Open Access

Ceramic Shell Room at SSW

Make use of SSW  at any time with Open Access (O/A) available from May 2023. Offered on a ‘Production’ or ‘Research’ basis, with non-residential rates also available, Open Access is here for any artist, maker or individual wishing to develop a project, fabricate work in ceramics or spend time with their practice.

In 2023 production O/A is based within our ceramics studio and supported by a technician who will offer bespoke guidance and training as required to enable you throughout your stay with us.

Research O/A offers use of our bright and airy open plan studio, alongside our cosy library, for desk and studio based research and making.

How to request Open Access

SSW is taking booking for open access from May 2023. To enquire please contact Programme Producer, Joanne Matthews by email arts@ssw.org.uk.


Costs below are per person.

Production Open Access 
£360 per week – available for a minimum of 2 weeks.
Includes use of the ceramics workshop and technical support, studio and shared self catering accommodation.

Research Open Access
£260 per week – available for a minimum of 1 week.
Includes use of the studio and shared self catering accommodation

Non-residential Open Access 
£300 per week – available for a minimum of 2 weeks.
Includes use of the ceramics workshop, technical support and studio.

All costs above are inclusive of VAT.
If additional accommodation is required this is charged at £35 per night per room.

One week = Monday to Friday
One day = 10am — 4:30pm

Group bookings

Groups are welcome for Open Access residencies and courses, and student groups are particularly encouraged. Groups can undertake independent practice, or we can help tailor a programme of wider development based out of our studio and ceramics workshop. Please contact arts@ssw.org.uk if you are interested in bespoke group residency.

Please note Open Access is dependent on availability.
Read our Open Access Terms and Conditions.

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