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Posted on 14 Apr 2024

50kgs for SPA 50th - Go Large Events

This event was started by Geoff Cox and you can find more information on the facebook group Potters Playtime. So, what could you make with... Read more

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Posted on 10 Apr 2024

Frances Clark Sculpture Workshop now open for bookings.

The Frances Clark Sculpture Workshop in The Barony is now open for bookings. This for SPA members only at this stage.

More details on the Event... Read more

Posted on 19 Feb 2024

50 Mugs for Maggie's

Thanks to eight volunteers, we now have local SPA co-ordinators to deliver your Mugs to Maggie's.

Now it's up to you to make a functional, food safe mug... Read more

Posted on 11 Feb 2024

Green man Workshops - Sunday workshop

Due to a technical issue it was not possible to book a place on the Sunday workshop with Moira. This has now been resolved; currently... Read more

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Posted on 08 Feb 2024

SPA Merchandise

We are working with JRS to allow our members to order clothing and get the SPA logo added.

We have restricted the logo to embroidered White,... Read more


Posted on 06 Feb 2024

China tours

SPA member Moira Ferguson writes:

"I've just received an email from Christine-Ann Richards. She's the person who arranges the culture tours to China and beyond. Several SPA... Read more

Posted on 06 Feb 2024

Members map

The SPA is an organisation by and for members. As a committee we organise a small range of activities such as courses and exhibitions but... Read more

Posted on 03 Feb 2024

Renew your Membership now!

The membership renewal window is still open. All memberships (unless you joined in this past December or January) ended on 1st February but we hold... Read more

Posted on 10 Jan 2024

SPA 50th Anniversary Book - Your ideas needed!

A small group is working to publish a book to celebrate the SPAs 50th Anniversary.  We hope it will celebrate both the creation and development of... Read more

Posted on 19 Dec 2023

Artist profiles - Update

I have made some changes to the artist profile (your public profile) to reduce the number of contact details, as most people do not have... Read more

Posted on 10 Dec 2023

Bill Runciman

With great sorrow, I advise of the sad loss of Bill Runciman who passed away peacefully on Saturday, 9th December, 2023 at Cameron Hospital near Leven in Fife. He is... Read more

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Posted on 08 Dec 2023

Get ready for Tulliallan!

Our Spring weekend at Tulliallan is getting closer! Registration will open soon (11th December). As usual, demonstrations are only one part of everything that's happening.... Read more

Posted on 01 Nov 2023

SPA 50th Anniversary Exhibitions

2024 is an exciting year for the SPA with our ambitious programme of exhibitions for our 50th Anniversary. 

We have 5 exhibitions planned across Scotland with the theme of “Roots... Read more

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Posted on 04 Oct 2023

Wendy Lawrence Workshop - Spaces left in december

Wendy Lawrence is running two workshops for the SPA. The November workshop is fully booked, but spaces are still available for the second workshop on... Read more


Posted on 14 Sep 2023

Visiting artist looking for (short) internships


My name is Mathilde and I am an Irish artist based in Dublin. I am contacting you regarding the possibility of you sharing this email... Read more

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Posted on 31 Aug 2023

Wendy Lawrence Workshop - book now!

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

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Posted on 13 Jul 2023

Survey Launched to Map Out Landscape of Traditional Crafts Makers in Scotland

TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) together with Creative Scotland, Craft Scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland have launched a new research survey to understand the landscape of traditional crafts makers currently active in... Read more

Posted on 03 May 2023

Legacy: An hommage to Alison Robinson through clay

Bridge Pottery Collective Exhibition

6-13 May 2023

5 May, 6:30-8:30pm

Opening times:
Mon-Fri: 4-8 pm
Sat: 10-5 pm
Sun: 12-5 pm

St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, 3rd Floor, Gallery... Read more

Posted on 23 Feb 2023

A message from Shannon Toft

Dear Potters

I am very sorry to say I will now not be able to attend at Tulliallan.
It is short notice for which I apologise, I... Read more


Posted on 20 Feb 2023

Kettles Pottery Supplies - price update

Below is an update from Ash - our Scottish supplier. Note that he is now introducing delivery costs. Maybe try and group together with some... Read more


Posted on 06 Feb 2023

Tutors wanted in Ullapool

An Talla Solais is an art centre with a gallery, artists studios and a ceramics workshop in the beautiful coastal town of Ullapool, in Wester... Read more

Posted on 28 Jan 2023

New video: "SPA @ the Bield 2022: Caroline Gault"

During the SPA exhibition at the Bield some of our members demonstrated their making process for visitors to the exhibition.
These were recorded, and the first... Read more

Posted on 01 Jan 2023

Membership renewal

Happy New Year! We hope you have a wonderful 2023 filled with potters and pottery.

Membership renewals for 2023-2024 are now open! 
Renew here for just £20. Read more

Posted on 20 Dec 2022

SPA Spring 2023 Exhibition – Call Out to Members

We are delighted to announce an exciting new exhibition opportunity for members in Spring 2023. 

Exhibition Venue:
An Talla Solais, Market St, Ullapool, IV26 2XE. www.antallasolais.org
Date of Exhibition:
1st April... Read more

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Posted on 13 Dec 2022

Craft Scotland Opportunities

Jorum Craft Award - Round 6: Unusual Weather

Craft Scotland – Jorum Craft Award Round 6
Closing date: 5 Jan 2023

The Jorum Craft Award is a materials-focused... Read more

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Posted on 01 Dec 2022

Potclays Christmas Closure & Last Orders

Closure Times/DatesUpper Showroom and Stores Collection Point: 3pm Thursday 22/12/22
Lower Showroom: 3pm Wednesday 21/12/22 (stock-take)
Phone lines: 5pm Thursday 22/12/22

ReopeningThursday 05/01/23 (see our website for business hours) 

Orders for DeliveryTo give us... Read more

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Posted on 06 Oct 2022

Job opportunity

Skilled thrower required to join our team at Uig Pottery.  Work hours flexible.  For more information please contact margaret@uigpottery.co.uk Read more


Posted on 04 Oct 2022

The Scottish Gallery I Viewing Rooms & Talking Pictures Now Open

Scratching The Surface runs until 29 October. You can also enter our Viewing Rooms & Talking Pictures for your chance to learn more about... Read more


Posted on 28 Sep 2022

Late Availability in October 8-9th Weekend Workshop

My weekend clay sculpting workshops planned for October 8-9th in Perth has had some cancellations so I now have some availability at short notice. The... Read more

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Posted on 21 Sep 2022

Churchill Fellowships "arts and communities" now open for applications.

Are you passionate about strengthening society through creative practice? Would you like to explore new ideas and different approaches from around the world to achieve... Read more

Posted on 02 Sep 2022

"In The Deep Mid-Winter" - call for exhibitors at Milton Gallery

The Milton Art Gallery have invited members of the SPA to take part in a winter exhibition in the run up to Christmas. The Gallery... Read more

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Posted on 31 Aug 2022

Autumn Showcase: programme of demonstrations

During the exhibition at the Bield (3-12 Sep) there will be free demonstrations. Read more


Posted on 05 Aug 2022

Fundraising for school in Tanzania

SPA member George Young at St Andrews Pottery is raising funds for the charity Ruvuma Development Aid in Tanzania which is building a secondary school.

The money you... Read more


Posted on 23 Jul 2022

Craft Scotland at Collect 2023: Applications now open

Deadline: 5pm, Wednesday 10 August 2022

Collect 2023 – Craft Scotland

Craft Scotland is delighted to announce applications are now open for makers, who produce works of... Read more


Posted on 23 Jul 2022

CraftHub launches new platform with opportunities for Scotland-based makers

Rolling deadline

CraftHub: The Material Library and CraftHub: The Practioners Library

We're delighted to announce the new CraftHub website is live and there are multiple ways... Read more

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Posted on 21 May 2022

Job opportunity: Senior Ceramics Technician (Dundee)

Dundee Ceramics Workshop are looking for an experienced Senior Ceramics Technician to assist with the running of their workshop in Dundee. They are based in... Read more


Posted on 11 May 2022

Call out for any lustre enthusiasts

The bridge pottery collective in Edinburgh is looking for a new member with a special interest in lustre. We have a unique reduction lustre kiln... Read more


Posted on 03 May 2022

Watermill Gallery, Aberfeldy: New Summer Exhibition Opportunity

We are delighted to have been asked back to the summer exhibition at the Watermill Gallery at Aberfeldy for the second year in a row.... Read more

Posted on 02 May 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

Posted on 26 Apr 2022

Julian Jardine Update

Several shows I have upcoming in the next few months include.
Potfest Scotland 10th-12th June
Potfest Compton Verney 17th-19th June
Exhibition of Wildlife Art in the... Read more

Posted on 02 Mar 2022


ANNE LIGHTWOOD COMPETITION (DEADLINE EXTENDED)The Anne Lightwood Award winner will now be announced at our AGM. The award will still be judged by all three... Read more

Posted on 22 Feb 2022


CHARITY SILENT ART AUCTIONPaintings, Prints, Ceramics and JewelleryIn support of Ruvuma Development Aid

Saturday 7th May Auction from 12.00 - 4.00 pm

Spanish Market by Morag Muir

Gartmore... Read more

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Posted on 13 Feb 2022

Wood Fired Ceramics - Potters Open Day 2022

The Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild Presents 

Potters Open Day 2022 

Participants can join in person, or online via Zoom.

The VIRTUAL Potters Open Day 2022 - Zoom... Read more

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Posted on 04 Feb 2022

Open call for creativity inspired by your local area

Open call for creativity inspired by your local areaDeadline: 31 March 2022
Does your local area inspire you to create?
Are there local myths, legends or personal tales... Read more

Posted on 15 Jan 2022

New online archive of printed pottery sherds launched

 Fragment Found is a new online archive of printed pottery sherds that invites people to submit images of their finds and share knowledge, as well as... Read more

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Posted on 15 Jan 2022

PHD opportunities

Ulster University have two funded PhD opportunities which they have developed at Belfast School of Art.Tattooing, memory and the designed surface

Modern Craft & Modern Conflict

For... Read more

Posted on 05 Jan 2022

New Owner for Kettles Pottery Supplies

Kettles Pottery SuppliesAlisdair Kettles has retired and sold his business to:Ash Lim (trading as Kettles Pottery Supplies)
2C West Telferton Industrial Estate

E-mail - ash@kettlespotterysupplies.com

Tel :... Read more

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Posted on 22 Dec 2021

AAS Newsflash: New Free Course Launches to Support Craft Practitioners

Applications Open for "Sustaining Craft Business Practice"
Deadline: 10 January 2022A new and free course to support craft practitioners affected by the pandemic has been developed... Read more

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Posted on 09 Dec 2021

Craft Scotland Opportunities

Job Vacancy – Office Assistant
Application deadline: Midnight, Thursday 6 January 2022 

Office Assistant Vacancy – Craft Scotland

Craft Scotland has an opportunity for an Office Assistant to join our... Read more


Posted on 07 Nov 2021

Potclays Christmas Closure and Last Order Dates

Potclays are facing additional challenges this year with unprecedented order volumes and global supply chain difficulties. If you need your order before Christmas, to give... Read more

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Posted on 11 Oct 2021

Free Online Business Courses

Business Gateway have several free online courses relevant to our members, especially those getting started or wanting to boost online presence and sales.They cover topics... Read more

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Posted on 11 Oct 2021

Spring Fling 2022 Applications Open

Spring Fling is the flagship event in Upland’s year-round creative development and arts events programming.
Image by Colin TennantSpring Fling 2022 will be a milestone year... Read more


Posted on 11 Oct 2021

WASPS Winter Markets

Wasps has held the staple Wasps Artists & Makers Markets since 2017 and would now like to invite applications from independent creators across the country... Read more

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Posted on 11 Oct 2021

COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme 2022

Applications are now open for Craft Scotland's flagship maker learning and development programme with a closing date of 11 November 2021.Now in its fourth year,... Read more

Posted on 03 Oct 2021

CANCELLATION of SPA Craft Fair 30th October, 2021

CANCELLATION of SPA Craft Fair 30th October, 2021Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to CANCEL the Craft Fair on 30th October.

When considering whether to... Read more

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Posted on 02 Sep 2021

Potter's Euro 2020 racism piece to raise money for food poverty

Potter offers piece inspired by Euro 2020 racism to raise money for the relief of food povertyHannah McAndrew, a potter in south-west Scotland, has made... Read more

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Posted on 20 Aug 2021

Artmap Argyll's open studios - This Weekend!

The 2021 Open Studios are open from Friday 20 August to Monday 23 August and the weekend of 28 August to 29 August. Studios may also be open... Read more


Posted on 07 Aug 2021

Clayscapes: Exclusive discount code


Online only, cannot be used... Read more

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Posted on 02 Aug 2021

Craft Week Scotland 2021

Craft Week Scotland 202125-31 October 2021

Makers, collectives, curators, craft destinations and organisations - get involved!

Craft Week Scotland is a nationwide celebration of Scottish contemporary craft. Created... Read more

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Posted on 07 Jul 2021

New kiln sharing platform launches


Kiln Share is a new, global kiln directory website that helps connect potters looking to hire a kiln with... Read more

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Posted on 10 Jun 2021

ICF festival postponed, but celebration of ceramics continues

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

Posted on 07 May 2021

SPA AGM 2021 - Replay

Did you miss our 2021 AGM? Catch up with the papers and minutes here, and watch the replay below.

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Posted on 02 May 2021

SPA AGM 2021 Minutes

Thank you to those who were able join us for our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 25 April via Zoom. We had a very good... Read more

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Posted on 19 Apr 2021

Vacancies at the Leach Pottery

Come and work with us! At the Leach Pottery, St Ives, Cornwall

The Bernard Leach (St Ives) Trust seeks to appoint a new Comms &... Read more

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Posted on 17 Apr 2021

Anglian Potters Spring Exhibition

Anglian Potters kick off spring with a new online exhibition The Anglian Potters Spring Exhibition will run from Friday 23rd April to Friday 14th May... Read more

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Posted on 13 Apr 2021

The Great Pottery Throw Down - Application Deadline Extended

The Great Pottery Throw Down is looking for potters, so if you are looking to throw yourself into a new challenge then set those wheels... Read more

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Posted on 11 Apr 2021

Park PotteryOpening Up Again!

Still here!  And looking forward to seeing you again soon.PARK POTTERY will open again on April 26 YAY!   We survived the pandemic making tiles... Read more

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Posted on 10 Apr 2021

St Andrews Pottery Kilt Walk for Tanzania School

Hi Folks,

I'm George Young from St Andrews Pottery, and on 23rd of April I am taking part in a Kilt Walk to raise funds for... Read more


Posted on 10 Apr 2021

Potclays re-opens on Monday

Monday 12 April at 8:30am
We’re looking forward to re-opening on Monday and welcoming you all back to our showroom!
As before, there are a few measures... Read more

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Posted on 30 Mar 2021

Consultants wanted for Spode Museum project

Spode Museum Trust (SMT) is looking to appoint suitably qualified consultants to carry out work relating to the Spode collection and Spode Works site, as... Read more


Posted on 24 Mar 2021

Potclays Online Clearance Starts Monday 29th March

Online Stock Clearance
Monday 29 March - Thursday 1 April

Head over to potclays.co.uk from 8.00am (BST) on Monday 29 March to browse our stock clearance offers.... Read more

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Posted on 11 Mar 2021

New book: Kintsugi: The Poetic Mend

Kintsugi: The Poetic Mendby Dr Bonnie Kemske
A broken pot is made whole again, and within its golden repair we see a world of meaning. Kintsugi... Read more

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Posted on 06 Mar 2021

Opportunities March 2021

Craft Scotland Opportunities
COMPASS: Maker Journeys in Focus Workshop Series
Booking deadline: 8 Mar 2021

Last chance to book! Hear from five Scotland-based designer/makers about their own... Read more


Posted on 06 Mar 2021

Discounts for SPA Members

As part of our commitment to improving our services to members we have secured a 10% discount, exclusively for members, from Specialist Crafts, based in Leicester,... Read more

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Posted on 21 Feb 2021

Newly Added Online Workshops!

Join us for
Live Workshops from
your Favorite Artists!

Available WorkshopsJohn Seed Panel Discussion:
Supporting Artists and
Building Community Online - FREE! 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, artists have relied... Read more


Posted on 19 Feb 2021

Latest funding and creative opportunities!


Make a difference with craftivism

Can you use craft to help make the world a better place, one stitch at a time? Writer, comedian and art... Read more

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Posted on 19 Feb 2021

Meet the Makers | COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme 2021

Craft Scotland is delighted to welcome not one but two talented cohorts to our COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme. 

From jewellery designer/makers to textile and ceramic artists, discover the seven makers selected for... Read more

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Posted on 16 Feb 2021

Jardine Gallery Update

As you may be aware I redesigned the gallery website during the first lockdown so it is now mobile compatible and has a full online... Read more

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Posted on 02 Feb 2021


The British Ceramics Biennial co-founder and Artistic Director, Barney Hare Duke has decided to stand down after a successful 12 years in the role.


British... Read more

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Posted on 24 Jan 2021

COMPASS: Opportunities Flash Edition

This spring, learn how to tell your unique craft story online and hear from makers about their own creative journeys.
Discover the next two online workshop... Read more

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Posted on 13 Jan 2021

Happy New Year from Craft Scotland

Jorum Craft Award 2021
Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 19 January 2021

Round 2 of the Jorum Craft Award is now open for applications. The Jorum Craft... Read more

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Posted on 18 Dec 2020

COMPASS: Workshop Programme 2021 Launches | Opportunities Flash Edition

Realise your craft business ambitions this Spring, with the return of Craft Scotland's COMPASS: Online Workshops. From January to April 2021, Craft Scotland will be hosting... Read more

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Posted on 18 Dec 2020

Season's Greetings from Craft Scotland

Season’s Greetings from Craft Scotland  

As this turbulent year comes to a close, the team and Board at Craft Scotland would like to thank you for... Read more


Posted on 12 Dec 2020

Rene Martucci Workshop 19th December

Rene Martucci - Zoom Workshop
Date: Saturday, December 19th
Time: 1pm to 4pm 

Description: In this workshop, ceramic restoration extraordinaire and artist René Martucci will demonstrate the nitty-gritty... Read more

Posted on 08 Dec 2020

SPA 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

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Posted on 03 Dec 2020

Opportunities December 2020

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 02 Dec 2020

SPA Coffee Morning

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

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Posted on 28 Nov 2020

Thank You | Craft Week Scotland

Thank you to the visitors, makers, collectives and craft destinations who participated in Craft Week Scotland - it was a fantastic celebration of Scottish contemporary... Read more


Posted on 25 Nov 2020

Henry Rothschild Memorial Lecture

The Shipley Art Gallery and Northumbria University invite you to the virtual Henry Rothschild Memorial Lecture with guest speaker Sandy Brown on Thursday 3 December... Read more

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Posted on 24 Nov 2020

New Gallery website

New Gallery Website
now up!During lockdown I took the time to start rebuilding the gallery website, a job that was long overdue but I never... Read more


Posted on 18 Nov 2020

AWARD Opportunity for Artists

British Ceramics Biennial AWARD 2021- Deadline for applications 4 December 2020

There are just under three weeks left to apply to the British Ceramics Biennial's headline... Read more


Posted on 12 Nov 2020

Potclays November News

Since our last newsletter...

We'd like to thank you all for your messages of support over the past few days.

We've been managing on a very... Read more

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Posted on 12 Nov 2020

Craft Week Scotland | 9 - 15 November

Running until Sunday 15 November, our celebration of Scottish contemporary craft continues. 

Discover Scotland’s talented makers, collectives and vibrant craft destinations during Craft Week Scotland, a... Read more

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Posted on 09 Nov 2020

What has creativity meant to you this year?


Researching the effects of creativity in lockdown

Thousands of you have been getting involved in creative activities during the pandemic and we believe... Read more

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Posted on 07 Nov 2020

Craft Week Scotland | 9 - 15 November

Craft Week Scotland: 9 - 15 November 2020

Discover Scotland’s talented makers and vibrant craft destinations during Craft Week Scotland, taking place in-person and online. Craft... Read more

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Posted on 29 Oct 2020

Craft Scotland Opportunities

Closing soon:

MAKE | Learn: Pilot Project Manager
Closing date: 5pm, Friday 30 October 2020

MAKE is looking for an imaginative and experienced Education and Community Outreach... Read more

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Posted on 29 Oct 2020

Scarva Sponsors SPA Online Workshop

SPA Gains Sponsorship from Scarva Pottery SuppliesThe SPA are delighted to announce that Scarva Pottery Supplies has very kindly agreed to sponsor our first online... Read more

Posted on 23 Oct 2020


SPA Annual General MeetingGiven that our Annual General Meeting was not able to take place at Tulliallan in March due to Covid-19, we planned on... Read more

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Posted on 20 Oct 2020

Request for quote for Scotch Whisky Clay Pots

Chivas Brothers, a Scotch Whisky company, are in the process of renovating one of their main distillery visitor centres in Scotland and are looking to... Read more

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Posted on 20 Oct 2020

Craft Scotland Opportunities

Get Involved in Craft Week Scotland
Event date: Monday 9 – Sunday 15 November 2020

Calling all makers, craft destinations and craft organisations - join us in... Read more

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Posted on 18 Oct 2020

Apply for COMPASS: Emerging Maker 2021 | Opportunities Flash Edition

Applications now open for COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme 2021
The COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme focuses on nurturing talent and equipping individual makers with the skills they need... Read more


Posted on 07 Oct 2020

Potclays Online Sale Weekend 10-11 October

Online Sale & Clearance EventSaturday 10 and Sunday 11 October

The continuing unpredictability of the pandemic means that all our on-site events are suspended until... Read more

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Posted on 02 Oct 2020

Opportunities - Flash Edition

Call for Researcher(s) - MAKE | Learn

Closing date: 5pm, Fri 2 Oct 2020

MAKE and Craft Scotland are looking for a Researcher or group of Researchers... Read more


Posted on 02 Oct 2020

Potclays October News

 Since our last newsletter...

Many of you have asked about our annual Open Day.

The continuing unpredictability of the pandemic means that all our on-site events... Read more


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

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 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

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

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 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 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 01 Jan 1970


Several shows I have upcoming in the next few months include.
Potfest Scotland 10th-12th June
Potfest Compton Verney 17th-19th June
Exhibition of Wildlife Art in the... Read more