Category : News

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 […]

Scottish Sculpture Workshop, photo by Felicity Crawshaw

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 […]

Photo by Felicity Crawshaw

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 […]

Photo by Felicity Crawshaw

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 […]

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 […]