Salad Days

Plate by Grace Tessein

We are thrilled to welcome guests back to campus for Watershed’s 2022 Salad Days fundraiser on Saturday, July 9! Highlights of the celebration include:

  • A fabulous Invitational Pottery Sale with work by more than thirty artists
  • Tours of our new Windgate studio!
  • Demonstrations by artists-in-residence, plates by Grace Tessein & much more!

Event Details & Schedule

When: Saturday, July 9 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Watershed’s main campus at 19 Brick Hill Road, Newcastle, Maine


Open all day:
Plate selection, Pottery Sale & live demonstrations by artists

11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Brunch 
Select delicious treats and drinks from the Watershed buffet or bring your own picnic. 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Studio Tours
Take a thirty-minute guided tour of Watershed’s new Windgate Studio. Sign up in advance for a tour in the Watershed tent. Masks are required inside the studio.

1:00 pm: Reverse Raffle Drawing
Every raffle ticket holder wins a handmade ceramic piece. Raffle tickets are for sale at the event.

Tickets & Salad Days Plates

Brunch tickets can still be reserved but all Salad Days plate tickets and VIP passes have been claimed. Watershed will not sell additional plate tickets at the event. However, Salad Days Artist Grace Tessein will be selling plates and other pieces in the pottery sale. Guests are welcome to shop, take a tour, picnic on the lawn, and watch artist demos without a ticket. 

Ticket Options

Plate tickets – $55 each
Ticket holders will select the plate of their choice at Salad Days. Plate tickets have sold out.

Brunch tickets – $10 each
Ticket includes access to the Salad Days brunch buffet. Brunch tickets are available online or at the event.



VIP Pass – $150 each 
Pass includes all-access to our special VIP event on Friday July 8, a handmade Grace Tessein plate, and Saturday brunch during Salad Days on July 9.

Food & Beverages

Enjoy a bounty of fresh fruits, veggies, other salad-inspired snacks during this safely-served light brunch. 

While the community picnic will look a bit different this year, these changes are intended to keep guests safe and healthy during the Salad Days celebration. Tables will be spaciously arranged under a shaded tent, and picnickers can dine in the field. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic and blanket if they prefer. 

Event attendees who are 21+ can also enjoy one complimentary brunch drink with the purchase of a handmade stein from the Pottery Sale tent.

Pottery Sale

The annual Salad Days Pottery Sale provides a rare opportunity to purchase work directly from nationally-recognized ceramic artists. Our 2022 sale will feature functional ceramic pieces, jewelry, and decorative work by more than thirty ceramists. Preview a sampling of their handmade pieces and find the full list of featured artists below.

Sale Sneak Peek


Participating Artists

Jennifer Allen Hayne Bayless Ann Boyajian Yael Braha
Brian Buckland Sarah Caruso Marcie Bronstein Lena Chin
Tim Christensen Emily Christopherson Naomi Clement Janna DeWan
April Felipe Aidan Fraser Erin Furimsky Stuart Gair
Sarah German Martha Grover Tyler Gulden Wendy Jackson
Adrian King Brooke Knippa Jeffrey Lipton Shalya Marsh
Yesha Panchal Keanne Petrie Liz Proffetty Kat Hutter & Roger Lee
Gabrielle Silverlight Austin Smith Grace Tessein Malley Weber
Maria White      

Health & Safety

We’re excited to welcome guests back to Watershed while remaining mindful of the health and safety of all attendees. Plans for the Salad Days celebration consider current case counts in our area and are informed by state and federal CDC recommendations. In the event that our Salad Days plans evolve, updates will be posted here. 

Safely Celebrating Outdoors

    • The majority of Salad Days activities will take place outside.
    • We have increased tent sizes for the plate selection tent and dining space to support socially distanced activity. 
    • Picnicking on the lawn is encouraged!
    • During tours of the studio, guests are required to wear a mask when inside the building.
    • Outdoor masking is optional. 
    • Brunch will be served by staff outside using Covid-safe protocols, including food in single-serve portions and packaging, and use of paper plates. 
    • Ceramic Salad Days plates will be handled by multiple guests during the selection process. Please wash your plate at home prior to use
  • If you have a known COVID exposure or are ill, please do not attend the event. See our refund policy for details.

Contact us with questions or concerns regarding these guidelines before purchasing tickets or attending the event.


Join us at Salad Days as a volunteer and help with tasks such as running food, manning the plate tent, or greeting guests.  Volunteer shifts run for about 2 hours and are typically from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm or from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. All volunteers receive a free brunch ticket. 

To sign up, please fill out the Volunteer Registration Form

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