Pottery Classes

At Edinburgh design school we pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching. We are a Scottish Qualifications Authority Approved teaching center dedicated to re introducing pottery education back into the mainstream after a period of decline in Scotland. All of our teachers are fully qualified art trained potters with many years of teaching experience and all of our classes are taught in a really supportive environment dedicated to creative practice with clay.

We offer a 20% student discount on Foundation classes.

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This class is dedicated to developing and promoting young potters.

The class is open to anyone from the age of 8 to 16 and concentrates on developing creative and technical approaches to...

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This two day weekend course is aimed at complete beginners and is great introduction to pottery.

The course is practical and introduces you to a range of hand building, wheel throwing and...

10:00-15:00 , 10:00-13:00
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This course is delivered two hours per week over ten weeks and teaches students the pottery fundamentals. 

You will learn to make, decorate and prepare for firing a variety of...

10:00-12:30 , 19:00-21:30
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This course enables students to practice and refine the teaching learned on Foundation level 1.

Pottery is a craft discipline and demands lots of practice. The course allows the time to...

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The SQA level 1 and Intermediate level 1 pottery course takes place over two 15-week terms following 2 Scottish Qualification Authority dedicated pottery units, Introduction to Hand...

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This combined techniques course is studied over 30 weeks and is designed to encourage creative experimentation and to refine and experiment with the techniques developed on previous courses....