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COVID-19 guidelines: June 2022

All Covid rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland. Despite this, the health and wellbeing of everyone at SSW remains a priority. To reduce the risk from Covid at SSW: We will continue to clean using Covid safe cleaning products. Hand sanitising stations remain in place and we encourage all users to practice good hand hygiene. If you are feeling unwell we advise you to stay at home and contact us to rearrange your visit. Anyone who is travelling […]

A view of the foundry looking out the large doors to the hills. The bright sunshine outside makes the inside very dark. Equipment and benches catch the light a little. Outside the iron furnace, forge and various parts sit in the yard.Looking outside from SSW's foundry. Photo courtesy of Amy Pickles.

Open Call: Group Residency 2022

We are excited to announce the launch of Group Residency at SSW. Taking place on our newly renovated site, we are now inviting applications for three residency groups in September 2022, November 2022 and January 2023. Group Residency (previously known as Summer / Winter Residency) pays attention to the collective aspect of residency that has always been so vital at SSW. The programme provides the opportunity for artists to come together and to have dedicated time and support for the […]

A view of the foundry looking out the large doors to the hills. The bright sunshine outside makes the inside very dark. Equipment and benches catch the light a little. Outside the iron furnace, forge and various parts sit in the yard.Looking outside from SSW's foundry. Photo courtesy of Amy Pickles.

Group Residency 2022-23

Deadline for applications: Friday 29 July 2022, 1pm BST. Group residency at SSW offers artists dedicated time and support for the development of their practice. Coming together on our rural site in north-east Scotland, up to 6 artists live and work alongside each other for four weeks at a time. We are currently inviting applications for 3 residency groups in September 2022, November 2022 and January 2023.  Residency at SSW is experimental, collective and supported by SSW’s skilled team. We […]

Programme and Communications Fellow: Job Pack breakdown

pdf files: Section 1 – Important information and key dates Section 2 – About SSW Section 3 – About the role Section 4 – Skills and experience we are looking for Section 5 – Programme Section 6 – Equal opportunities and access Section 7 – How to apply Section 8 – Information about the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries MS word files: Section 1 – Important information and key dates Section 2 – About SSW Section 3 – About the role […]

Edge Effects Library, Edge Effects: Glasgow (2017). Photo: Ross Fraser McLean / Studio RoRo

Edge Effects Library

The Edge Effects library was first presented at Edge Effects: Glasgow, before travelling to SSW for Edge Effects: Lumsden. It’s now in permanent residence in our communities room for everyone at SSW. The library is made up of a series of reading lists selected by artists and organisations involved in the Edge Effects: Glasgow programme. These include: Brett Bloom and Ximena AlarconMele Broomes
Taru ElfvingHIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme)Interfaces for EmpathyMari Keski-Korsu
Peter McMaster
Richard Skelton
Scottish Sculpture Workshop You can download a PDF of the Reading […]

Size Guide: Boilersuits

We have a selection of assorted boilersuits and coveralls available to borrow. To download a pdf of the size guide (with diagram) click here. To find your size follow these steps: Find your chest size. Measure around the fullest part of your chest and use the chart to find your chest size Measurement (cm) Size 100 – 110 1 111 – 120 2 121 – 130 3 131 – 140 4 141 – 150 5 151 – 160 6 Find […]

SSW Board of Trustees

The SSW Board of Trustees are responsible for overseeing and safeguarding the legal, financial and strategic direction of SSW, as set out in the current and future business plans. The biographies of SSW’s current Board of Trustees are below. Dr Jennifer Clarke is the Chair of the Board of Trustees. Jennifer is an anthropologist, artist and educator, currently Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies at Gray’s School of Art. Her research combines and explores the boundaries of art practice and […]

Image credit: Lucy Cash

SSW Public Talks 2018

Each year SSW host a series of open talks to accompany our Summer Artist in Residence programme. These talks are set up to bring people together, share food and have vibrant conversations. The 2018 public talks series presents the work of Simone Kenyon in the month of June and Jez riley French in August. Both artists have a deep interest place and make emotive site response work. These talks are free of charge and are followed by simple meal and discussion in the SSW bothy. Everyone […]

A close-up view of three steel fire pokers being presented in the hands of their respective makers. The left poker has straight, even twists, coming to a point at the end. The centre poker coils off to the maker’s left in a curve. The poker on the right has an ornate looped handle and is flattened at the end.Pokers made at Forge Club, SSW (2021). Photo: Zoë Tumika

Courses: Introduction to Blacksmithing

Booking Book your place on the Introduction to Blacksmithing course below. You will receive a booking confirmation email once your booking is complete. Please read or listen to our Courses terms and conditions before making a booking.

A large vase coming out of the raku kilnRaku firing at SSW

Courses: Introduction to Ceramics and Raku

Course leader:  SSW Ceramics Technician, Beth BidwellPlaces: 6 (Beginners +)Cost: £175 (includes tuition, materials and consumables) Dates: 6 & 13 August 2022 or7 & 14 August 2022 Booking: Book online below or phone SSW on 01464 861372. Further information:Introduction to Ceramics and Raku takes place over two weekends in order to bisque fire work in between. Raku firings are outdoor therefore in severe weather conditions it may be necessary to reschedule the firing date. If you have any suggestions, questions […]