Category : Residencies

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ecologies in the Making artist in residence, Iisa Lep­istö: Scot­land, the land of sand­stone and gran­ite

Blog reposted from the Uniarts Helsinki blog. Acad­emy of Fine Arts alum Iisa Lep­istö in res­i­dence: Scot­land, the land of sand­stone and gran­ite. The first post in a new series of writings by the Academy of Fine Arts alumni and their experiences at international art residencies is published at the Uniarts Helsinki´s blog site. Visual artist Iisa Lepistö is the first grantee of the alumni residency in Scotland. I’m happy to get to share my experiences from the new residency […]

A photo of an artwork by Fionn Duffy. A small brown glass cup sits on top of a glass table top. The cup is made from seaweed ash and beach sand. There is a grid drawn with fish glue on the table top, and it is held up by a ceramic vessel which is also brown. Between the vessel and the glass table top is the corner of another sheet of glass, there is some writing etched into it, but it is hard to see what it says.Or How To Become Glass (detail) (2022), Fionn Duffy. Ceilp glass, fish glue, restoration glass, sand, seaweed ash, stoneware.

RSA Residency for Scotland: Fionn Duffy

As always, it’s been a pleasure to work with The Royal Scottish Academy to support the RSA Residencies for Scotland programme. We are glad to announce that Glasgow-based artist Fionn Duffy has been selected as SSW’s RSA Resident for 2022-23.  Fionn’s practice is motivated by the question, ‘How did we get here?’. Using objects, video and text, she creates spiralling narratives that explore ethical and ecological concerns, often working in collaboration with other artists, enthusiasts and researchers. Reframing cultural, mineral […]

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

Open Call: RSA Residencies for Scotland

Deadline for applications: Sunday 14 January 2024, 5pm SSW is participating in the RSA Residencies for Scotland programme to offer one artist a 1-2 months-long funded residency in 2024. The RSA Residencies for Scotland provides research and residency opportunities for artists. It forges important networks with centres of artistic excellence across Scotland, ranging from traditional residency venues to specialised production facilities. Open to visual artists at all stages of their careers, the emphasis is on enabling a period of research, […]

SSW is 40! (2019). Photo: Felicity Crawshaw

Ecologies in the Making: Sculpting Futures Residency for Uniarts Helsinki alumni

Applications are now closed, the 2024 residency artist will be Jere Vainio. We are excited to announce that the call for applications from recent graduates of Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of the Fine Arts to the Ecologies in the Making: Sculpting Futures programme is live! This four-month residency is offered jointly by Cove Park and Scottish Sculpture Workshop and is part of the Academy’s Incubators in Fine Arts project, supported by Saastamoinen Foundation. Following the success of the 2023 residency awarded to Santtu Laine and in 2022 to Iisa Lepistö, […]

Selfie of Juliet’s face from the upper lip upwards. Juliet is a white person with brown hair in a mullet style and brown eyes. Juliet is gazing softly down at the camera and holding a broken cream coloured shell to their right eye which is looking through the shell as if it was a monocular. The image is soft in focus and the evening’s golden light is touching a side of the face, surrounded by light blue sky.A selfie of Juliet at Findhorn beach, Moray (2021). Photo: Juliet Davis-Dufayard.

Summer Residents 2021: Juliet Davis-Dufayard

This year we welcomed our first group of Summer Residency artists since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in Scotland. We were fortunate enough to welcome: Aaron Tan (@aaaatsl)Juliet Davis-Dufayard (@julietdavisdufayard)Ross H Frew (@ross_h_frew)Abel Shah (@_abelshah_ & @residency1111).  The group were originally planning to join us here at Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Summer 2020, but COVID-19 resulted in this residency being postponed to 2021. In the following post, Juliet reflects on their time on residency here, personally and as a part of the wider residency […]

Laura and Murray sit on light blue foam mats on the floor and hold Rowan and Jude's hands. Rowan and Jude are leaning on Laura and Murray for support to stand up. Rowans waking frame is in the foreground and buggy is in the background.Laura, Murray, Rowan and Jude on residency at SSW (2021). Film still courtesy of the artist.

SSW x Counterflows Caregivers Residency: Laura Bradshaw

We welcomed Laura Bradshaw and her family, Murray, Jude and Rowan in June 2021 for the first part of a SSW x Counterflows Caregivers Residency. Here Laura reflects on the first two weeks of the residency and shares questions that will inform the next half of the residency in August. In June I completed half of a 4 week Caregivers Residency with Scottish Sculpture Workshop and Counterflows. I took my family to SSW to work together for 2 weeks in […]