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Making Sessions: Introduction to Natural Dyeing

13 & 27 August and 3 September Sunday 13 August11am – 2pm Introduction to Natural Dyeing: Part 1Join this workshop in two parts, led by Zoe Robson from Fleece 4 Ewe, together we will create beautiful colours using natural, environmentally sustainable materials to dye our washed, carded wool. Working through the process step by step with Zoe we will build a foundation of learning in the art of natural dyeing. Sunday 27 August11am – 2pm Introduction to Natural Dyeing: Part […]

Photo by Felicity Crawshaw


Photo by Felicity Crawshaw

Past programmes

Sophia Simensky on Group Residency 2023. Photo by Felicity Crawshaw

Introduction to Throwing

Course Leader: Amy Benzie Places: 6 (Beginners +)Cost: £250 (£225 non residential)This cost includes tuition, firings and materials Dates: Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 February 2024 Booking: Book online below or phone SSW on 01464 861372. Information on access is at the bottom of this page. In this course, participants will be guided through the process of throwing vessels on the potter’s wheel – from preparing clay through to centering and pulling. Together you will learn how to throw cylinders and […]

Artist Kane Stonestreet on group residency 2023. Photo by Felicity Crawshaw

Residencies in Clay

The deadline for applications has now passed. We will be in touch with applicants w/c 14 August. SSW is excited to announce a new funded residency programme set up to support artists exploring the transformational potential of clay within society and contemporary arts practice. The residency will provide 3 artists with time, space, funding, facilities and technical support to engage in their clay work within the mutually supportive and nurturing environment of SSW’s ceramics studio with no expectation for final […]

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Temporarily closed facilities

In 2023 we will be focussing our programme within our recently redeveloped ceramics studio and community making space. This will enable us to activate these recently renovated spaces as well as allow us time to develop our plans for wood, metal and foundry spaces at SSW and to carry out essential repairs in these areas.  Read the latest statement about our programme and opportunities. We will keep you updated on our progress and will be releasing our full programme this Spring. […]

Take part in the Community Making Space taster programme

We’re thrilled to share the first Lumbungsden taster programme taking place in the new Community Making Space here at SSW. This programme of introductory making sessions, which takes place across 6 weekends in February and March, is drawn from the suggestions and requests of local residents and features workshops and activities ranging from knitting circles to sign writing all led by local artists and creatives.  Find out more about the workshops here, we’re looking forward to welcoming you back in […]

Photo by Felicity Crawshaw

Fly Cup

Fly cup cafe and what next…Sunday 26th March, 10.30am – 12.30pm After our taster programme, we’re hosting a monthly coffee morning where you can drop by for a chat, tea and cake with the community. Join us to reflect on the first taster programme and let us know about what you want to make needs to happen next. Open to all ages, children must be accompanied by their carer, parent or guardian. Refreshments provided, please bring your own food or […]

Introduction to Traditional Sign Writing

This event is fully booked.Please email us if you would be interested in taking part in an event like this in the future or sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page. Saturday 18th March10am – 4pm  Led by Owen Bushell. In this workshop, you’ll be led through the process of drawing, laying out and painting decorative letters. All the while learning about the history of sign-writing and getting some tips on how to make good […]

Introduction to Stained Glass

This event has been cancelled due to adverse weatherPlease email us if you would be interested in taking part in an event like this in the future or sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page. Sunday 12th March10am – 1pm & 2pm – 4.30pm Led by Margaret Bell Learn how to cut & grind glass and use a soldering iron to make hanging sun-catchers using the copper foil method. Session 1: 10am – 12.30pmSession 2: […]