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October Community Making Space Programme

It is autumn in Lumsden and we are happy to announce our October Programme for 2023, taking place in the Community Making Space at SSW. We’ve got some exciting things happening throughout the month, and we’d love to have you join us! More events to be announced for the rest of the year, details coming soon. First up we have a radio recording project Sonic Valley for young people ages 15+. In this three-day workshop we’ll get together, learn new […]

Image of a busy Ceramics Workshop at the end of the SSW x Counterflows Caregivers residency 2023. Photo by Sam Trotman

Open call to take part: Building the Clay Commons with Eva Masterman

The deadline for applications has now passed. Building the Clay Commons w/c 27 November 2023Schedule to be announced in October SSW and Eva Masterman are calling out to people interested in or working with clay to join our weeklong immersive workshop set up to collectively build the Clay Commons. This weeklong workshop is open to people either from or based within the North East of Scotland or those who have strong connections to this area. Together, through practical workshops and […]

SSW x RSOE Summer Camp in pictures

From 11 – 15 July 2023, Myvillages and SSW held the Rural School of Economics Summer Camp. Taking place outside in the landscape, in the studio and in the Lumsden Village Hall, it was a week of discovery, exploration and coming together around the energy and understanding it’s impact on our work. We were made up of a cohort of artists from North East Scotland and further afield, facilitators, farmers, crofters, people from Lumsden and surrounding areas. A diverse mix […]

Rural School of Economics Summer School. Photo by Felicity Crawshaw

Join our board of trustees

Extended deadline: 1 September, midday Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) is seeking people to join our Board of Trustees from September 2023, to work collaboratively with our existing Board Members and staff team, in support of SSW in our mission to connect people through making. 2023 is an exciting year for SSW. We are looking for new board members who will feed into developing our strategic plan for 2025 – 2028, working on policies and initiatives that support access within our […]

Making Sessions: Introduction to Natural Dyeing

13 & 27 August and 3 September Sunday 13 August11am – 2pm Introduction to Natural Dyeing: Part 1Join this workshop in two parts, led by Zoe Robson from Fleece 4 Ewe, together we will create beautiful colours using natural, environmentally sustainable materials to dye our washed, carded wool. Working through the process step by step with Zoe we will build a foundation of learning in the art of natural dyeing. Sunday 27 August11am – 2pm Introduction to Natural Dyeing: Part […]

Fly Cup

23 July & 17 September Sunday 23 July 11am – 1pmCommunity Making Space This Fly Cup is a chance to discuss and give feedback on the Rural School of Economics Summer Camp Public Programme as well as talk through ideas and thoughts for the upcoming sessions. The Fly Cups give a space to come together as a community to reflect and discuss what happens in the Community Making Space over a cup of tea/coffee and a fancy piece. Sunday 17 SeptemberCommunity […]

Open Sessions: Fleece – Wool

25 – 28 July and 11 & 12 August 25 – 28 Julyand11 & 12 August2pm – 4pm In this series of open sessions, we will be working with fleece sheared at SSW. Together we will skirt, wash, card, and get the fleece ready for the next stages. Participants will have time to develop and hone their skills in working with fleece at their own pace whilst socialising with a cup of tea in the Community Making Space. Download this […]

Kids Holiday Club

25 – 28 July 25 – 28 July10am – 1pmCommunity Making Space Kids can come along to the Community Making Space to spend the morning designing, drawing and making a new collective artwork for the village. Working as a team and supported by artist Tyler Lewis young people will work with shape, pattern and colour to design a new summer artwork. Sessions are free.Kids Holiday Club is designed for children aged 7 upwards.Children under 7 will need to be accompanied […]

Rural School of Economics Public Programme

11 – 15 July Weaving throughout the *Rural School of Economics Summer Camp is a series of workshops and events open to all. This includes the launch of the Lumbungsden Summer Programme, a series of workshops to introduce working with wool including regular sessions in washing, carding and dyeing fleeces getting them ready for making over the winter months. How to take part The Lumbungsden Summer Programme launchTuesday 11 July6pm – 7:30pmCommunity Making Space To celebrate the launch of the […]

Knitting and Crochet circle. Led by Lumsden School

Lumbungsden Summer Programme July – September 2023

We are thrilled to share the Lumbungsden Summer Programme, taking place in the Community Making Space at SSW. Following on from our first Taster Programme, community feedback and our most recent Fly Cup event, we move into the Summer beginning to explore local materials, skills and knowledge – starting with fleece and wool. Kicking off in July, Aberdeenshire’s shearing season, this programme will explore fleece as a versatile yet deeply undervalued material cultivated throughout the local area. In a year […]