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Open Access

Ceramic Shell Room at SSW

Make use of SSW facilities at any time with Open Access. Offered on a ‘Production’ or ‘Research’ basis, with non-residential rates also available, Open Access is available to any artist, maker or individual wishing to develop a project, fabricate work or spend time with their practice.

Production Open Access is fully supported by our technical team who will offer bespoke guidance and training as required to enable you to make use of our wood and metal workshops, foundry, wax and fabrication rooms. Research Open Access offers use of our bright and airy open plan studio, alongside our cosy library, for desk and studio based research and making.

For Ceramics Open Access, visit Ceramics at SSW.

Open Access can be booked throughout the year by completing this online enquiry form. We will ask for a little more information about your project and practice, to enable us to best support you while you are here. Please note Open Access is dependent on availability.

Production Open Access
£240/ £204 (concession) per week
Includes use of the workshops, studio, library
and shared self catering accommodation

Research Open Access
£154 / £131 (concession) per week
Includes use of the studio, library
and shared self catering accommodation

Non-residential Open Access 
£144 per week / £36 per day / £21 per half day
Includes use of the workshops, studio and library

Please note: Use of the foundry incurs an extra £15+VAT foundry charge, due to the increased overheads generated by this intensive process.

One week = Monday to Friday. If you require extra nights’ accommodation this can be arranged, and a small charge per night will be incurred.

Groups are welcome for Open Access residencies and courses, and student groups are particularly encouraged during Spring (March/April) and Autumn (October). Groups can undertake independent practice, or we can help tailor a programme of technical instruction. Please contact us if you are interested in bespoke group tuition.

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