Taking Shape

Maine College of Art and Design Ceramics Exhibition

The exhibition is presented in conjunction with Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

Maine College of Art & Design and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts are proud to present Taking Shape: Maine College of Art & Design Ceramics Exhibition. Featuring work by students and faculty members from our Ceramics department, the exhibition will run from June 3 to July 17, 2024, at the Barkan Gallery at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. There is a closing reception on July 12 from 2:00-4:00 pm.

Watershed's Interim Executive Director, Sadie Bliss, shared, "Watershed is thrilled to partner with Maine College of Art & Design to support their ceramic faculty and students with access to our gallery space for this beautifully curated exhibition. This brings to Watershed an excellent opportunity to provide critical support to emerging artists in our field; we value this immensely and are so grateful to collaborate with this fellow Maine arts institution and clay artists."

A Greek-inspired vase depicting a laundry room with references to a sapphic home.

Olivia Propeck' 24, Laundry Room, stoneware, underglaze, china paint, gold luster, 18’’ x 24’’ x 24’’, 2024

Featured Artists

The showcase will celebrate the diverse approaches and voices within the ceramics medium, offering a glimpse into the artistic growth fostered within the our ceramics program.

  • Patrick Coughlin, Associate Professor and Ceramics Program Chair
  • Mickey Cunningham ’25
  • Julie Cunningham ’00, Adjunct Instructor in Ceramics
  • Carnation Dusk ’25
  • Jesse Doubiago ’25
  • Abigail Garthwaite ’25
  • Seraphina Helen Gillman ’25
  • Roenick Goldman ’25
  • Tyler Gulden, Adjunct Instructor in Ceramics
  • Cathy Hammond, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Ceramics
  • Emmett Jorgensen ‘24
  • Ian MacFarlane MFA ‘24
  • Olivia Propeck ’24
  • Kari Radasch ’97, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Ceramics
  • Clara Shafer ’26
  • Bessa Smith ’25
  • Yelani Steig ’19, Ceramics Studio Tech
  • Hannah Tripp ’25
  • Halle Vishlitzky ’25

Visit the Exhibition

Admission is free and open to the public, and gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, or by appointment. For more information about the exhibition and related events, please email Aidan Fraser at