Join Us

Founded in 1974, the Scottish Potters Association (SPA) is a members’ run organisation aiming to promote all aspects of hand made pottery and ceramics to anyone with an interest in the subject. Linking Scotland’s geographically remote potters it offers an informal source of information and advice on everything connected to clay.

Positive benefits to members include:

  • Access to annual residential weekend with national and international guest demonstrators and lecturers
  • Regular workshops held in members’ studios
  • Illustrated quarterly newsletter with free advertising for members
  • Annual members’ exhibition(s)
  • Our website with the latest news, information, small ads and forms for upcoming events and exhibitions available to download
  • Your own profile page on our website

Membership fees

Apprentice £22
Individual £36
Senior Citizen (65+) £22
Student (full time ceramics course) £0
Workshop/Family £48
Overseas: Individual £44
Overseas: Workshop £55

Register with the SPA Online

Registration Type
  1. Are you an existing member renewing their registration, or a completely new member of the SPA?
  2. This form is meant for new sign-ups only. If you are an existing member of the SPA, please log into your account on the website to make a renewal payment.
Your Contact Details
  1. Please enter your details below. None of these details will automatically appear on this website. You will get an optional website profile where you will be in control of what information is displayed.
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  3. Please give the names of the people to be included in your group membership.

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Data Protection
  1. On joining the Association you will be entered on our mailing list for the Newsletter and send a Welcome Pack containing a Members Directory and various other pieces of information.
  2. Are you happy for your details to be distributed to other members of the SPA (this means being included in the Internal Members Directory)?
    Would you like to receive SPA e-bulletins?
    1. Unless otherwise requested, your details will be kept on a computer to provide a mailing list for SPA use.
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Register with the SPA by Post

If you prefer to pay by cheque, you may download our application form. Please print out the form from your web browser, fill it in and send it with your cheque to the address at the bottom of the form.

Please note that if you choose to register by post and/or pay by cheque rather than doing it all online, you will not automatically be given a website user account. If you have registered by paper form and wish to have a user account on the website, you will still have to fill in the online form. The website co-ordinator will then have to get confirmation of your payment from the membership secretary before your user account will be set up. The same applies if you have registered online but paid by cheque. Please understand that this may take several days.

News Headlines

Design Your Practice 2019

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SPA Open Exhibition, Milton Gallery

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Potfest Scotland 2019

Potfest Scotland is returning to Scone Palace in June. Many SPA members will have stalls and there will be an SPA stand to raise awareness of the bene Full Story...

Hey Clay!

Hey Clay! is a national celebration of clay - giving everyone the chance to unleash their inner potter. This is done by venues offering free participa Full Story...

Tulliallan 2019 Feedback

Stuart Whatley The 2019 Spring Weekend was a huge success with lots of first-time attenders and new members. The three demonstrators this year excelled themselves an Full Story...

Advertising events

Running a class, hosting an exhibition, taking part in open studios, demonstrating or just wanting to share a triumph? If you are a Scottish Potters A Full Story...

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