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Welcome to Southport Contemporary Arts

About the SCA


Southport Contemporary Arts (SCA) network is an umbrella organization made up of ArtHouse, ClayWorks, and ArtsLoft. Our aim is to promote and support the many different artists in Southport, no matter at what level, or in which discipline, they work. We are open for membership and host various exhibitions and classes throughout the year.


SCA Christmas

14th November - 24th December

Group Exhibition

Listen to our interview about all things SCA and Christmas Exhibition on the link below. 

Helen Jones show at 1 hour 25 in!

What's on!


Gallery and Exhibition Space

ArtHouse is SCA's town centre gallery. Set on one of the main roads into Southport, ArtHouse enables Artists and Makers living in the Liverpool City Region and Lancashire borough, opportunity to showcase and sell their work.

Find out more below.

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Classes and Teaching Studio

ArtsLoft is SCA's teaching space for our non clay based, creative classes. Set up to encourage our community to become creative and for those who are already practicing artists, to extend their skills.

Find out more below. 


Clay Studio

The ClayWorks ceramics studio is our fit for purpose space in which all things clay happen.

Find out more below

SCA Artist of the Month 

Mandy Bevington

For colour inspiration I use trend forecasting, which will give you
a range of colours to work with. For more bespoke pieces I can use my own design techniques, so it can be matched to colour scheme and print motifs from wallpaper.


I do like to create work that's colourful, fun which is aimed
at children's rangers.

Mervyn Thomas

I studied pottery at school in the 60’s, but pursued a different career before returning to ceramics following retirement.


I am primarily a thrower.  I mainly make porcelain bowls, and stained porcelain jewellery.


As the son of a gardener and former student of agriculture, my interest in nature has always influenced my ceramics.  


Other sources of inspiration include 18th century agateware, and 20th century art potters including Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada.  Recently I have been strongly influenced by the Japanese potter Takeshi Yasuda and have started making heavily torn and distorted porcelain vessels.

Join the SCA

If you're interested in becoming a member of the SCA and taking advantage of all the amazing things we have on offer here, why not get in touch and say hello or follow the button below for more information regarding membership.

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