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Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts: Visiting Artists

The Kennebec Valley Art Association and Watershed Center for Ceramics Arts announce a new collaboration to host evening events at Harlow Gallery which will focus on trends and trend-setters in ceramic art. 

The first of these evening presentations, June 19, 6:30 – 8 pm, will feature world-renowned ceramic artist Patti Warashina.  

A Washington native, Warashina graduated from the University of Washington where she taught for 25 years.  She has been at the center of the art community in Seattle even longer. Her sculptures can be found in such major museums as the Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum and the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan.  While her early work focused on the humorous, whimsical and slightly surreal, more recently she has been exploring political themes.  An evening with Warashina promises to be insightful, humorous, and thought provoking.  

Seattle-based ceramic artists Carol Gouthro and Peter Olsen will join her that evening to discuss their work and the dynamic ceramic art scene in Washington. All three artists will be in Maine for only two weeks as Guest Artists at the first of six summer residency sessions at Watershed.  During this residency, artists from across the nation will explore and expand their art as they work side-by-side with these leaders in ceramic arts. 

If you create or love ceramic art, you should not miss this one evening with Warashina, Gouthro and Olsen as they share their insights and inspiration!

The Kennebec Valley Art Association, a membership based nonprofit arts organization, has owned and operated the Harlow Gallery in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. The KVAA is celebrating their 50th anniversary year with a ‘year of community’ featuring exhibitions and events designed to connect and celebrate art, artists and community. 

For over 25 years, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts has hosted over 1,200 national and international artists, providing them with space and time to work in clay.  Additionally, Watershed provides learning experiences in ceramic arts to students of all ages throughout Maine via the Mudmobile, a ceramic resource in a van.  For more information on how you can bring the Mudmobile to your school, community center or senior center, contact


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