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Facilities

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

Here at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, we have a range of facilities for artists, makers and individuals to use, including a foundry, wood workshop, metal workshop, ceramics studio, fabrication room, studio and library. Use of our facilities is supported by our expert team of Technicians, who are skilled in supporting visitors of all levels and abilities to learn new skills, make work, develop projects and experiment with making in all forms.

There are lots of ways to access our facilities. Artists can apply to come on residency with us, for a sustained and structured period of research and development of their practices. Alternatively, visit us through our Open Access programme, which supports artists, makers and individuals to spend time in our facilities to develop personal projects, fabricate work and learn skills. Get involved with Ceramics at SSW, through either our Clay Group or Ceramics Open Access, tailored to support beginners through to professional artists in making new work. We also offer a series of popular Courses for all levels, which are a great way to learn skills within a structured session.

We have a good stock of general materials and consumables available for use in the workshops. Through our networks of suppliers we can also cater for more specialist requests. Please let us know on booking, if you require anything in particular and we will try to source it for you.

Anyone using the facilities at SSW must be inducted to each workshop as well as equipment prior to access being granted. Workshop facilities are only available during office hours when a Technician is on site.  Outside these hours users must adhere to the SSW Workshop Rules of Use.