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 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...

Sunday:
9:30-13:30 , 9:30-11:30
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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...

Tuesday:
19:00-21:30
Wednesday:
19:00-21:30
Thursday:
10:00-12:30 , 19:00-21:30
Sunday:
14:00-16:30
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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...

Monday:
19:00-21:30
Thursday:
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.

You will learn more about the...

Saturday:
9:30-12:00
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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....

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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...