Courses 2020 – 2021

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 week-long 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.

SSW can also arrange for tailor-made courses for groups or individuals.

Please contact us with any enquiries.

To book a course:

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

UPDATE: 12/08/2020: We are accepting new Course bookings for a reduced number of spaces. 

You can read more about what we are doing now, in our latest update.

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.


We have simple shared accommodation alongside an on-site bothy that provides collective space for cooking, meeting and socialising. Courses can be offered on either a residential or non-residential basis, so please book accordingly. We can often offer further nights’ accommodation if required, for a small fee of £30 per person per night.

Open Access

Make use of SSW facilities at any time with Open Access. We also offer Open Access in Ceramics.