2021 Craft Apprentice Program

Thank you for joining us for an incredible evening of celebration, gratitude and accomplishment with the 2021  mentor artist/apprentice pairs: Lissa Hunter + Ashley Page (mixed media / basketry), Tim Christensen + Aidan Fraser (wood fired ceramics), Karin Otto + Karin Eberhardt (printmaking), Elaine Xenelis Fuller + Sheridan Cudworth (ceramics)

Mentors & Apprentices: Work from Maine’s 2021 Craft Apprentice Program will be on view at Watershed October 1-31, 2021

Photos courtesy of Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, from the 2021 Captstone exhibition opening reception held Friday, October 1st, 2021.

Artist Talk with Tim Christensen + Aidan Fraser
2021 MCA Craft Apprentice Program Mentor + Apprentice

Saturday October 2, 2pm
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

Artist Talk with Lissa Hunter & Ashley Page
2021 MCA Craft Apprentice Program Mentor + Apprentice

Sunday October 3, 2pm
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

2021 vocabulary update: The Craft Apprentice Program is now using the term MENTOR Artist instead of MASTER Artist. Our intention with this change is to participate in the progression of language / vocabulary in our field, and society, toward being more equitable, welcoming and sensitive to the impact of language, due to historical and other connotations, on our communities. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we update the wording throughout our site, beginning with the 2021 content. There are some past uses of the previous term (in testimonials and exhibition titles for example) that will remain.

Partners + Funding:
CAP is produced by the Maine Crafts Association in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission. Organizational Partner, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, graciously hosts the annual CAP Alumni Gathering and Capstone Exhibition which is sponsored by Maine Home + Design Magazine and the Harraseeket Inn.

Apprenticeship funding provided by Maine Arts Commission, Sprague Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

2021 Jury Panel

Thank you to our 2021 juors for review all applications and selecting our four final participant pairs.

Nancy Giesberger | CAP ’18 Mentor Artist, Fiber

Daisy Desrosiers | Lunder Institute for American Art Director of Programs

Kyle Patnaude | Maine College of Art, Assistant Professor Jewelry & Metalsmithing / MFA