Scottish Sculpture Workshop Transformed
The Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) in Lumsden has reopened, following the first phase of its capital development project.
The renovation by Coldwells Build in conjunction with Collective Architecture has upgraded SSW’s facilities to create an improved environment for artists and local makers. It includes a newly renovated ceramics studio, kiln room, glaze room and a new street facing community space.
With improved facilities, SSW plans to develop an innovative and experimental learning programme for a range of users. There will also be increased opportunities for skills development in partnership with schools, community groups, local users and artists, ensuring that local communities in Aberdeenshire will benefit from the workshop’s international connections and new facilities.
The first dedicated sculpture workshop in Scotland, Scottish Sculpture Workshop is internationally recognised as a site of collective learning and skills development for artists. With an annual, ambitious programme of residency, projects, courses and open access, SSW has been welcoming artists to its site in Lumsden for over 40 years.
Coldwells Build is proud to have delivered a renovation project which has tremendous community and cultural value.