Edinburgh Design School


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The Edinburgh Design School is an independent design school based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Founded in 2012, we aim to re establish and promote ceramics teaching and practice which has been disappearing from mainstream publicly funded university and college education.

We are a Scottish Qualifications Authority Approved Teaching centre dedicated to delivering a high quality learning experience across a range of learning pathways from beginners to intermediate and advanced classes.

We an ethical employer, employing expert teacher practioners and suppliers and paying Artist Union Rates. This helps develop and maintain a vibrant ceramics teaching and practice community. When you study with us you become part of a wider community of practice dedicated to building and promoting ceramics in Scotland.

A portion of your class fee subsidises our Ceramic Artists Residency programme so by studying with us you are making a real difference.

We work with Craft Scotland to facilitate Continued Professional Development (CPD) for school teachers in Scotland in the fields of Ceramics and we 

 work in partnership with the Edinburgh Ceramics Workshop to provide affordable making space for serious hobbyists and emerging ceramicists. 

ECW also has a vibrant ceramic artists residency programme where artists work with us for three to six months developing ideas and experiemtal projects.

If you are interested in studying with us, joining our studio or you just want to find out more about then please send us an e mail. We would love to hear from you.


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