We’re delighted to welcome two new members to our ceramics team! Meet our new new instructors Zoë and Rob!
Zoë is a ceramicist working in Glasgow. She specialises in production throwing as well as large one-off pieces. After self-teaching for a number of years, she spent time as a visiting apprentice at Shin Chul’s studio in South Korea. There she learnt traditional Korean throwing techniques as well as the process of wood firing and glaze making through ash.
Since returning to Glasgow she has set up a private studio in the East End where she focuses mainly on restaurant commissions alongside teaching and collaborating with other artists.

After graduating in ceramics and glass from Gray’s school of Art in 2017, Robert has been able to travel with his work with an internship with Maria De Haan in the summer of 2017 and most recently, completed an 3 months Artist in Residency with her in Deia, Mallorca.

Robert is mainly a thrower but is also interested in developing his own glazes by collecting natural materials on his travels, making his work inspired by location, nature and time. Now based in Ayr, Robert is working from his home studio where he continues his work and develop his glaze research further.

More information on all our courses and kiln hire available here.
A poster featuring three medals. The poster reads 'At The Swim Club: amateur swimming clubs and competitions at Govanhill baths, 1917-2001.'
From 12th – 18th September, we’ll be holding a new interactive, multimedia exhibition focussing on the life and times of swimming clubs and other communal activities at Govanhill Baths. There will be a chance to see some rare archival footage of swimming in Scotland, together with a wide range of objects from our building’s history. The exhibition will also feature an immersive soundscape by artist Ros Fraser.
Exhibition co-curated by Beulah Ezeugo and Ghazala Ansar, Community Engagement Trainees.
The weekend of the 17th and 18th September will see a wide range of other events at the Deep End as part of Doors Open Days Festival including open studios and a craft market from our award winning upcycling project Rags To Riches.
The exhibition will be open Monday 12th-Sunday 18th September from 2-6pm, with a reception event on Thursday 15th September from 6-8pm.

This year the Govanhill International Festival and Carnival returned: bigger, brighter and more vibrant than ever before!

While GIFC started as a carnival, parade and weekend of music back in 2016, it has since blossomed and grown into a two-week long celebration of the richness and diversity of the flourishing arts and culture scene in Govanhill!

This year the programme held talks, music, workshops, film, exhibitions, theatre, heritage events and guided walks. We also welcomed back our Carnival and Parade which saw our biggest turnout yet! We were thrilled to be able to bring back our Street Music Festival for its third year – becoming a much-loved highlight of the festival.

Govanhill International Festival and Carnival is, and will always be, an anti-racist festival: celebrating the contributions immigrants have made to a community that is home to people of 40+ nationalities speaking 60+ languages.

Join us again next year for events everyone can enjoy and which will bring us together to share in and appreciate the different stories, talents and histories of all those who have made Govanhill their home…

Thanks to Susanna Hotham for some wonderful photos from this year’s event which you can check out below!


Rags To Riches have teamed up with mice & meys to become one of their official RE-BROLLY drop off points.
If you have any old brollies cluttering up your cupboards – don’t throw them in the bin! Drop them off at The Deep End where they’ll be reused in some amazing new designs!
You can find The Deep End at 21 Nithsdale Street (G41 2PZ)
Exterior of Govanhill's Bath in the early 1900s

Govanhill Baths Community Trust 2022 AGM will be held on 20 September at 6:00pm.

The meeting will take place at The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ.