Last Saturday, The Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts its annual fundraising event, Salad Days. Each year an artist is selected to create 500 plates over the course of 10 months for the event. this years artist, Adero Willard, created the plates in the image above. The day included music, salads donated by local restaurants, a pottery sale, and a raffle of items from a dedicated woodfiring. More than the sum of its parts, Salad Days in an annual gathering of sculptors, potters, and supporters of the ceramic arts. There are always a few surprises in the crowd, and a few faces I only see once a year at this event. Many thanks to Salad Days regular John Morrill Read, part of the Watershed extended family, for the photos. I was kicking myself at the event for forgetting my camera, but John came through. Doug and I donated three pieces to the raffle, and it was fun to see how they came out, and to see them go to their new homes.
Next year's Salad Days event will be on Saturday, July 11th. See you there!