based teaching artists spearhead Pots on Wheels! (a.k.a. POW!), a mobile clay education project that brings ceramic art lessons to communities around the region. Watershed partnered with POW! in… Read more »

2018 Salad Days

On July 14, Watershed welcomed nearly 600 visitors to Salad Days, a celebration of local food and handcrafted ceramics. This annual art- and craft-filled festival features a picnic buffet of fresh salads that guests enjoy on handmade ceramic plates that they keep.   2018 Salad Days Artist Christina Bendo lived and worked at Watershed during… Read more »