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May Firing 2009 - The Watershed Benefit Firing



This firing is a fundraiser to benefit the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine. 100 artists from the USA and Canada will be donating work to be fired. The work from these artists will be on exhibit at the Gustin Gallery, with the opening of the exhibition and a Watershed Benefit Raffle and Auction to take place on Saturday, June 20th. All participants in the firing must agree to donate a piece to the Watershed Benefit Raffle and Auction.

May 16 thru May 24, 2009

  • Loading - May 16-19
  • Firing - May 20-24
  • Unloading - June 6
  • Watershed Benefit Exhibition, Raffle and Auction - June 20

The May firing will have 12 shares. Shares may be split by two people, and schools are invited to participate. Cost per share is $250.

Checks are due when acceptance is confirmed. Email me your request to participate asap, as this firing will fill FAST

May Firing 2009 Work Prep Days - TBA

For those of you who are signed up for the firing, or those who'd like to help out, click on this link to sign up for your shifts.

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Schedule of Events

Work day-
wood preparation


Last day for work to arrive on site Friday, May 15
Loading of kiln

Saturday, May 16 through Tuesday, May 19

Firing of kiln Wednesday, May 20 through Sunday, May 24
(preheat begins at 3pm, May 19)
Cooling cycle 2 weeks
Unloading of kiln - Final Cleanup of site June 6
Watershed Exhibition Opening, Raffle and Auction Saturday, June 20

Watershed Benefit Firing 2009 Participants

Gustin Studio Group (Chris Gustin, Dan Molyneux, Chris Singewald)

Sign ups to date:

UMass Anagama Club

Tabor Academy*
Steve Murphy
Deb Schrader*
Nan Downer*
Frances Johnson
Sara Fine-Wilson*
Flynn Grinnan*
Lucien Koonce*
Seth Rainville/Charlie Barmonde
Claudia Rasmussen/Richard Garrity*
Wayne Fuerst

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(* indicates fees paid)





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