Watershed’s summer sessions provide time and space for small groups of up to 15 artists to step away from their daily routines, immerse themselves in their work, and make new connections within the clay community.  During a residency, artists work independently in our large communal studio.  Most of the summer sessions are organized by artists—who propose a theme related to clay and recruit four to eight other artists to join them. The balance of participants in a session (seven to ten more artists) register here on our website, drawn by a shared interest in the session theme. Once in residence, all of the session’s artists work side-by-side in the Watershed studios.

During a summer session, you will have unlimited time to work and dialog in the studio alongside other artists-in-residence, along with 3 delicious meals a day, and comfortable accommodations in shared or private housing. When reviewing session options, consider choosing a theme that resonates with you, whether you want to delve more deeply into that focus or follow your own path of inquiry once you are here.

Watershed residencies are filled on a first-come, first served basis.  Simply fill out the registration form and submit your deposit.  Visit our housing and fees page to review the costs of attending a residency.  Please note that all artists are required to live on campus during a session. For those interested in applying for merit-based or need-based financial aid, the yearly application deadline is February 15 with awards announced in mid-March.

Our 2018 Summer Residency Session schedule will be posted January 2018. Please check back then for more information & to register!