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A pair of white hands hold a metal bar in a large flame, with tongs. The metal bar glows white with the heat.Blacksmithing. Photo: Felicity Crawshaw

Courses: Introduction to Forge and Foundry

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BEPART Assembly : Lumsden Live

From 18 – 22 May 2021, tune in to Lumsden Live, a community radio station on 87.9 FM in Lumsden and online across the world! Download a .pdf of the programme here or view the full schedule online at www.lumsden.live. Lumsden Live forms the first international Assembly for the BEPART project, an international network across Europe. Bringing together communities in Aberdeenshire with the wider BEPART network, the radio schedule sets out to explore how collective community action has and continues […]

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Farewell to Creative Europe

On 31 March 2021, the Creative Europe Desks across the UK closed their doors – just one of the many heart wrenching outcomes of the UK’s exit from the European Union. Sam Trotman, Director at SSW, made the following speech at the farewell event on behalf of Scotland’s beneficiaries of the Creative Europe programme. Today I wanted to talk about how the Creative Europe programme has enabled us to support incredible artists, share and learn from their vital work and […]

BEPART: Devising Governance

From Spring 2021, Scottish Sculpture Workshop will be working with artist Jack Tan on a BEPART Fieldwork to develop new ideas and approaches to how arts organisations can be governed and run, through sculpture and performance making. Jack will facilitate a series of workshops at SSW, in which an invited diverse group of SSW’s community stakeholders will practice ceramics, blacksmithing and bronze casting in tandem with exploring SSW’s policy, legal and constitutional documents. Together they will create what Jack calls […]

Sholto Dobie, Hoolie-gool-oo-oo (2018) SSW x Counterflows Residency. Photo: Erika Stevenson

Open Call: Community Radio Team Members

These roles have now been filled, but check back for other ways to get involved with Lumsden Live.15 days between Monday 29 March – Sunday 23 May 2021 Are you interested in connecting people and ideas in Lumsden and the surrounding areas? Are you excited to think about the future of our small rural community and the possibilities of what can happen here? Do you love radio or are you interested in learning how to run, programme and host a […]

RESHAPE: Governance of the Possible

Over the past 2 years SSW Director Sam Trotman has been working with over 40 other artists/ cultural workers and 12 partners organisations from across Europe and the Southern Mediterranean to develop collaborative, bottom-up research that proposes ways to transition towards a fairer arts ecology with a specific focus on fair governance. Working in collaboration with Helga Baert (Direction – WPZimmer) and Martin Schick (artist and Cultural Manager bluefactory), informed by a wide range of artists, arts workers and local […]

Rock out 2020

This year, we won’t be doing our usual wrap up and review of the year. Instead, as 2020 draws to a close, let’s see it off with a bang. For everyone who wants to relive their heady days spent in the warm embrace of the foundry at SSW, we share with you Eden’s classic and improved Foundry Anthems*. If this isn’t enough to get you through the last few weeks of the year, we highly recommend the new album by […]

Terms and conditions: Ceramics Established Practice

Last reviewed: April 2021Download a pdf or MS Word version. General All users must treat each other, the staff, site, neighbours and local area with respect and work in line with SSW’s Shared Values Statement. Users agree to abide by the Ceramics Workshop rules at all times. Subscription Your subscription begins on 15th of the month. Should you wish to cancel your subscription you are required to give one month’s notice. Should SSW need to cancel your subscription we will […]