Summer residency Sessions at Watershed

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.

View details on their website on each of our 2017 summer sessions and register early to reserve your spot.

Archie Bray workshop registration opens tomorrow!

Registration begins TOMORROW, Wednesday,
January 13 at 9 am MST. 

Contemporary Design by Hand
June 6–17, 2016
Tuition $700 (includes $95 lab fee)
Open to intermediate/advanced artists


Kathy ButterlyKathy Butterly, 2016 Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellow
Glazing: An Adventure in Color
July 2–4, 2016
Tuition $310 (includes $35 lab fee)
Open to artists of all levels


Laurel TrueLaurel True
Community Mosaic Mural Making with Laurel True
July 18–22, 2016
Tuition $600
Open to artists of all levels, some mosaic experience recommended


Cristina CordovaCristina Córdova
The Printed Figure
August 1–5, 2016
Tuition $470 (includes $45 lab fee)
Open to intermediate artists; hand building experience recommended


Matt WedelMatt Wedel
Invent, Engineer and Make Believe: Large-scale Applications in Ceramics

September 5–9, 2016
Tuition $470 (includes $45 lab fee)
Open to intermediate artists



A Day with…
One-Day Demonstration Workshops

Josh DeWeeseA Day with Josh DeWeese
April 2, 2016
Tuition $75 (demo only)
Open to artists of all levels


Sue TirrellA Day with Sue Tirrell
May 21, 2016
Tuition $75 (demo only)
Open to artists of all levels


Steven Young LeeA Day with Steven Young Lee
October 15, 2016
Tuition $75 (demo only)
Open to artists of all levels


Registration begins on Wednesday, January 13 at 9 am MST.
We’re sorry, but we cannot accept early registrations.
To register, call Lindsey at 406/443-3502 ext.11 

Payment in full is due at the time of
registration. If registering for more than one workshop, a 50% deposit
for each workshop is due at registration.

Cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and AMEX are accepted

Student Discount: Students are eligible for a 10% discount on workshops. Please ask at the time of registration.



movie day: Matt Wedel

Matt Wedel: Athens (2013) from L.A. Louver on Vimeo.

Matt Wedel & Christopher Miles in conversation at L.A. Louver (2013) from L.A. Louver on Vimeo.
Recorded 13 April 2013 at L.A. Louver in Venice, CA. Matt Wedel and Christopher Miles discuss Wedel’s work and current exhibition “Sheep’s Head”, on view 11 April – 11 May 2013.