Our 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.

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This weekend taster course is over two days and is a great introduction to pottery. The course is aimed at complete beginners who want to have go.

The course is practical and introduces...

9:30-12:30 , 9:30-12:30
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This course is delivered two hours per week over eight 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
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...

10:00-12:30 , 19:00-21:30
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Foundation level 3 concentrates on developing the skills, technical knowledge and confidence needed for dedicated self-practice in a studio environment.

The January course is dedicated to...

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The SQA level 2 pottery course takes place over two 10 week terms following one Scottish Qualification Authority dedicated pottery unit and leading to the award of SQA unit Combine techniques....

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The SQA level 1 pottery course takes place over one 10 week term leading to the award of SQA unit: Introduction to Hand Building.

Hand building teaches you the foundation pottery principles...