We run pottery workshops for our studio members, artists and makers to develop their clay practice in a supportive studio environment.  If you are a beginner and you are looking for a class then go to our teaching school website at

Hand Crafted pottery made in Edinburgh Ceramics Workshop

beginner and intermediate

courses | classes | workshops 

We work in partnership with  Edinburgh Design School  to provide beginner and intermediate level pottery courses.


Edinburgh Design School is a Scottish Qualifications Authority approved teaching centre, dedicated to re-introducing pottery education back into the mainstream. All teachers are fully qualified, art-trained potters with many years of teaching experience.


Once you have studied to at least Foundation Level 3,  you may be ready to refine and develop your practice unsupervised in the ECW studios. 



courses | classes | workshops


One of the best CPDs I've attended. It's not often that there are enjoyable skills-based courses for Art & Design teachers.   Glen is such a patient and thorough tutor. He's good-humoured, knowledgeable with very clear explanations. 

- Kate Steele, School Teachers CPD programme

looking for something else?


We have a variety of membership options to suit everyone - whether you are a beginner, serious hobbyist or an emerging professional ceramicist.


We offer three to six month artist residencies to makers looking for an opportunity to develop new work in a well resourced and friendly studio.

the studio

ECW is an open practice pottery studio in Edinburgh, available to anyone with a passion for working creatively with clay.