Campus Tour Located approximately 50 miles north of Portland, Maine, Watershed’s 54-acre campus looks out on neighboring farm fields. The campus has many wooded walking trails filled with ceramic sculptures left by past Watershed artists, creating an ever-changing sculpture trail. Watershed's new Windgate studio has 7,500 square feet of space with abundant windows for beautiful views and natural light. The open floor plan gives resident artists flexibility—allowing for both independent and collaborative work. The studio is equipped with tables, chairs, and a variety of kick and electric wheels. While Watershed residencies do not involve formal instruction... ...the space encourages participating artists to exchange ideas and offer each other feedback and support. Residents can select from a large inventory of glazes and clay materials. The kiln shed is located adjacent to the studios. It houses two wood kilns, two gas kilns, a soda kiln and multiple electric kilns. Many sessions involve group firings organized by session participants. Resident artists are housed in modern cabins located at the top of the Watershed campus. Artists can choose single or double cabin rooms, with private or shared bathrooms. The cabins look out over Watershed's woods and fields. Thompson Hall holds the kitchen, dining room, and staff living quarters, along with a common area to lounge. A path through the back yard leads to the studio. The Joan Pearson Watkins House holds Watershed's administrative offices, gallery, and retail shop The rolling fields behind the House provide ideal space for temporary installations. Summer session participants eat together in Thompson Hall, enjoying conversation and delicious food prepared by the summer cooks. Artists occassionally organize outdoor banquets. And exchange handmade tableware after the meal. Much of the food is sourced from local farms. Straw's farm— which raises cows, pigs, chickens, and sheep — is right next door! View of Straw's Farm from the far side of Cochran Road Watershed is ideally situated close to many of the attractions that make Maine “Vacationland”. Maine's rocky coastline, beaches, lighthouses and limitless nature walks are within a short driving distance.