Home to a vibrant community of artists working in contemporary sculptural practice we are the largest art production facility in Scotland, with specialist workshops in metalwork, woodwork, plaster, resin, ceramics and digital fabrication. We also provide studio space for artists working in these media and more, exploring what sculpture means today.
We have a specialist technical team who provide support to workshop users and we run a specialist fabrication service, making work for a variety of clients in the arts, architecture and design.
“My time as a graduate fellow at GSS has allowed me to examine my practice outside of the intensive and structured MFA programme. I have been motivated to consider my position as a professional within a community of artists. The latter has been especially valuable in that the studio-holders at GSS make up a group that is diverse both in its practices and career points. “
– Chloe Reid, MFA Graduate Fellowship 2017
Access is at the heart of everything we do. As well as providing affordable access to specialist skills and production space for professional artists and makers, we share our facilities and creative and technical skills with wider groups of people through our learning and engagement programme.
We build and strengthen relationships between our artists, our communities, and our local partners and aim to provide services that are meaningful, relevant and responsive to the needs of all of our users.
“On top of practical artistic development, I have also been able to benefit from: meeting with various artists, researching art, visiting shows, taking part in workshops, travelling, and talking about my ideas. Connection with others, and the development that comes from it, has been some of the most rewarding elements of the programme, and I am really grateful to have had the opportunity to see so many artists at Glasgow Sculpture Studios, and beyond.” – young person participating in our engagement programme.
We are located at the Whisky Bond on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal. As the anchor tenant in the building and one of the first arts organisations to move into the area we continue to play an important role in developing this vibrant creative industries hub in North Glasgow. We are active members of the Canal Co-operative, a network of local organisations established to work collectively to unlock the potential of the Glasgow Canal area and create a vibrant neighbourhood for people to live, work and visit.
- Artist Studios
- Metal Shop
- Wood Shop
- Ceramics Room
- Plaster Room
- Spray Room
- External Yard
- Project Spaces
- Meeting Room
- Fabrication Service