Upcoming events

Salad Days

On the second Saturday of July each year, hundreds of people come to the Watershed campus for a memorable picnic—and carry home handcrafted ceramic plates as souvenirs of this special day. The plates are created by a dedicated artist-in-residence who spends the summer at Watershed making more than 500 plates for the Salad Days festival.

After choosing a favorite plate, visitors load it up with a delicious array of local foods—breads, locally sourced salads, and desserts—all prepared by area restaurants and Watershed’s cooks. In addition to the picnic lunch, Salad Days includes live music, artist demos, a ceramics exhibition, and a pottery sale of fine-crafted ceramics made by Watershed artists from around the country.

You may purchase Salad Days tickets in advance or at Watershed during the event. Tickets are $40 and include lunch and a handmade plate by 2018 Salad Days Artist Christina Bendo. Children five and under may attend for free, but do not receive a plate.


Saturday, July 14, 2018 

11:00 am-3:00 pm

Watershed Center For The Ceramic Arts
19 Brick Hill Road, Newcastle, ME 04553
(207) 882-6075

Phoenix Festival of the Arts

Phoenix Festival of the Arts is back and better than ever at Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix. Phoenix Center for the Arts is proud to present the sixth annual event December 8-10, featuring more than 150 art and food vendors. It’s a perfect time to shop for local art and celebrate the season.

Live entertainment, taking place on 3 stages, includes local bands, solo artists, dancers, choral groups, spoken word artists, comedians, art demonstrations, and more!


Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004


December 2018 

Cross Currents: Movements in Contemporary Ceramics

June 24 – September 3

Internationally renowned ceramic artist Chris Gustin has curated this exhibition, which, along with his own works, includes Don Ridley, Barry Bartlett, Jonathan Cross, Perry Haas, Jan McKeachie Johnston, Matt Long, Dan Molyneux, Nancy Train Smith and Arnie Zimmerman. All of the exhibiting artists have a connection to Gustin through their ceramics network as well as through the firing of their work in community anagama kilns.


Highfield Hall & Gardens
56 Highfield Drive
P.O. Box 494
Falmouth, MA 02541

Workshops...Coming Soon!

Totally cool workshops that you are NOT going to want to miss!