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Past events

Andrew Pentland Lidded Jar

12 Apr 2024 - 14 Apr 2024

Andrew Pentland workshop


Andrew Pentland: Throwing & Altering

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Pentland will be running a workshop for SPA focusing on throwing and altering... Read more


16 Mar 2024 - 17 Mar 2024

Two Green Man Workshops - Places on Sun - Sat is full

Greenman WorkshopsMasks are seen in many cultures and come in many forms. They can show humour, be funny, cheeky, imaginative, grotesque or symbolic. These workshops will... Read more

15 Mar 2024 - 17 Mar 2024

Borders Art Fair

Borders Art Fair is held over 3 days in Kelso, Scottish Borders with over 70 stands showcasing artists, galleries and collectives from across the UK.... Read more

03 Feb 2024 - 04 Feb 2024

Weekend Pottery Course in February

A 2 day course for beginers and more advanced students where everyone will have access to a potter's wheel for most of the class. Hand... Read more

10 Dec 2023 - 11 Dec 2023

Blackhills Pottery show

Pottery made at Blackhills Pottery on show in a domestic setting at Cairneyhillock for two days only on Saturday and Sunday December 10th and 11th... Read more


09 Dec 2023 - 10 Dec 2023

Christmas Ceramics Exhibition

Featuring sculptural and domestic ware by Anne Gatherer Ceramics, and individual pieces by up and coming artist Fiona Reid.
Open Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December... Read more

05 Dec 2023 - 10 Dec 2023


A group exhibition featuring Contemporary Painting, Ceramics and Sculpture by Beth Bidwell, Leonie Gordon, Sarah Gordon, Jacqueline Shortland.

The Life Room, 238 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3... Read more

04 Dec 2023 - 31 Dec 2023

Studio 44 Winter Exhibition

Open 11am - 5pm

Late night opening 6 Dec for Largs Yuletide; closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

44 Boyd Street, Larga KA30 8LE Read more

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01 Dec 2023 - 03 Dec 2023

Wendy Lawrence Workshops

A wonderful opportunity to join a workshop with the effervescent Wendy Lawrence.

The course starts a 4pm with a talk and demonstration followed by two days... Read more


23 Sep 2023 - 24 Sep 2023

Only Clay

A dedicated ceramics show, now in its third year, in a wonderful location in Sheffield.

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09 Sep 2023 - 17 Sep 2023

North East Open Studios

North East Open Studios is back, with many SPA members taking part. Visit studios, chat to makers, buy work and join in with demonstrations and... Read more


31 Aug 2023 - 07 Oct 2023

Barony Exhibition 2023

This collaborative exhibition is an exploration of the concept of ‘place’ and our understanding of the importance of heritage; how our inherited traditions, monuments, objects,... Read more


01 Jul 2023 - 03 Sep 2023

Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park Summer Exhibition 2023

Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park at Colintraive will be running its popular Summer Exhibition from 1stJuly – 3rd September. 

This year it will feature the sculptures and... Read more


29 May 2023 - 29 Sep 2023

Nature Scotland Taynish Art Trail

SPA members Pauline Muir, Katie Lowe and Moira Clinch are taking part in Nature Scotland's Taynish Art Trail.

Come and enjoy a free, self-led Art Trail... Read more


01 Apr 2023 - 27 May 2023

SPA Spring 2023 Exhibition

‘An Talla Solais have a brand-new gallery space in the heart of Ullapool, and engaged audiences made up of our local creative community and visitors... Read more

03 Mar 2023 - 05 Mar 2023

Spring Gathering 2023

Our annual Spring Gathering is back!

More details here. Read more


03 Dec 2022 - 04 Dec 2022


A fantastic festive winter weekend of art & craft with makers' and artists' stalls, resident artists' open studios (including some demonstrations), a fabulous exhibition AND... Read more

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12 Nov 2022 - 21 Dec 2022

SPA exhibition at Milton Art Gallery: "In the Deep Mid Winter"

Looking for that special Christmas present? The SPA winter exhibition takes place in the lovely Milton Gallery in Banchory - just opposite Crathes Castle (and... Read more


10 Sep 2022 - 18 Sep 2022

North East Open Studios 2022

Our award-winning collective of artists, makers and designers open their studios to the public in September every year. With a diverse range of creatives exhibiting... Read more

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08 Sep 2022 - 11 Sep 2022

Comrie Open Studios

Comrie is a small village brimming with artists and with the cancellation of Perthshire Open Studios this year they have decided to run their own... Read more


03 Sep 2022 - 12 Sep 2022

SPA Autumn Showcase - The Bield, Blackruthven, Perth

From 3rd to 12th September, the SPA will be hosting a showcase of members' work at The Bield, Blackruthven, Perth. A cross between an exhibition... Read more


02 Sep 2022 - 05 Sep 2022

Open Studios Ayrshire


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26 Aug 2022 - 29 Aug 2022

Strathmore Open Studios

Explore the creative workings of more than 30 artists and makers in and around the Strathmore Valley. From fine art
paintings and prints, to glass and ceramic... Read more


12 Aug 2022 - 15 Aug 2022

Arran Open Studios

The next Open Studio Weekend is now confirmed for the weekend Friday 12th – Monday 15th August 2022.

We are excited to welcome visitors for what... Read more


31 Jul 2022 - 05 Aug 2022

SPA Wild Clay Exhibition - SEC Glasgow

In collaboration with the British Society of Soil Science, the SPA are holding a special exhibition at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow during the World... Read more

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16 Jul 2022 - 18 Sep 2022

SPA Exhibition - Watermill Gallery, Aberfeldy

This exhibition will run from Saturday 16th July until Sunday 18th September 2022. It is a selected exhibition with around 20 members taking part. The... Read more


25 Jun 2022 - 03 Jul 2022

East Neuk Open Studios 2022

After a two year hiatus, East Neuk Open Studios returns in 2022 to being a full open studios event, with its pre-pandemic schedule of two... Read more


20 Jun 2022 - 30 Jun 2022

Exhibition St Andrews

Our members, Jenny Rae and Sean Kingsley, will be taking part in an exhibition at 105-107 South Street St Andrews from 20th to 30th June... Read more


29 May 2022 - 29 May 2022

Demonstration with James Bassett


The SPA are delighted to be able to welcome James Bassett to The Barony Centre, West Kilbride. This will take the format of a half... Read more


29 May 2022 - 29 May 2022

Demonstration with Frances Clarke


The SPA are delighted to be able to welcome Frances Clarke to The Barony Centre, West Kilbride. This will take the format of a half... Read more


28 May 2022 - 28 May 2022

Demonstration with Adrian Foulds

The SPA are delighted to be able to welcome Adrian Foulds to The Barony Centre, West Kilbride. This will take the format of a half... Read more


28 May 2022 - 28 May 2022

Demonstration with Anne Morrison


The SPA are delighted to be able to welcome Anne Morrison to The Barony Centre, West Kilbride. This will take the format of a half... Read more


21 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Demonstration by David Wright - IN PERSON - at The Barony Centre, West Kilbride

The SPA are delighted to be able to welcome David Wright to our first in-person workshop in over 2 years on the weekend of 21/22... Read more

07 May 2022 - 11 Jun 2022

SPA Exhibition "Stories"

Around 50 members of the Scottish Potters Association from all over Scotland are exhibiting their ceramic work in an exciting new exhibition at The Barony,... Read more

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01 May 2022 - 31 Aug 2022

Cowal Summer Trail

Two SPA members ,Pauline Beautyman (Seadrift Pottery) and Moira Ferguson(Holy Loch Pottery) are both members of Cowal Open Studios (COS). From1st May until 31st August... Read more


30 Apr 2022 - 02 May 2022

Open Studios North Fife

Open Studios North Fife's event will be Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May 2022 10- 6pm each day. Also Virtually at Open Studios North... Read more


08 Apr 2022 - 23 Apr 2022

East Neuk Makers Pop Up Shop

Artists and makers collective opens their first pop up shop in Crail8-23rd April, Julia’s Cafe, High Street Crail, 10:30am-4pm dailyEast Neuk Makers, a diverse group... Read more

12 Mar 2022 - 10 Apr 2022

SPA Spring Gathering

Spring Gathering5-6th March 2022

10am to 2pm each day

**Carina Ciscato’s workshop has been postponed due to Covid and will be re-scheduled as soon as she is... Read more


11 Dec 2021 - 12 Dec 2021

Wasps Artists & Makers Market

Wasps Winter Markets are back in the beautiful Briggait in Glasgow!Date: December 11 - December 12Time: 10am - 5pm
The Briggait
141 Bridgegate
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Join us for two... Read more

11 Dec 2021 - 12 Dec 2021

Bowhouse Market by Tea Green Events

11th & 12th December 10:00am - 4:00pmAlways a firm favourite in the Tea Green calendar, we are so please to be getting back to Bowhouse!

This... Read more

11 Dec 2021 - 12 Dec 2021

Anne Gatherar Ceramics Christmas Exhibition

Anne Gatherar Ceramics is having a Christmas sale of work in Edinburgh next weekend. Fiona Reid is hosting it at her house in Bruntsfield along... Read more

05 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021

Clola Pottery Open Studio

Clola Pottery are having a Winter Open Studio on the 5th December from 11am to 6pm.

Come see what they do, have a chat to the... Read more

04 Dec 2021 - 24 Dec 2021

Siri Ceramics Christmas Garden Gallery Sale

Siri CeramicsChristmas sale at my Garden Gallery, Kinaldy Farm ( St Andrews).

Beginning this weekend until Christmas.

Please call me on 01334461374 for time slot and... Read more

04 Dec 2021 - 04 Dec 2021

Geralyn Walker Ceramics at Merchant Square

Geralyn Walker Ceramics is at this great venue this Saturday 4th December with some of old favourites along with new contemporary ceramics -

Come and... Read more

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04 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021

Seal Ceramics Pop-up Shop

Seal Ceramics' next and last event of the year is a pop up shop at ‘the gym’, Huntly street, Aberdeen. Nicola will be taking her... Read more


04 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021

Glow 2021

Come and see Scottish designers GLOW at the Dovecot Studios this December!4th / 5th December 2021GLOW is returning for a third year and gives a... Read more

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04 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021

Milton Makers

Back by popular demand! Our makers events feature the best handcrafted giftware available and the Makers themselves are here to chat to you too.4th &... Read more

04 Dec 2021 - 04 Dec 2021

Huntly Crafters Christmas Fair

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04 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021

Assembly Rooms Christmas Fair

4th - 5th December 2021, 10:30 - 5:00 each day.

Our Edinburgh Christmas Art, Craft and Design Fair returns to the glorious surrounds of the Assembly... Read more


02 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021

HAAN Design Pop-Up 2021

HAAN Design Pop-Up is a high-quality showcase of creative products from from highly original independent designers and makers. This event celebrates and showcases these unique... Read more


26 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021

Open Studio: Ceramics and Woven Willow

Open Studio - Ceramics and Woven Willow

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th November, 10am-5pm daily

Jo Gifford Ceramics: http://www.jogifford.co.uk 
Instagram: @joannagiff

Cathrine Holtet Ceramics:  http://www.theweeviking.com 
Instagram: @cathrineholtet  
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/c.holtet.ceramics  

Rachel Bower Woven Willow: www.rachelbowerbaskets.co.uk ... Read more

Under the Same Sky Half a World Away

01 Oct 2021 - 07 Oct 2021

Exhibition by Kevin Andrew Morris

Under the Same Sky (Half a World Away)Kevin Andrew MorrisDAS Project Space: 1-7th October

Preview: Friday 1st 6-8pm

Opening Hours:

2nd-5th 12-4pm
6th & 7th 6-8pm

DAS Project Space, Deemouth... Read more

Cowal Open Studios v2

24 Sep 2021 - 27 Sep 2021

Cowal Open Studios

Cowal is a peninsula in Argyll and Bute, in the west of Scotland, that extends into the Firth of Clyde. Scattered along these secret shores... Read more


11 Sep 2021 - 19 Sep 2021

NEOS 2021


North East Open Studios11th – 19th September 2021NEOS' award-winning collective of artists, makers and designers open their studios to the public in September every year.... Read more


04 Sep 2021 - 12 Sep 2021

Perthshire OPEN Studios 2021

Perthshire OPEN Studios4-12 September 2021

From professional artists and makers opening their workspaces, to art clubs and collectives of artists getting together to exhibit, this annual... Read more

Potfest for web

30 Jul 2021 - 01 Aug 2021


30th & 31st of July & 1st August, 2021

See the work of the well-established alongside the up-and-coming, in an exciting mix of... Read more

24 Jul 2021 - 31 Aug 2021

Seasons Cycle Exhibition

Seasons Cycle ExhibitionWatermill Gallery, Aberfeldy
The SPA is delighted to be holding a selected exhibition at the Watermill Gallery from 24th July until the end of... Read more

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23 Jul 2021 - 25 Jul 2021


POTFEST IN THE PARKJULY 23rd, 24th & 25th 2021

100 exhibitors invited from across Europe and beyond. All with very distinctive, individual styles. Set in the... Read more

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16 Jul 2021 - 29 Jul 2021

"Off-Kilter" Exhibition, Drill Hall Gallery

Off-Kilter Exhibition16th - 29th JulyDrill Hall Gallery in Leith

Off-Kilter is an exhibition showcasing works made by Jeanne Blissett Robertson and David Gray during their recent... Read more

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03 Jul 2021 - 03 Jul 2021

REWIND - Over 30 years of the International Ceramics Festival at Aberystwyth

The International Ceramics Festival have postpone their traditional festival until 2022. However they will still be celebrating ceramics during the 2021 ICF weekend!

Over the past... Read more

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02 Jul 2021 - 04 Jul 2021

**POSTPONED** The International Ceramics Festival 2021


**POSTPONED** Regretfully this event has been postponed until 2022
The International Ceramics Festival
2nd - 4th July 2021

The ICF is Europe’s premier ceramics festival which is held... Read more

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02 Jul 2021 - 02 Jul 2021

Ceramics and Lockdown - Performance

The International Ceramics Festival have postpone their traditional festival until 2022. However they will still be celebrating ceramics during the 2021 ICF weekend!

For Friday July 2nd,... Read more

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16 Jun 2021 - 16 Jun 2021

CoCA: Women and Clay: Gendered Form

Women and Clay: Gendered Form16th June, 4.30-6pmA symposia exploring the research of Dr Jarah Das and Dr Jenni Sorkin into women in the field of... Read more

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11 Jun 2021 - 13 Jun 2021


POTFEST SCOTLANDJUNE 11th, 12th & 13th 2021

Returning for its 24th year, Potfest Scotland is set in the beautiful grounds of Scone Palace, on the outskirts... Read more

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05 Jun 2021 - 05 Jun 2021

Fitch & McAndrew Live - a Zoom demo with Hannah McAndrew and Dough Fitch

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Saturday 5th June, 2pmThe live workshop will be about an hour and a half long, starting with a tour... Read more

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29 May 2021 - 06 Jun 2021

Spring Fling 2021


Spring Fling 2021 Plans & Applications OpenWe're thrilled to finally announce the first details of the Spring Fling 2021 event.
In light of the ongoing pandemic,... Read more

Cowal Open Studios v2

26 Apr 2021 - 29 May 2021

Cowal’s Coasts and Waters Exhibition

Cowal Open Studios are delighted to be exhibiting the work of thirty two of their members at the Barony Centre, West Kilbride, Ayrshire in the... Read more

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21 Apr 2021 - 22 Apr 2021

Leach Pottery Conversation on National Tea Day

Join the Leach Pottery for a Cuppa and a Natter on National Tea Day with Potters Roelof Uys, Clary Illian & Jeff Oestreich

Wed, 21 April... Read more

21 Apr 2021 - 22 Apr 2021

SPA Coffee Morning with Alan Freestone

The SPA Coffee Morning will have a Special guest next Wednesday (21st April, 2021)

Alan Freestone with his specialist knowledge on ceramic glazes will be answering... Read more

03 Apr 2021 - 16 May 2021

“Seasons Cycle” Exhibition

“Seasons Cycle” ExhibitionWatermill Gallery, Aberfeldy 3rd April – 16th  MaySubmission Deadline 14th February, 2021 


 It's time to submit your best ceramics!

20 SPA members' work will be... Read more

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23 Mar 2021 - 23 Mar 2021

New CoCA Symposia - 23rd March 2021, 10.30-3pm

23rd March, 10.30-3pm: Restating Clay: There's much work to be done ...The event, hosted in Zoom, will explore key issues faced by the ceramics sector,... Read more

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23 Mar 2021 - 23 Mar 2021

CoCA Symposia Programme

Have you booked your ticket for the next CoCA symposia?Tuesday 23rd March, 10.30am-3pmIt is free to attend thanks to support from Arts Council England. I... Read more

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02 Feb 2021 - 02 Feb 2021

Curating Ceramics: Online Collections, Community Building and Activism

This event, the second of two, heralds the Shipley Art Gallery's acquisition of the John Christian studio ceramics collection in 2020.

About this Event

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30 Jan 2021 - 25 Feb 2021

New CoCA events 23rd and 25th Feb with Leach Pottery

The Centre of Ceramic Art are holding two new, free, online events, organised in partnership with Leach Pottery, supported by Arts Council England.Both will be... Read more

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26 Jan 2021 - 21 Jan 2021

Curating Ceramics: Museums, Ceramics Collections and Community Agency

This event, the first of two, heralds the Shipley Art Gallery's acquisition of the John Christian studio ceramics collection in 2020.

About this Event

Curating Ceramics: Innovative... Read more

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09 Dec 2020 - 31 Dec 2020

Members Mug and Recipe Swap

To brighten up the New Year, we are asking members to get involved in a mug and recipe swap. We are all very familiar with... Read more

02 Dec 2020 - 01 Jan 2023

SPA Coffee Mornings & Evenings

Following a suggestion at the AGM, we are setting up weekly coffee mornings via Zoom. With the latest round of lockdowns, inability to meet in... Read more


02 Dec 2020 - 15 Jan 2023

Glasgow Ceramics Studio 25

An exhibition celebrating the 25th birthday of Glasgow Ceramics Studio featuring works by members past & present. 

Studio Pavilion
House for an Art Lover
Bellahouston Park... Read more

01 Dec 2020 - 01 Feb 2021

SPA Mug and Recipe Swap - January 2021

Mug and Recipe Swap - January 2021To brighten up the New Year, we asked members to get involved in a mug and recipe swap. We... Read more

10 Oct 2020 - 12 Oct 2020

Open Studios North Fife

Open Studios is an opportunity for you to speak to artists about their methods and sources of inspiration and perhaps buy or commission directly from... Read more

31 Jul 2020 - 02 Aug 2020

Potfest in the Pens 2020

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30 May 2020 - 27 Jun 2020

Land, Sea and Fire Online Exhibition 2020


To view the exhibition, click on the Exhibition tab. Read more

12 Jan 2020 - 12 Jan 2020

SPA Committee Meeting

SPA Committee Meeting in preparation for Tulliallan.

If you have anything you would like the committee to discuss, please contact Chrsitine chairman@scottishpotters.org Read more

04 Jan 2020 - 01 Feb 2020

Patricia Shone Exhibition

Textures of the LandWorking from the Isle of Skye for the past 25 years, Patricia Shone has developed her practise using techniques of texturing and... Read more