Liability Waiver for Program Participants

As a participant voluntarily taking part in an activity that involves the use of facilities at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (Watershed), I fully recognize that there are dangers and risks to which I may be exposed to during my time on campus or otherwise engaged in a Watershed program. The following are examples of specific, significant dangers and risks associated with this activity, including but not limited to: use of studio tools and clay mixing equipment; firing of electric, gas and/or wood fired kilns; use of power tools and Watershed’s wood shop; and lifting/moving of materials. I understand that Watershed does not require me to participate in these activities, but I want to do so, despite the possible dangers and risks, and despite this Release, in exchange for the rights and privileges being extended to me, including the right to be a guest at Watershed.

I therefore agree to assume and take on myself all the risks and responsibilities in any way associated with these activities. In consideration of and return for the services, facilities, and other assistance provided to me by Watershed in this activity, I release, hold harmless, waive any rights to sue, and indemnify Watershed and its governing board, advisors, employees, and agents in their corporate and individual capacities from any and all liability, claims, and actions that may arise from injury or harm to me, from my death, or from damage to my property in connection with this activity. I understand that this Release covers liability, claims, and actions caused entirely or in part by any acts or failures to act of Watershed or its governing board, advisors, employees, or agents, including but not limited to, negligence, mistake, or failure to supervise by Watershed.

I recognize that this Release means I am giving up, among other things, rights to sue Watershed, its governing board, advisors, employees and agents for injuries, damages, or losses I may incur. I also understand that this Release binds my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, as well as myself.

This is a legally binding Release between the program participant and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. I have read this entire Release, I fully understand it, I am agreeing to it voluntarily and I agree to be legally bound by it.