Category : News

Graeme Beagrie from RBS visits SSW for the day…

On Thursday 8 March, Graeme Beagrie, Relationship Manager for the Royal Bank of Scotland in Aberdeen, spent a day in the SSW foundry. Graeme spent the day getting to know some of the regional artists and international visitors at the workshops, learning about mould making and the foundry processes. The picture above shows him pulling the crucible out of the furnace, getting ready to pour the molten metal into an artists mould. Graeme did a fantastic job and we hope […]

SSW 2011 Exhibition

SSW is pleased to present work by a selection of artists who have visited this year, as well as staff and associates. Works include metal and glass casting, video, photography and mixed media. Artists exhibiting are Brigid Vidler, Emily Wyndham Gray, Kate Hobby, Ross Robertson, Katya Izabel Filmus, Chloe Windsor, Clare Flately, Mary Bourne, Jeff van Weerald, Annie Campbell, Jason Nelson, Ben Belcher, Ginny Hutchison, Karen Akester, Ana Ladd, Ursula Boehmer, Ross Hamilton Frew, Gemma Graham, Samantha Donnelly, Emma Fitts, […]

The end is near… or is it.

Well, it’s been a while since I posted on here, but there has been plenty of reasons. The main one is we have been on air! If you missed the broadcasts where have you been? We did 2 weeks of 2 hours a night 6 nights a week. The shows were so action packed we never stopped. A massive thanks to all the people who came in to be interviewed, who let us visit them and connect to us via the means […]

Open Studio, 24-26 November

SSW is presenting new work by artists Lisa Bate, Katya Izabel Filmus, Kate Hobby and Clare Flately, during an Open Studio event from 24-26 November, 10am to 5pm. Over the three days members of the public are welcome to come and view our unique facilities, meet the artists and view the works on display. The work presented is a culmination of a collaborative Metal and Glass Residency between North Lands Creative Glass in Caithness and SSW, completed over the last […]


Eden passed on images of iron pours from as far back as 1982 and this one I thought was very appropriate for the time of year.

A Ben Original!


Leeds Invasion…

Students from Leeds College of Art descended on SSW for a week long workshop in the foundry. The project was inspired by the 2012 Olympics and the students created their own medals to cast into bronze. Although SSW facilities were groaning slightly under the strain – SSW has never had so many people in residence – the full house brought with it a surge of energy in the studios. The students have all been fantastic and made it an exciting […]

We're launched

The weekend was FANTASTIC! Great turn out, dancing, singing, workshops and lots of radio banter- thanks to everyone for making it possible and for such a special day. Stay tuned for pics of the radio workshops, cuttle fish casting, pinch pots, discos, bands, sky lanterns et all- phew! And yesterday at 5pm – and without a glich we went on air to deliver our first ever Goodman’s Croft broadcast. It was a cracker with live music from the unstoppable Jules […]

Here it is!

How time passes when you're having fun!

Hi everyone! Sorry for not blogging for over a week, its been busy and crazy here in the SSW community room, but we have had a great week. Unfortunately, Jules had to head back home after her time here working with the local children and community….she went with a bang too. She arranged a pub quiz in the Lumsden local and it was a great night full of laughs, partying and it was well turned out. Thanks to everyone who […]