Watershed residencies offer extended time in an open-studio setting, providing space to explore, experiment, and reflect. Any artist who is comfortable working independently in a clay studio is welcome to participate.*
During a two-week summer session, 16 artists-in-residence live and work alongside one another on campus. They enjoy dedicated studio space, housing in private or shared rooms, delicious meals, and 24-hour access to all facilities.
Each session has a theme and is organized by a small group of artists. Additional participants then join the session, drawn by an interest in the theme and/or the work of the organizing artists.
- Please note, the Summer Residency will not be offered in 2020
- Learn more about the Summer Residency
A month-long residency held each September provides ample time to explore new ideas and produce a body of work. A small group of artists form a dynamic environment ripe for creative interaction and self-directed exploration.
Every May, Pre-Session offers a work-trade opportunity for volunteer artists. They work six hours each weekday for Watershed to help prepare the campus for the season ahead in exchange for housing, food and studio space.
- Please note, Pre-Session will not be offered in spring 2020.
- Learn more about Pre-Session
*Watershed does not provide formal instruction during summer and fall residency sessions, and resident artists are not expected to teach others. For those interested in instruction, Watershed offers workshops.