Category : News

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 […]

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 […]

Ecologies in the Making Artist Announcement: Santtu Laine

The Helsinki-based artist Santtu Laine was awarded the 2023 Ecologies in the Making residency. This residency is the second in a four year programme developed by the Academy of Fine Arts Uniarts Helsinki, Cove Park and Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW). The residencies are designed to focus upon making practices at a time of climate breakdown and are aimed at MFA alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts, particularly those with sculptural methods or material processes. The programme supports research and the development […]