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Wax burn outImage credit: Kerri Jefferis and Sophie Chapman

Summer Residencies 2018: August

Another incredible residency group have come and gone, marking the end of this year’s summer residency programme. Thanks to Kate Squires, Kerri Jefferis & Sophie Chapman, Marloes Staal, Megan Rudden and Rachel Sharpe for all the conversations, making, walking, potlucks and saunas. We hope to see you all at SSW again in the future. The summer residency group was also joined by India Harvey, one of this year’s selected artists for the Lumsden Residency. India will be returning to SSW […]

DIY 15: Project O – How do we DEAL and how do we do better/do US?

DIY 15 For the second year running SSW joined the collaborative network led by Live Art Development Agency (LADA) DIY; Professional development projects by artists for artists. DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art across the UK to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists for artists. As a network we understand that the development of creative practices is as much about the exploration of ideas and experiences as training in skills and techniques, and past DIY projects […]

During the Nida's traditional midsummer rites with spells and ritual foraging of herbs and flowers. Image: Andrej Vasilenko

Every contact leaves a trace

Summer at SSW is magical, particularly with our recent spell of weather. Its full of energy and excitement with residency programmes, talks, projects and courses all running simultaneously… Still its important for us to emerge form our ‘Lumsden bubble’ and make time to see whats happening elsewhere in the world. At SSW its important for us to be connected to our locality, whilst also engaging with and learning from a multitude of places, people and practices across Europe and beyond. […]

Introduction to metalwork and welding

Feature course – Bronze age casting

Ceramics – Introduction to glazing from scratch – evening class

Ceramics – Introduction to mould making & slip casting

Goodbye to the first residents of 2018

This week saw us say goodbye to the first group of artists in our 2018 Nightshift programme. Its been a busy four weeks of researching, making work, walking on ice and exploring the hills, sweating in the sauna, eating hearty meals, learning, retreating and collaborating. We also had an artist talk and reading group hosted by visiting artist Barry Sykes, group studio visits, presentations and pot-luck meals. Artists in the first Nightshift programme of 2018 were: Sarah Demoen, Elaine Harrington, […]

Image: Mele Broomes Movement Workshop SSW Edge Effects Programme in Glasgow 2017. Photo Ross McLean/ Studio RoRo

Edge Effects: Mele Broomes Public Talk and Reading Group

PUBLIC TALK Date: Friday 9 March, 7.00pm- 8.30pm (Light Supper from 7.00pm, talk starts 7.30pm) EDGE EFFECTS READING GROUP: Date: Saturday 10 March,  11.00am – 1.30pm (Reading group starts 1.00pm, Light lunch from 1.30pm) BOOKING Public Talk: No booking required for the public talk but please contact us in advance for large groups. Reading Group: The reading group is limited to 20 participants with only 10 spaces available for public booking so please book in advance, to book please contact yvonne@ssw.org.uk. *Unfortunately there is […]

Announcement: Creative Scotland Regular Funding 2018 – 2021

Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) is delighted to hear that Creative Scotland is continuing to support us as a Regularly Funded Organisation for the period 2018–21. This good news secures our facilities and artistic programme for the next three years.  Sam Trotman – Director of SSW: After a long wait, we are excited to move forward with our plans for developing our residency offer, providing a range of platforms for both experienced practitioners and to those new to making as well as new opportunities to develop projects that […]