Posts Categorized: General

Arlynn Nobel Reflects on the Magic of Watershed

From her first step into Watershed’s rustic studio, Arlynn Nobel—a 2017 summer artist-in-residence and Watershed board member—hoped to discover what lay in this space that could ignite new ideas in her work. During the first day of her Watershed residency, she reflected that she “could feel the history” and could feel that this environment was “a… Read more »

The Surface Exchange: Summer Session V Preview

In this guest post, artist and session leader Shanna Fliegel shares her plans for Watershed 2018 Residency Session V: The Surface Exchange. Several spots are still available for those interested in joining the group from August 12-24. Additional participants include guest artist Mariko Paterson and AIA members Sukjin Choi, Melissa Mencini, Brooke Noble, and Adams… Read more »

Break Tradition at Watershed! 2018 Summer Session I Preview

  During Session I: Breaking Tradition (June 3-15), artists and designers will come together to explore new modes of making, marketing, and showing work. Rather than situating ceramics solely in stores and white-walled galleries, artists are bringing attention to their work by exhibiting in non-traditional physical and digital spaces. Dinners that double as pop-up sales,… Read more »

Watershed Board “Passes the Torch” to New Leadership Team

Watershed is fortunate to have a dedicated group of extraordinary people who serve on our Board of Trustees and Advisory Council. At a recent meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida, board members were graciously welcomed to the St. Pete ceramics community by friends affiliated with the Morean Center for Clay, the Morean Arts Center, and the… Read more »

Watershed Celebrates Ceramic Masters

Since 2007, Watershed has recognized influential ceramic artists who are innovators, leaders, and mentors within the clay community. We honor these artists as Legends via programming that shines a spotlight on their contributions and careers. This year, Watershed is pleased to honor Wayne Higby, Jack Troy, and Paula Winokur as our newest Legends. Throughout 2017,… Read more »

Thank You For a Wonderful Summer Season!

We are grateful for all the artists, staff, friends, supporters, and collaborators who helped make the 2017 residency season so special at Watershed. Please enjoy a few memories and photos from each of our 2017 summer sessions; we hope to see many of you back here again in the future! Summer Staff Arrival & Pre-Session… Read more »

Thanks to our 2017 Summer Staff!

As we wrap up our summer season and begin our fall residency, we send off our outstanding 2017 summer staff team to their next adventures. Nine summer staffers joined us in mid-May and over the course of 15 weeks, they worked incredibly hard through six residency sessions and our busy summer program schedule. From art walks and… Read more »

Making in clay at the Jackson Memorial Library

Summer Office Assistant Laura Williams shares her experience teaching clay techniques to a group of youth in St. George, Maine. Before coming to Watershed, I taught and made in Chicago, Illinois at Magical Minds Studio, an after school program providing students with a space to learn about and make art. I knew when I accepted… Read more »

A Summer Celebration of Food & Ceramics

As the last days of July fly by and we welcome the start of August next week, we wanted to share a few photos from a Watershed mid-season celebration. During the final evening of our third 2017 residency session, our talented chefs, Adam Redd and Stephen Aleckna, treated residents and staff to a decadent five-course… Read more »

2017 Salad Days

Thank you to everyone who helped make 2017 Salad Days such a smashing success! On July 8, we welcomed nearly 600 guests to the Watershed campus to celebrate local food and handcrafted ceramics.  The event is truly a collaborative effort and we are grateful to the artists, community restaurants and farms, business sponsors, board members,… Read more »