Courses 2021 – 2022

Three people wearing leather jackets and aprons, visors and gloves, lower ceramics into a flaming bin behind a glowing orange raku kiln. A crowd are watching.

Raku firing, SSW is 40! (2019). Photo: Felicity Crawshaw

Courses at Scottish Sculpture Workshop are a unique opportunity to learn new skills in a welcoming and creative environment. Based in our rural workshops in Aberdeenshire, our courses range from one-day introductions to multi-weekend intensives. Participants can get to grips with new materials and processes, learn the basics and receive comprehensive tuition throughout.

At SSW we have a hands-on, warm and practical approach. Our highly knowledgeable technical team are skilled in supporting people of all levels and abilities to learn how to make and work with materials, for both personal and professional development. Every year we welcome participants to our courses from all over the world and encourage a learning environment that fosters exchange and skill sharing amongst the group.

Please contact us with any enquiries.

To book a course:

Courses can be booked online or by phoning the SSW office on 01464 861372. 

All of our course costs include tuition, materials, consumables and personal protective equipment.

If you have any questions about our courses or the booking process please contact us.

Our Courses Terms and Conditions, including our cancellation policy, can be viewed online here.


In order to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 we have reduced the capacity of our courses and no course taking place will run with more than 4 people. Intro to Forge and Furnace is run with a group of 8 but will be divided into two groups led by two technicians in two separate spaces for making and breaks. Full COVID guidance for working at SSW are available here.


We can only offer accommodation for the Large Handbuilding and Glazing Weekends. We are happy to suggest places to stay locally, should you need accommodation for any other course.

At SSW we have simple shared accommodation alongside an on-site bothy that provides collective space for cooking, meeting and socialising.

Open Access

Make use of SSW facilities at any time with Open Access. We also offer various one off and regular ways to access our ceramics workshop.