Salad Days Artist Residency

Salad Days is Watershed’s annual community festival celebrating handmade ceramic work and locally-sourced food. The event draws hundreds of ceramic art appreciators to Watershed every year. The Salad Days Artist-in-Residence is commissioned to produce hundreds of plates or shallow bowls from terracotta clay for the event.

The artist is selected by a jury in late winter prior to their residency. They then live at Watershed during the summer and fall for approximately four months producing plates or shallow bowls for the following year’s Salad Days.

During the residency, the Salad Days artist receives:

  • Housing in a private room
  • All meals
  • A large studio
  • Free materials and firings
  • A $2000 stipend

Watershed provides opportunities for the Salad Days Artist to exhibit and sell work. Salad Days plates are featured in Watershed publications and in regional press and advertisements.

  • Applications for the next Salad Days Artist residency will be available at the end of 2021. Stay tuned for updated information shortly!