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Watershed and Objective Clay Salad Day

 

‘Salad Days’ – 9th July, 2016

 

‘Salad Days’ is a novel event held in Maine at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, which is run annually on the 2nd Saturday in July. Included in the ticket price is a souvenir handcrafted plate made by the artist in residence and a free lunch, created with fresh local produce, by the Watershed cooks and restaurants in the area. Live music is included and there is also pottery on sale from Watershed artists as well as featuring Objective Clay, which is a collective of ceramic artists focusing on utilitarian clay items. Workshops will also be held giving technique demonstrations.

More Info – watershedceramics.org

 

 

Watershed and Objective Clay artists:

 

 

Deb Schwartzkopf

 

‘I find it rewarding and challenging to make pots people will use. In my home growing up, hand made objects held special value.  They were gestures of consideration and love. Each work is porcelain fired in an electric kiln to cone six.’

 

 

Red Bowls Deb Schwartzkopf

Deb Schwartzkopf

 

 

Ceramic Cookie+Jar Deb Schwartzkopf

‘Cookie Jar’ – Deb Schwartzkopf

 

 

Two mugs - Deb-Schwartzkopf-pottery

Mugs – Deb Schwartzkopf

 

 

Teapot+Yellow---Deb-Schwartzkopf

Teapot –  Deb Schwartzkopf

 

 

Red Pitcher+Set Deb-Schwartzkopf

Pitcher and cups – Deb Schwartzkopf

 

 

 

Emily Schroeder Willis

 

‘ In the past few years I have been trying to simplify the work I make, constantly asking myself, how much is too much? What is essential and what is excess? I try to make every mark on the surface of my work matter, every dart necessary, every line indispensable.’

 

Emily-Schroeder-Willis White hand made vase with flowers

Emily Schroeder Willis

 

 

 

Emily-Schroeder-Willis---selection of ceramic pieces

Emily Schroeder Willis

 

 

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2014 plate – Emily Schroeder Willis

 

 

Dinner bowls and plates - Deb-Schwartzkopf

Bowls and plates – Emily Schroeder Willis

 

 

ceramic platter_in geen and white - Emily-Schroeder-Willis-_2013

2013 platter – Emily Schroeder Willis

 

 

Ernest Gentry

 

‘Making pots enables me to bring multiple interests into a variety of forms. Historical objects, modern design, and domestic considerations all inform my making process. My hope is that function, form, and the surface of my pots will bring the user respite. Clay presents the opportunity of constant problem solving, and combines my interests in aesthetic research and manual labor.’

 

Ernest-Gentry Red mug with indented surface pattern

Red mug – Ernest Gentry

 

 

 

Ernest-Gentry-lidded-box---woodfired-reduction-cooled-iron-rich-stoneware,-cone-9

Lidded box – Ernest Gentry

Woodfired, reduction cooled iron rich stoneware, cone 9

 

 

Ernest-Gentry ceramic plate

Ernest Gentry

 

 

 

Ernest-Gentry-lidded box with vertical ribbed surface - iron rich stoneware and glaze

Lidded box – Ernest Gentry

 

 

Ernest-Gentry---Black Yunomi

Yunomi – Ernest Gentry

Schaller Gallery

 

 

Bryan Hopkins

 

‘Following in the lineage of “fine china” I produce objects for domestic service, adding my own sense of affect and defect. The work’s primary use is that of a utilitarian object, and all the pieces perform as they should – cups hold fluids, vases present flowers without leaking, etc..  I have been using porcelain for about 20 years now, and am drawn to its’ physical qualities (strength, fragility, color, translucence) as well as the implicit class association, cultural significance, and assumption of purity and worth.’

 

 

Bryan-Hopkins-Butter-Dish green porcelain

‘Butter Dish’ – Bryan Hopkins

 

 

Bryan-Hopkins--porcelain Cake-Stand

‘Cake Stand’  – Bryan Hopkins

 

 

Bryan-Hopkins-Short-Cup porcelain

‘Short Cup’ – Bryan Hopkins

 

 

Bryan-Hopkins-Porcelain Tall-Cup tumbler

‘Tall Cup’ – Bryan Hopkins

 

 

 

Kip O’Krongly

 

‘I use functional pots as a vehicle for setting tables with visual stories. The functionality of the pieces I create serves as a daily nudge to reflect on the interwoven nature of our lifestyle choices and the broader world around us’. 

 

 

Kip-O’Krongly bowl stack with bicycle motifs

Stacking bowls – Kip O’Krongly

 

 

Kip-Okrongly-farm animal mugs

Kip Okrongly

 

 

ceramic pig_platter Kip-O’Krongly

‘Pig Platter’ – Kip Okrongly

 

 

 

Kip-Okrongly-kip-okrongly-T-rex-tumbler in red, orange and white

‘T Rex Tumbler’ – Kip Okrongly

 

 

Farm theme cake_stand Kip-O’Krongly

Farm themed ‘Cake Stand’ – Kip O’Krongly

 

 

 

Gwendolyn  Yoppolo

 

Her visionary designs challenge us to rethink the ways we nourish ourselves and others within contemporary food culture.  By preparing whole foods with minimal technology, by sharing food with a group from a single serving dish, or by sitting down with a loved one to create a shared experience, we break apart from the individualized ready-to-eat mentality of our industrialized food system.

 

 

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Ceramic mug – Gwendolyn  Yoppolo

 

 

 

gwendolyn-yoppolo mortar's and pestle's

Mortar and pestles – Gwendolyn Yoppolo

 

 

 

gwendolyn yoppolo_prasdouble

Prasdouble  – Gwendolyn Yoppolo

 

 

gwendolyn-yoppolo-mustard colored mug

Gwendolyn Yoppolo

 

 

 

tea-for-two-saucers-gwendolyn-yoppolo

Tea set for 2 – Gwendolyn Yoppolo

 

 

scoop bowl gwendolyn-yoppolo

‘Scoop Bowl’ – Gwendolyn Yoppolo

 

 

 

Sunshine Cobb

 

“I want my work in clay to represent growth and accomplishment, in which I believe reminiscence and nostalgia play a part. I rely on texture and color to create a sense of motion and time in my work.”

 

sunshine+cobb+horizontally ribbed mug

Sunshine Cobb

 

 

Sunshine-Cobb-ventilated yellow ceramic box

Sunshine Cobb

 

 

Sunshine-Cobb-lidded-ceramic-box

Sunshine Cobb

 

 

Sunshine-Cobb----footed ceramic yunomi with a turquoise glaze

‘Yunomi’ – Sunshine Cobb

 

 

Spiral Watershed plate - Yoshiro-Okuma,-1995

Watershed  1995 plate by Yoshiro Okuma

 

 

Adero-Willard,-2008 ceramic plate

Watershed plate 2008 – Adero Willard

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Allen

 

“My focus is to express sentiments of beauty and joy through porcelain tableware.  Whether forming a vase that decorates a room or producing dinnerware that celebrates a meal, my work is made to honor and enhance the rhythms of home life.”

 

Jennifer-Allen ceramic jug

Porcelain Jug – Jennifer Allen

 

 

 

bike+tire+mug5-Jennifer-Allen

Jennifer Allen

 

 

celly+breakfast+plate-Jennifer-Allen leaf motif dish

 Jennifer Allen

 

 

Jennifer-Allen-pocelain teapot

Jennifer Allen

 

2+grey+cups-Jennifer-Allen

Mugs – Jennifer Allen

 

 

two+tumblersJennifer-Allen

Jennifer Allen

 

 

 

Lindsay Oesterritter

 

“It is my intention to utilize a reduction cooled wood fueled kiln to highlight form and surface variations, and reference slow and continuous change.”

 

Lindsay-Oesterritter-raku pitchers

Lindsay Oesterritter raku jugs

 

 

Lindsay-Oesterritter-wood fired tumbler

Lindsay Oesterritter

 

 

Lindsay-Oesterritter-ceramic mugs

Lindsay Oesterritter

 

 

Liz Hafey

 

Liz-Hafey--folded ceramic vessel

Liz Hafey

 

 

Liz-Hafey---sake cups

Liz Hafey – sake pourer and cups

 

 

Liz-Hafey-ceramic tea pot

Teapot – Liz Hafey

 

 

Liz-Hafey---Ceramic-Work rustic tea pot

Liz Hafey

 

 

 

Stephanie Rozene

 

Stephanie is dedicated to the advancement and development of the field of Craft History and Theory and in particular the use of historical ornament as a visual language.

 

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Stephanie Rozene

 

 

Stephanie-Rozene ceramic mugs

Stephanie Rozene

 

 

Jessica-Brandl,-2014 rooster motif plate

Watershed 2014 plate – Jessica Brandl

 

 

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Watershed Salad Days

 

 

Tess-Stilwell,-2013 octotpus plate

Watershed 2013 octopus plate – Tess Stilwell

 

 

 

Sean-O'Connell,-2010 plate

Watershed plate, 2010 –  Sean O’Connell

 

 

More info on Objective Clay artists