Posts Categorized: General

The Object’s Not the Point

Guest blogger Namita Gupta-Wiggers shares her plans and reasons joining summer residency Session II: The Object’s Not the Point, with The Brick Factory collective this summer.  A few spots are still available for those interested in participating in this early summer residency from June 18-30.  Additional session artists include Erik Scollon, Summer Zickefoose, Thomas Myers,… Read more »

The History of Watershed’s Clay

Ever wonder about how we go about making our clay at Watershed? Studio Manager Wm. Reeder Fahnestock shares the process we use, along with historical background and geologic context for Maine’s rich history of clay-processing and brick production. Maine’s Geological and Brick-Making History Maine’s mountains are considered some of the oldest on Earth. Comprising the… Read more »

Earth, Water, and Fire: 2017 Summer Session I Preview

In this guest post, artist and session leader Berry Matthews shares her plans and reasons for organizing Watershed 2017 Residency Session I: Earth, Water, and Fire.  Several spots are still available for those interested in joining the group from June 4-16.  Additional participants include guest artist Trisha Coates and AIA members Rosette Gault, Elizabeth Garber,… Read more »

Reawakenings: 2017 Summer Session IV Preview

Artist Whitney Forsyth shares her plans and reasons for organizing a residency session at Watershed.  Spots are still available for those interested in joining the group from July 23 to August 4, 2017.  Additional participating artists include Kate Dameron, Cathryn Thomas, Allison Lackner, Nancy Andrasko, Shawn Phillips, Beth Edwards, and Mike Teal.  Learn more and register…. Read more »

The Art of Maine

Maine has a long tradition of influential artists and craftspeople finding space in our state to create and contemplate close to nature.  Some stay for a few weeks, others make their homes here for a lifetime.  The most recent issue of The Maine Quarterly shines a spotlight on some of Maine’s most influential artists, arts… Read more »

Chris Gustin Honored by The American Craft Council

On October 14, The American Craft Council will induct Watershed Co-Founder Chris Gustin into the ACC College of Fellows for his outstanding achievements in the craft field. We are thrilled to celebrate with Chris as he receives this honor! His extensive body of ceramic work, as well as his commitment to forming creative spaces (like… Read more »

Jason Burnett Leads Dynamic Surface Design Workshop

A week and a half ago, Watershed was brimming with the energy and excitement of Jason Burnett’s surface design workshop. Fourteen artists arrived from many corners of Maine, as well as many corners of the country, to join Jason as he shared a wide range of techniques and tricks for ceramic surface design. During the… Read more »

K-12 Teacher Residency Wrap-up

In mid-July, Watershed hosted a one-week residency session for K-12 art educators. This pilot project provided a rare opportunity for teachers from Maine and beyond to connect, learn new skills and strategies, and work on their own art. Over the course of the week, we (Liz Proffetty and Malley Weber, Watershed’s teaching artists) led morning… Read more »

Why Join The Fall Residency?

During the Fall Residency, a dynamic group of artists forms a close community over the course of September. Artists have continuous studio access, comfortable living accommodations, and full use of Watershed’s kilns, kitchen, and other facilities. There are no deadlines or requirements, just time and space to create and experiment. Here are a few great… Read more »

Summer Days at the ‘Shed

We can’t believe how fast the summer is going!  So many talented and dynamic artists have brought energy and life into the studios during the first three summer sessions.  Currently, we have a group of K-12 ceramics teachers here for a one week session and the studio is buzzing with activity and ideas.  We wanted… Read more »