Category : News

Some of the SSW team outside Slag Hammers, Glasgow

Out and about: SSW team travels

Here at SSW, building connections and learning different ways of working is an important part of what we do and it’s often not visible. So, we’d like to give a snapshot into where the team have been and who they have met between May to November 2023. In May we had a team away day to Glasgow to research how other organisations run their spaces to be inclusive and welcoming and the processes they put in place to do this. […]

The Bothy, photo by Felicity Crawshaw

Announcing the next phase of capital development at SSW

We are delighted to share that SSW has been successful in securing funding from both the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and from the Rural Communities Challenge Fund to continue development of our buildings and facilities. With this support we will be able to further our commitment to practically improving access and environmental sustainability here at SSW. Through this next phase of our capital project we will be; converting and extending the bothy store into a new accessible bedroom and bathroom […]

Jere Vainio Portrait 2023

Announcing Ecologies in the Making: Sculpting Futures, 2024

We are very pleased to announce that artist Jere Vainio has been awarded the 2024 Ecologies in the Making: Sculpting Futures Residency. This four-month residency is the third in a four year programme developed by the Academy of Fine Arts Uniarts Helsinki, Cove Park and Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW). Each resident has the opportunity to work at Cove Park for 8 weeks before travelling to Aberdeenshire to be in residence with us for a further 8-week residency at SSW. Jere […]

Selected artists for Residencies in Clay

Image credit: 33 Seeds, Mina Heydari-Waite Our inaugural Residencies in Clay programme is taking place throughout November and we look forward to supporting Mina Heydari-Waite, Josie KO and Nic Green through this residency programme. During their time at SSW Josie, Nic and Mina will be taking time to grow their practices and material knowledge by testing processes, sharing skills and pushing the possibilities of clay. Nic Green says, I am really delighted to be headed to SSW. For a while […]

Image credit: Keng Keng Tang

Selected artists for the SSW x Counterflows Caregivers Residency 2023-24

Following our call out over the summer SSW and Counterflows Festival are delighted to be supporting Keng Keng Tang and Bobbi Cameron to undertake this year’s caregivers residency. Keng Keng will use the residency time to develop her own personal experimental sound-quilt which will focus on themes of remembering times of comfort, belonging, and rest. Keng Keng says, I am really delighted to have been selected for the SSW X Counterflows Caregivers Residency. This is such a precious and rare […]

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 […]

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 […]