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Open Studio invitation

Friday 30 June, 5pm – 7pmFree refreshment available Come along to our open studio on 30 June from 5pm – 7pm to see the processes and work artists Ramkumar Kannadasan (India) and Santtu Laine (Finland) have been developing whilst on residency at SSW throughout May and June. During his residency Ramkumar Kannadasan has focussed on developing his knowledge of glazing in particular working with crystalline glazes. He has also been out and about exploring Scotland and has met with accomplished […]

Oren Shoesmith & Rabindranath X Bhose, SSW X Counterflows Residency 2023

Caregivers residency blog: A joyful, furious spinning in the dark by Oren Shoesmith & Rabindranath X Bhose

In February and March 2023 Oren Shoesmith & Rabindranath X Bhose completed their SSW X Counterflows Residency supported by Creative Scotland’s Radical Care project. The residency offered artists time, space, funding and support to develop artists practices alongside their caregiving responsibilities. Rabi and Oren take us on a beautiful journey through their winter residency. We applied to this residency together as partners, with a reciprocal caring relationship. In this relationship, the categories of care-giver and care-receiver flow and dissolve between us. We […]

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Announcing our 2023-24 programme

Announcing our new programme, drawing together local and global communities and developing SSW as place of possibility. Summer 2023 marks the launch of a new series of programmes, residencies, community events and cultural opportunities here at Scottish Sculpture Workshop. We’re an organisation committed to the transformational power of bringing people together through making and to opening up opportunities for artists and local people to access their facilities and plans for this year reflect this ambition.  The summer programme at Scottish […]

Artist Kane Stonestreet on group residency 2023. Photo by Felicity Crawshaw

Carving Large Forms

Course Leader: Amy Benzie Places: 8 (Beginners +)Cost: £250 (£225 non residential)This cost includes tuition, firings and materials Dates: Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 October 2023 Booking: Book online below or phone SSW on 01464 861372. 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 the surface of pots and sculptures, and be guided through the process of hollowing […]

Sophia Simensky on Group Residency 2023. Photo by Felicity Crawshaw

Introduction to Throwing

Course Leader: Amy Benzie Places: 6 (Beginners +)Cost: £250 (£225 non residential)This cost includes tuition, firings and materials Dates: Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 February 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 the process of throwing vessels on the potter’s wheel – from preparing clay through to centering and pulling. Together you will learn how to throw cylinders and […]

Ceramics and print

Course Leader: Amy Benzie Places: 8 (Beginners +)Cost: £250 (£225 non residential)This cost includes tuition, firings and materials Dates: Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 December Booking: Book online below or phone SSW on 01464 861372. Over this weekend course you will get the chance to explore a range of techniques of printing with and onto clay, learning how to create remarkable graphic quality with basic tools and materials in the SSW ceramic studio. You will learn a variety of mono-printing […]

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Fly Cup & Community Decision-making session

Sunday 11 June, 11am – 1pm Come along for our June Fly Cup – a chance to grab tea & a piece and discuss the plans / next steps for the ‘Lumbungsden’ programme in the Community Making Space at SSW which will kick off this summer. At this months fly cup we’ll feedback on the evaluation of the first taster programme, introduce the research we have undertaken throughout May and share ideas for the next 6 months of activity informed […]

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Rural School of Economics Summer Camp: Who has the energy? Open call to take part

The deadline for expressions of interest has now passed. SSW and Myvillages are calling out for participants to join the 4 day Rural School of Economics Summer Camp from 12 – 16 July to explore material and immaterial ENERGY and how it shapes our cultural work. The Camp will bring together local, national and international perspectives on this theme and together we will learn by doing – walking, drawing, listening, discussing and testing, following the motto of the Rural School […]