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Posted on 19 Sep 2020

Potclays September Newsletter

We're attending Potfest Scotland at Scone Palace, Perth 25-27 September. Keeping everyone safe, reassuring visitors and making sure everybody enjoys their day at Potfest is... Read more

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Posted on 17 Sep 2020

Craft Scotland Opportunities

Craft Scotland continues to monitor the situation and work closely with our funders and partners to support the craft community. Read about our revised Programme for... Read more

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Posted on 15 Sep 2020

Opportunities at Craft Scotland

The Market for Craft Report– Scotland Launch
Event date: 11am, Tuesday 29 September 2020

Join Craft Scotland for the launch of The Market for Craft report at... Read more

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Posted on 05 Sep 2020

Craft Scotland Opportunities

Your monthly Maker Opportunities newsletter

Craft Scotland is committed to supporting Scotland-based makers develop a sustainable creative and business practice. 

We know how time-consuming finding the... Read more


Posted on 27 Aug 2020

Potclays is coming to Potfest at Scone

Potclays has a trade stand at Potfest Scotland at Scone Palace, Perth 25-27 September 2020.

Due to space restrictions, only a limited range of products will be... Read more

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Posted on 07 Aug 2020

Jorum Craft Award is Closing Soon

Closing soon:

Jorum Craft Award

The Jorum Craft Award (£500) provides funding to assist with development of a maker’s creative practice, including but not limited to research... Read more


Posted on 06 Aug 2020

BBC Studios Casting "Wanted: The Simple Life"

BBC One Daytime are making a new UK-based programme called Wanted: The Simple Life. They are looking for people from large towns or cities who wish... Read more

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Posted on 03 Aug 2020

Advice on Coming Out of Lockdown for Potters

There is a lot of advice floating around about how to safely come out of lockdown, but the Craft Potters Association have produced a very... Read more

Posted on 02 Aug 2020

Mid-year SPA Membership Available

As we are now halfway through our membership year, which runs from 1st February, we have discounted the membership fee by 50% (except student memberships... Read more

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Posted on 31 Jul 2020

Opportunities from Craft Scotland

Free Craft Directory Profile until March 2021

Closing date: 31 Aug 2020

Following on from our COVID-19 Impact Surveys, Open Forum and other feedback from the sector, Craft... Read more

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Posted on 07 Jul 2020

Maker Opportunities from Craft Scotland

Creative Resilience Diaries

Craft Scotland is looking for 5 makers to take part in a research project being led by Dr Charlotte Gilmore that looks... Read more

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Posted on 03 Jul 2020

Craft Scotland Opportunities

At Craft Scotland, we are committed to keeping the sector informed during these unprecedented times.

As the country moves into Phase 2 of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) plan, you can read about the responsive... Read more


Posted on 29 Jun 2020

Steve Hay - Updated

It is with very deep sadness that I am letting you know that Steve died peacefully on the afternoon of Thursday 25th June with his... Read more

Posted on 19 Jun 2020

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust open for applicationsWe are delighted to announce that the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust will be accepting new applications for funding between 14 July... Read more

Posted on 15 Jun 2020

Shannon Tofts Studio Open

I hope everybody is well and healthy as we advance to lockdown easing in various stages.

I wanted to let you know that Edinburgh Council and... Read more

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Posted on 29 May 2020

Land, Sea and Fire Exhibition Starts Tomorrow!

Available from midnight tonight! 21 Exhibitors and over 100 individual exhibits. Click on the Exhibition page Read more

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Posted on 10 May 2020

Summer Newsletter now available!

The Summer 2020 edition of the SPA Newsletter is now available for members to download in the Newsletter section of the Members Area. It will... Read more

Posted on 30 Apr 2020

Covid-19 Business Support Funds

Craft Scotland Update

Three new funds from the Scottish Government went live this afternoon. Part of their latest £100 million package of additional grant support for Small... Read more

Posted on 21 Apr 2020

Henry Rothschild Memorial Bursary

A bursary of £5000 will be awarded to a ceramic artist between the ages of 25 and 35 who is living and working in the... Read more

Posted on 21 Apr 2020

Ceramics Triennial 2021

In spring 2021 the Dutch Association of Ceramists (NVK) will, for the fifth time, organize a large ceramic exhibition.

In 2010 the NVK decided to organise... Read more

Posted on 16 Apr 2020

Craft Scotland - Support and Funding


At Craft Scotland, we are committed to keeping the sector informed during these unprecedented times.

Craft Scotland continues to monitor the situation and work closely with our funders and... Read more

Posted on 28 Mar 2020

Land, Sea & Fire Online – An Exciting Opportunity for Buyers and Makers

The SPA Land, Sea & Fire exhibition was planned to be at the Barony Craft Centre in West Kilbride from Saturday 30th May 2020. As... Read more

Posted on 24 Mar 2020

Great Pottery Throwdown

THE GREAT POTTERY THROW DOWN is coming back for Series 4 and applications are now open.

We’re looking for talented Home Potters aged 18 and above and applications close... Read more

Posted on 22 Mar 2020

Ceramic Review - Free Access

Access Every Issue of Ceramic Review Free until 27 March 2020
As the media sponsor for Ceramic Art London, Ceramic Review is giving exclusive access to... Read more

Posted on 20 Mar 2020

Website sign ups

All existing members who have not already done so, should now sign on to  this new website to "re-join" the SPA. We have held all... Read more

Posted on 13 Mar 2020


It is with deep regret that the committee have decided to CANCEL our Spring Workshop Weekend at Tulliallan due to start tomorrow.We took a lot... Read more

Posted on 13 Mar 2020

Annual General Meeting CANCELLED

The Scottish Potters Association (SPA) hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting of the SPA scheduled to take place at 4.30pm on Saturday 14th... Read more

Posted on 13 Mar 2020

Shannon Tofts - Photography Offer

Shannon Tofts has very kindly offered to work over the weekend (Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March, 2020) at the studio in Edinburgh to photograph... Read more

Posted on 02 Mar 2020

SPA Silent Auction - Teenage Cancer Trust

It's not too late - if you are not attending and want to send a donation, there is still time to post it to Fiona... Read more

Posted on 26 Feb 2020

Newsletter Postage Issue

Dear SPA Members

A couple of our members have contacted us to inform us that the current issue of the newsletter is over the usual postage... Read more

Posted on 26 Feb 2020

COMPASS Workshops

Craft Scotland are offering the following workshops:

COMPASS: Principles of Finance & Funding workshopClosing date: 4pm, Tuesday 10 March 2020

This COMPASS workshop has been tailored to guide... Read more

Posted on 25 Feb 2020

Potclays April Masterclass - open for booking

The Potclays April masterclass with Richard Heeley is now open for bookings!

This intermediate to advanced-level masterclass spans three inspiring days of demonstrations and tuition, focusing on... Read more

Posted on 21 Feb 2020

Tulliallan 2020 - Waiting List

Our Spring workshop weekend at Tulliallan is now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Kathleen Morison on... Read more

Posted on 13 Feb 2020

CRAFT AW20 - applications open

CRAFT is the hunting ground for the very best professional buyers, retailers and collectors looking for exquisite one-off unique pieces created by hand with heart... Read more

Posted on 11 Feb 2020

Tulliallan 2020 - Last Few Places!

As of 10 Feb, only 3 places remain for the Tulliallan Spring Workshop weekend. Yes 3!

If you miss out on a place, please email Kathleen... Read more

Posted on 15 Jan 2020

Patricia Shone Exhibition

Textures of the LandPatricia Shone04 Jan 2020 - 01 Feb 2020Working from the Isle of Skye for the past 25 years, Patricia Shone has developed... Read more