Welcome to Leith Community Pottery CIC.

A Social Enterprise with a three-fold purpose:

1. Producing high quality, reduction-fired stoneware for retail and by commission.

2. Offering 10 week courses, weekend workshops, 1-2-1 tuition and group experiences in pottery & ceramics.

3. Offering free & donation based access to courses and workshops to those living with poor mental health, dementia, social exclusion and isolation.

Income generated through course fees and retail sales is used to subsidise this offer.
Picture of Andy working at the wheel

Courses with The Potter of Leith

We offer courses and workshops throughout the year, many with a specialist focus on the potter’s wheel.

We aim to offer free and subsidised access to classes and workshops to those living with poor mental health, social isolation or exclusion.

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Beautiful, unique stoneware.

Trading as The Potter of Leith, we produce top quality, high-fired stoneware. 

Products include domestic ware and one-off pieces. We supply cafes, bars and restaurants with bespoke tableware.

A picture of some finished mugs
Picture of the kiln

Reduction Firing in our Gas Kiln.

Leith Community Pottery is home to a unique, gas-fired reduction kiln, one of very few in Edinburgh. Reduction is a highly specialised and increasingly rare technique, used to produce unique and inimitable glazes and finishes in ceramics.

Interested in learning more?
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Art school made me a potter, and so I am. In the bones, in the blood.

Andy Lang
The Potter of Leith

A picture of Andy Lang

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What's been happening at Leith Community Pottery?

2021 Pottery Courses

As we come to the end of January 2021, we’ve reached a pretty grim milestone in the UK’s pandemic journey. Heart-felt condolences to all who

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