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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

Posted on 16 Dec 2019

Bath Potters New Website

After months of hard work, Bath Potters are delighted to officially announce the launch of their new website, on the 10th of December 2019.

As an... Read more

Posted on 01 Nov 2019

Flying the flag for the SPA

Flying the Scottish Potters flag while meeting First Minister at Creative Stirling this week was our very own membership secretary Kathleen Morrison. Read more

Posted on 01 Nov 2019

John Byrne Award

The John Byrne Award is an online exhibition, competition, and community, welcoming people who seek a deeper understanding of the values that drive our beliefs... Read more

Posted on 01 Nov 2019

Earth & Fire 2020 Applications

APPLY NOW for Earth & Fire 2020

Earth & Fire Ceramic Fair will take place at the Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire on 26,27 & 28 June.... Read more

Posted on 13 Sep 2019

Ways of Being Exhibition

An exhibition feautring 6 amazing female potters is currently running at Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery beside Loch Sunart. See our events page for more... Read more

Posted on 12 Sep 2019

MAKE - A Collective

The SPA have been asked to share the following with our members:

MAKE is a collective call for change and support for representation of the craft... Read more

Posted on 11 Sep 2019

September Courses at Potclays


Potclays still have a few places available for their upcoming September courses & workshops, beginning next Monday.

If you need advice or recommendations for places to... Read more

Posted on 08 Sep 2019

SPA Newsletters

PDF copies of newsletters from the last few years are available to download.

PDF copies of newsletters for the current year are now only available to members and... Read more

Posted on 07 Sep 2019

Julian Jardine Workshop - Last Few Places

Clay Sculpting Weekend Workshop with Julian Jardine

Clay Sculpting Weekend. 5th - 6th October (limited space)
Clay Sculpting Weekend. 19th - 20th October (subject to numbers)

There are just... Read more

Posted on 25 Aug 2019

NMSE Schools Project in Tanzania

Having returned from her annual trip to the NMSE (Ntimbanjayo Memorial School of Excellence) schools project in Tanzania, Louise Johnstone is now in fund raising... Read more

Posted on 16 Aug 2019

Tulliallan 2020 Booking Open

Members can now book your Early Bird for Tulliallan 2020 which takes place on the weekend of Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March 2020. The... Read more

Posted on 06 Aug 2019

Potclays revised delivery prices

Scottish potters...

...did you know that you can now have a parcel up to 25kg in weight delivered to the following postcodes (and all offshore islands)... Read more

Posted on 06 Aug 2019

Art in Clay, Hatfield - 50% Offer

Receive 50% off your ticket to Art in Clay, all you need to do is use the code FB50 when booking your online ticket to... Read more

Posted on 03 Aug 2019

Craft Scotland Survey - Deadline extended

Craft Scotland Annual Survey

Craft Scotland have extended the deadline of the Craft Scotland annual survey and they would really appreciate it if SPA members could... Read more

Posted on 29 Jun 2019

COMPASS: Next Generation Programme

Craft Scotland

COMPASS: Next Generation Programme

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 18 July 2019
Calling all makers who have recently graduated, or who have just started their practice and have been... Read more

Posted on 29 Jun 2019

Craft Scotland - Collect 2020

Craft Scotland - Apply for Collect 2020

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 1 July 2019

If you are a maker working at the very highest standards of your craft... Read more

Posted on 29 Jun 2019

Meet Your Maker - Elgin Cathedral

Meet Your Maker – Elgin Cathedral

Closing date: 5 Aug 2019

Craft Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are looking for two makers to deliver a project... Read more

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

Frances Priest: Influences of the East at the Bowes Museum

Frances Priest: Influences of the East

22 June – 15 September

The Bowes Museum is delighted to showcase the most recent work of the Edinburgh based artist... Read more

Posted on 06 Jun 2019

New Ceramics Gallery at NMS

The new Ceramics Gallery is now open at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Situated next to the Balcony Café, this new gallery gives visitors... Read more

Posted on 03 Jun 2019

Niek Hoogland Workshop - Last few spaces

There are still a few spaces left for the Niek Hoogland workshop being held in central Glasgow (near the Royal Infirmary) on Saturday 15th and... Read more

Posted on 22 May 2019

Great Pottery Throwdown is back!

The Scottish Potters Association is delighted to hear that a 3rd series of the Great Pottery Throwdown will soon be appearing on our screens. We... Read more

Posted on 09 May 2019

Casting Director looking for potters

Scottish Potters Association was approached by a casting producer looking for potters who might be interested in the following opportunity. If anyone is interested, please... Read more

Posted on 25 Apr 2019

Japan Ceramics Tour

This company organises Japan Ceramic Tours and has been doing so for a number of years.

Full details of their tour can be found here: https://www.japanjourneys.co.uk/package/japan-ceramics-tour/

They have asked that... Read more

Posted on 05 Apr 2019

Design Your Practice 2019

The Cultural Enterprise Office has announced that their  Design Your Practice programme is back for 2019, and this year they’ve extended it further across Scotland,... Read more

Posted on 27 Mar 2019

SPA Open Exhibition, Milton Gallery

The SPA Open exhibition is opening on Saturday 13th April at the Milton Gallery.

Open all week: Mon-Sat 10-5 Sun 11-5
Milton of Crathes, Banchory AB31 5QH
info@miltonart.com... Read more

Posted on 16 Mar 2019

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... Read more

Posted on 16 Mar 2019

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... Read more

Posted on 15 Mar 2019

Tulliallan 2019 Feedback

The 2019 Spring Weekend was a huge success with lots of first-time attenders and new members. The three demonstrators this year excelled themselves and social... Read more

Posted on 15 Mar 2019

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... Read more

Posted on 06 Feb 2019

Niek Hoogland Workshop!

Niek Hoogland Workshop 15th & 16th June 2019 at WASPS Glasgow Ceramics Studio, Hanson Street, Glasgow.



Spaces are limited so book NOW.  Cost £25 for the... Read more

Posted on 06 Feb 2019

Marcia Selsor Workshop! (FULL)

Marcia Selsor HANDS ON Workshop 18th & 19th May 2019, 10am - 5pm. (WAITING LIST ONLY)

Alternative Firing Processes: Obvara, Foil Saggar, Ceramic Saggar, Horsehair &... Read more

Posted on 01 Feb 2019

Entries now being taken for the SPA Open Exhibition!

SPA Open Exhibition at the Milton Gallery near Banchory, Aberdeenshire, 13th April-19th May 2019

The Milton has offered to host and curate another exhibition in their lovely... Read more

Posted on 31 Jan 2019

Annie Peaker pottery course places still available

We hope you’re still considering joining us for a Pottery Course during 2019. Full details including course content, fees and how to book are available... Read more

Posted on 24 Jan 2019

Important Please read - charity status & membership renewal

Your committee is pleased to ANNOUNCE:


At the March 2018 AGM it was proposed that the SPA apply... Read more