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Some of the SSW team outside Slag Hammers, Glasgow

Team

Click on a name for more information. Board of Trustees ChairDr Jen Clark Board membersRebecca DaviesCeline GagnonTamara Holmes Brothers, Ph.DDr George JaramilloSimone KenyonMatthew Wilcock Staff Amy BenzieCeramics Technician Liz BurnhamFinance Assistant Sara GallieFinance & Governance Director Mara Marxt LewisCommunity Arts Organiser Joanne MatthewsProgramme Producer Sam TrotmanProgramme & Partnerships Director

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Residencies in Clay Artist Blog: Josie ko

For 4 weeks across November and December Josie KO took part in Residencies in Clay, which supported artists exploring the transformational potential of clay within society and contemporary arts practice. The residency culminated in Building the Clay Commons with Eva Masterman, which brought together local community members, makers and artists from the North East and beyond. Josie reflects on her developing relationship with clay and her thought processes while on residency at SSW. All words by Josie ko. I’ve never […]

Easter Art Club – Becoming Easter Beasts

Monday 8 – Wednesday 10 April10 am – 2 pmFree, but booking is essentialA vegetarian lunch is provided. Calling all adventurers! Come along to SSW for our annual Easter Art Club. This year we will be taking inspiration from our surroundings and together creating a collection of mythical beasts formed out of local materials. We will work with clay, wool, leaves, feathers and other local finds to explore costume making, creating our own folklore and setting up portraits of our […]

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Residencies in Clay Artist Blog: Nic Green

For 4 weeks across November and December Nic Green took part in Residencies in Clay, which supported artists exploring the transformational potential of clay within society and contemporary arts practice. The residency culminated in Building the Clay Commons with Eva Masterman, which brought together local community members, makers and artists from the North East and beyond. Nic shares a collection of reflections and shares memories that she has connected with whilst experimenting with clay. All words by Nic Green. I […]

Residencies in Clay Artist Blog: Mina Heydari-Waite

For 4 weeks across November and December Mina Heydari-Waite took part in Residencies in Clay, which supported artists exploring the transformational potential of clay within society and contemporary arts practice. The residency culminated in Building the Clay Commons with Eva Masterman, which brought together local community members, makers and artists from the North East and beyond. Mina shares a collection of reflections along with some beautiful photos from her time at SSW. Notes on ‘A Residency in Clay’ and ‘Building […]

Potland Inn Project

Community Making – inspirations

As part of our research and planning for the SSW Community Making Space programme 2024 we are welcoming three national and international guests who also run spaces that connect communities through making and craft. We are excited to welcome Manoeuvre, the Portland Inn Project and Myvillages. Join us for talks, activities and a bowl of soup and get inspired by our trans-local friends and colleagues. How to attend the event This programme is partially supported by the Aberdeenshire Council Local […]

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Coming up at SSW in 2024

This year marks Scottish Sculpture Workshop’s 45th anniversary, on this landmark year we’re sharing our future direction and programme updates as well as a new multi-voiced leadership model set up to underpin this. Expanding the possibilities of what sculpture can be At SSW we want to expand the possibilities of what sculpture can be, continuously working towards positive social and environmental change. We’re doing this by rethinking material and skills-based learning, prioritising process and opening up our workshop space as […]

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Sculptural Kiln Building Intensive

Course Leader: Jenny MacKenzie Ross Places: 6Cost: £650 residential / £550 non-residential (includes tuition, materials and consumables) Dates:28 October – 1 November Booking: Book online below or phone SSW on 01464 861372. Access information is at the bottom of this page. More information and booking to be announced shortly. Booking Booking opens soon. You will receive a booking confirmation email to the provided address once your booking is complete. Please read or listen to our Courses terms and conditions before making […]

Sculptural Carving in Clay

Course Leader: Amy Benzie Places: 6 (Beginners +)Cost: £250 (£225 non residential)This cost includes tuition, firings and materials Dates:Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 November 2024 Booking: Book online below or phone SSW on 01464 861372. Information on access is at the bottom of this page. In this course, participants will be guided through a range of processes centred on carving into clay. You will be introduced to a range of tools, learn how to add a variety of textures to […]

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Large Sculptural Handbuilding

Course Leader: Amy Benzie Places: 8 (Beginners +)Cost: £250 (£225 non residential)This cost includes tuition, firings and materials Dates:Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 July 2024 Booking: Book online below or phone SSW on 01464 861372. Access information is at the bottom of this page. In this course, participants will be supported to develop and refine hand-building skills – specifically how to get the most from building with coils and pinching. Using this age-old technique, learn how to play with scale, form […]