Maine Craft Weekend

We’re excited to welcome you to Watershed’s beautiful campus on October 1, 2 and 3 for 2021 Maine Craft Weekend, an annual statewide tour of craft studios, coinciding with American Craft Week. Enjoy a tour of our brand new Windgate Studio, a kiln opening and art sale, artist talks, and a collaborative exhibition with the Maine Craft Association at the Barkan Gallery.

Kiln Opening & Pottery Sale

Saturday, October 2: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kiln Shed adjacent to Windgate Studio
19 Brick Hill Road, Newcastle, ME
Stay right at the fork, follow to the end of the road

Artists Tim Christensen, Janna DeWan, Ellie Porta-Barnet, Jon Ho, Keann Petrie, and Aidan Fraser have just completed a wood firing at Watershed and will be selling pottery fresh out of the kilns! Here’s a chance to meet the artists, ask questions, experience the excitement, and take home a treasure!
 
 

Studio Tours

Saturday, October 2: 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
Sunday, October 3: 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
 
Windgate Studio
19 Brick Hill Road, Newcastle, ME
Stay right at the fork, follow to the end of the road
 
You’re invited to the first-ever public event at the new Windgate Studio at Watershed!
After years of planning, months of construction, and reopening our residency program during a pandemic, we’re finally ready to show off our transformation.  
 
Tour the state-of-the-art, 7,500 square foot studio building with Executive Director Fran Rudoff and Studio Manager Reeder Fahnestock to learn about the history  from chicken barn to brick factory to beautiful open-concept creative space. Check out the spray booth, glaze room, plaster room, and tiles crafted by co-founder Chris Gustin.
 

Exhibition: Mentors & Apprentices

OPENING RECEPTION: 
October 1: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
GALLERY HOURS:
October 2 and 3: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
October 4 – 29: Weekdays, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

LOCATED:
Barkan Gallery at Watershed’s Joan Pearson Watkins House
103 Cochran Road, Edgecomb, ME

Join us for Watershed’s first gallery exhibition since 2019 to celebrate the culmination of the 2021 Craft Apprentice Program (CAP), featuring the work of both the mentors and apprentices.  CAP, offered by Maine Crafts Association (MCA) and Maine Arts Commission, is a seven-month intensive in-studio learning opportunity for apprentices who demonstrate a commitment to furthering their craft practice, and mentors who meet standards of excellence and interest in sharing knowledge and experience. 

 
EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Artist Talks

Saturday, October 2 at 2:00 pm: Tim Christensen & Aidan Fraser
Sunday, October 3 at 2:00 pm: Lissa Hunter & Ashley Page
 
Barkan Gallery at Watershed’s Joan Pearson Watkins House
103 Cochran Road, Edgecomb, ME
 
Join us for artist talks with four of the exhibiting artists featured in the current Mentors & Apprentices exhibition. The artists will discuss their goals for the apprenticeship, their experiences during the 100 hours of time spent together, and the impact on their creative practice.
 
Tim Christensen & Aidan Fraser Lissa Hunter & Ashley Page