Summer Workshop With Kat & Roger

Los Angeles-based artists Kat Hutter and Roger Lee work in tandem to make visually striking functional and sculptural objects. During this workshop, Roger will share his masterful techniques for developing forms and Kat will cover ways to develop rich, colorful surfaces. The first three days of the workshop will include a mix of demonstrations, discussions, and guided work time in the studio while the final two days offer time to complete projects with support from the workshop leaders. Spend the last week of August learning from these two dynamic makers!

Workshop Dates: August 22-28, 2022
Registration Fee: $550 plus meals and optional housing
Housing/Meals Fee: $180 to $650 based on your selection
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About Kat & Roger

We are Kat Hutter and Roger Lee, a collaborative endeavor as partners and artists working in Northeast Los Angeles. We met in graduate school in South Carolina while studying painting and ceramics. Our work is really a continuing story of our life as artists, and projects influenced by living in the South, Portland, Lake Tahoe, the Midwest, and now L.A. We love the grit, passion, and dedication the Angelenos have for “the creative lifestyle” and feel it is the right place to be for what we are doing. After a lot of research and development we decided it was time to put K&R out into the world. It is a labor of love, combining classic shapes and graphic surface patterns with earthy natural clay textures. We are influenced everyday by the California lifestyle and the vibrant city of L.A, and are always looking for ways to broaden our experiences.
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Workshop Schedule

August 22:

  • Arrive between 3:00 and 6:00 pm
  • Dinner and orientation

August 23:

  • Kat and Roger introduce their work and processes
  • Throwing demonstration
  • Form considerations for surface treatment/design

August 24:

  • Design exercises: formulating a “design library”, considering abstraction
  • Studio session focused on design and throwing  

August 25:

  • Demo of patterning techniques including grids, stamping, mirror imaging, sgraffito, and stencil

August 26:

  • Guided open studio

August 27:

  • Guided open studio
  • Glazing/completing forms
  • Packing & cleaning

August 28:

  • Depart Watershed by noon; breakfast will be the final meal served on campus.


Materials to Bring

  • One bisque piece with a surface ready for design/painting (cone 10 clay)
  • Variety of brushes, preferably soft haired
  • Sketchbook (at least 8”x 10”)
  • Ceramic tool kit
  • Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Materials for transporting green ware (if you plan to take unfired work home with you)

Housing & Meals

Watershed provides dinner on the first night of the workshop, three meals daily during the session, and breakfast on the final morning on campus. Vegetarian, gluten free, and dairy free diets can be accommodated.

Watershed offers housing in single occupancy or double occupancy rooms. Bathroom facilities are shared but can be used by one person at a time, much like a bathroom in a home. Rooms are furnished with twin beds. Pillows and mattress pads are provided. Participants should bring towels, sheets and blankets/comforters, when possible. Watershed does rent bedding as-needed.

Participants may also elect to stay off campus and select the “Meals Only” option on their registration form.

Housing & Meals Selection Fee
Single Occupancy Room $650
Double Occupancy Room $420
Meals Only $180

Payment Schedule & Refunds

Workshop Payments: A $200 non-refundable deposit is due with your registration. Watershed will invoice you for the remaining balance on your fees, which are due June 15 or upon receipt of invoice for registrations after June 15.

Refunds: Watershed will refund your fees, less the $200 deposit, until July 24. After July 24, no refunds will be given but any payments (including the $200 deposit) may be transferred to another Watershed workshop or residency over the next year.