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

Residencies in Clay

The deadline for applications has now passed. We will be in touch with applicants w/c 14 August. SSW is excited to announce a new funded residency programme set up to support artists exploring the transformational potential of clay within society and contemporary arts practice. The residency will provide 3 artists with time, space, funding, facilities and technical support to engage in their clay work within the mutually supportive and nurturing environment of SSW’s ceramics studio with no expectation for final […]

Photo by Sam Trotman. Smoke firing ceramics by Fionn Duffy on her RSA Residency at SSW

Wood firing kiln: Workshops Week at SSW

Friday 28 April10am – 5pm Starting on the new moon of Workshops Week ceramic artist Matthew Wilcock will be building a Bourry Box kiln to enable wood firings to take place at SSW. The first wood firing will then happen on Friday 28 April – when the moon reveals its first quarter and festivities start to ignite for the coming of Beltane. SSW invites you to bring your bisque fired work to SSW the day before (Thursday 27 April) where […]

Lumbungsden Eggs-Change at the Community Making Space

Tuesday 4 April 2023 10.30-13.00Wednesday 5 April 2023 10.30-13.00Thursday 6 April 2023 11.00-13.00 To celebrate the first week of the Easter holidays we are running three eggstra-ordinary activities. and invite you all to join in making edible dyed eggs, decorated eggs, and cooking up some Austrian pancakes. Can we also start a new tradition?We would like to decorate a branch with your egg creations to show in the window of our Community Making Space. During these fun and creative sessions […]

Caregivers residency blog: Hope is the thing with feathers by Norma D Hunter

In March 2023 Norma D Hunter completed her 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. Norma has written a beautiful, honest blog about her experience as a caregiver and how the residency helped her regain her identity as an artist. Please note this blog contents information about living with and supporting someone living with cancer. “When it comes back…and it will come […]

Take a look at the Lumbungsden taster programme

To kick off the Lumbungsden Taster Programme as part of MyVillages Rural School of Economics we hosted 6 weekends of free workshops in the Community Making Space at SSW. This programme of introductory making sessions was created from the suggestions and requests by local residents and featured workshops and activities ranging from knitting circles to sign writing all led by local artists and creatives.   If you missed it, you can view the programme on our website. This programme enabled us to better understand some […]

Photo by Sam Trotman. Image of Matt Wilcock and Fionn Duffy, whilst on RSA Residency

Job Opportunity: Ceramics Technician

The deadline has now passed.We’re recruiting a Ceramics Technician to lead our recently renovated studio, support artists and community in their learning, and grow the use of clay in both social and contemporary arts contexts. Job Title: Ceramics TechnicianSalary: £23,000 – £27,000 (pro-rata) depending on experience, valid certifications and training Pension: 5% pension contributionContract: 0.8 (4 days per week) fixed term for 2 years includes working some weekends and evenings as requiredReporting to: Director Holiday: 22 days + 10 bank holiday (10 […]

Photo by Felicity Crawshaw

Our plans for 2023

Here at Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW), Lumsden, are pleased to share with you the first news of our 2023 plans and opportunities. SSW is 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 our facilities. Sam Trotman, Director, SSW, “We are excited to this year be focussing our programme on the recently developed areas of the SSW site and to see these brilliant new […]

Image credit: Felicity Crawshaw

Temporarily closed facilities

In 2023 we will be focussing our programme within our recently redeveloped ceramics studio and community making space. This will enable us to activate these recently renovated spaces as well as allow us time to develop our plans for wood, metal and foundry spaces at SSW and to carry out essential repairs in these areas.  Read the latest statement about our programme and opportunities. We will keep you updated on our progress and will be releasing our full programme this Spring. […]

Take part in the Community Making Space taster programme

We’re thrilled to share the first Lumbungsden taster programme taking place in the new Community Making Space here at SSW. This programme of introductory making sessions, which takes place across 6 weekends in February and March, is drawn from the suggestions and requests of local residents and features workshops and activities ranging from knitting circles to sign writing all led by local artists and creatives.  Find out more about the workshops here, we’re looking forward to welcoming you back in […]

Photo by Felicity Crawshaw

Fly Cup

Fly cup cafe and what next…Sunday 26th March, 10.30am – 12.30pm After our taster programme, we’re hosting a monthly coffee morning where you can drop by for a chat, tea and cake with the community. Join us to reflect on the first taster programme and let us know about what you want to make needs to happen next. Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by their carer, parent or guardian. Refreshments provided, please bring your own food or […]