memberships

 

Our Monthly membership Teir is full right now. Please apply if you want to be on our waiting list. We have spaces on our In production, Incubator and Emerging potter tiers.
We have a variety of membership options to suit everyone, whether you are taking the leap from classes to becoming a serious hobbyist or you are looking to work towards becoming an emerging professional ceramicist. ECW is not for beginners. You need to have experience to at least our Foundation Level 3 class, either with us or with another studio. This equates to at least 60 hours of dedicated practice. You will need to show us a folio of recent work too, so we can see your level of practice. If you haven't practiced for a while, we recommend taking a course to refresh your skills. Our classes are taught in our teaching studio at Edinburgh Design School. Please make folio sites access open for us to see when you send us links,

 

Hand crafted ceramic mug created in Edinburgh Ceramics Workshop.
 
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practice, practice, practice
monthly membership | £90
 

This entry level membership is aimed at potters who are at the start of their studio practice and who are working hard to develop their technique and creative approaches. 

You will want to fire the best of the work you make for sure, but firing lots of ware is not the primary focus at this stage. 

If you are at the stage where you are starting to show or sell work then the monthly plus membership is the one for you. 

 This membership includes:

  • 24/7 access to shared ceramic studio facility up to 12 hours practice per week

  • personal storage allocation - 1000mm x 460mm (additional storage can be organised separately if required)

  • one shared kiln firing per week and up to 30 cubic litres of fired ware per month with no additional firing charge 

  • all work fired by ECW technical staff

  • access to educational workshops

  • Please note outside of our ocassional markets you cannot sell on this membership.

Emerging potter membership is designed for people who are starting to develop a serious practice and who want to fire more ware. 

You will be still be learning but you will be making more work consistently at a higher level. You will be testing the market and selling ocassionally.  This membership includes:

  • 24/7 access to shared ceramic studio facility up to 15 hours practice per week

  • personal storage allocation - 1000mm x 460mm x2 shelves (additional storage can be organised separately if required)

  • one shared kiln firing per week and up to 50 cubic litres of fired ware per month with no additional firing charge

  • all work fired by ECW technical staff

  • access to educational workshops

Ceramics process at Edinburgh Ceramics Workshop

developing a serious practice 
emerging potter membership | £120

creative crofter 
in production £150 | incubator: £190

The ECW In production Membership is aimed at emerging ceramicists or ceramic sculptors who are taking the step from monthly practice to regularly exhibiting and/or selling work commercially. We will work with you over 12 to 24 months offering you the studio practice space you need to develop your work for commissions and sales. You will fire your own  ware in collaboration with other potters at this teir and you will have studio access up to 24 hours per week.

Incubator memberships additionally have busiess training.  Our training is focused on building your brand, managing a busy studio and preparing you to launch your career as a professional or semi-professional ceramicist. You can extend the In Production or Incubator element of your membership if you need longer to build your brand.

 

To apply for  the incubator / In Production membership, you must have already spent time at ECW (normally one year) as a studio member and be at the level where you are already beginning to show and sell work. Applications are also welcome from candidates who have studied with other studios or who have an already established emerging practice.

This membership includes: 

  • 24/7  access of shared ceramic studio facility

  • personal storage allocation - 1000mm x 460mm x3 shelves

  • one shared bisque & one shared glaze firing per week with no additional firing charge

  • ability to book separate kiln space

  • responsibility for own kiln firings

  • maximum membership tenancy of 24 months with review

  • discounts on educational workshop

  • design studio desk or office space on the mezzanine can be purchased as part of the package

Slovenian artsist and ceramiscist, Julija Pustovrh

Julija Pustovrh is a Slovenian born artist, living and working in Edinburgh. After finishing her master's degree in Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art in 2014 she launched her own design business focusing on ceramics. Her work is inspired by nature, looking at forms, structures, textures and patterns in micro and macro scales, transformations in time and space.

 

Currently Julija is working on an ongoing project exploring the connection between Scottish landscapes and coastal features. She has been collecting sand from remote coasts of Scotland and is incorporating the sands in her new body of work - SANDSCAPES 2019/20.


For more information on Julija's ongoing work and exhibitions please visit:

www.emporiumjulijum.co.uk

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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.

classes

We run pottery classes and workshops to allow artists and makers to develop their clay practice in a supportive studio environment.