Recurring Event Galleries + Exhibitions

Craft Apprentice Program: Capstone Exhibition Opening at Watershed

Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts 19 Brick Hill Rd, Newcastle, ME

Mentors + Apprentices: Work from Maine + New Hampshire's 2023 Craft Apprentice Program opens Friday, October 6, 5-7pm

The Maine Craft Association’s Craft Apprentice Program, developed and offered in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission & the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, provides mentor craft artists and apprentices the opportunity to learn, create and connect. The program is designed to advance and expand the apprentice's craft studio practice and professional experience. 

Nine mentor artist + apprentice pairs were selected for the 2023 program cycle (six from Maine, three from New Hampshire) and have worked side by side for seven months. Apprenticeships focused on natural dyeing & hand weaving, book arts, wood instrument creation, printmaking, leather working, pottery foundational skills, Nerikomi ceramics, tile making & more!

New work created during the apprenticeship period will be on view in the 2023 Craft Apprentice Program capstone exhibition, on view at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, October 6 - 30, 2023. 

The opening reception is free and open to the public! Join us in celebrating the achievements of the nine 2023 apprenticeships on Friday, October 6, 5-7pm at Watershed’s Barkan Gallery (103 Cochran Road, Edgecomb). Can't make it to the opening reception? The gallery will be open Monday - Friday, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, or by appointment, for the duration of the exhibit!

Recurring Event Demonstrations

Wood Kiln Opening + Pottery Sale at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts

Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts 19 Brick Hill Rd, Newcastle, ME

Watch artists Tim Christensen, Aidan Fraser, Keanne Petri, Jon Ho and Ellie Porta-Barnet unbrick the Salubrious Brother wood kiln and discover what their work looks like inside. Learn about the process of wood firing and chat with artists one-on-one about their work. Pieces will be for sale once the kiln is unloaded. This event runs from 10:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, October 7.