Copper, Ash and Fire – Potter of Leith Fires Up for Fringe ‘22

Leith Community Pottery presents an exhibition of reduction-fired contemporary ceramics, between Friday 12th and Sunday 28th August 2022, 13.00 – 18.00 daily.

Work by Andy Lang, The Potter of Leith, will be on show, along with paintings in oil by Deirdre Fergusson and jewellery by local silversmith, Itinerant Treasure.

Oil on plywood board

This is a free event, Venue 372, Leith Community Pottery, 4a Marine Esplanade, Edinburgh EH6 7LU.

As part of Edinburgh Fringe 2022, Leith Community Pottery CIC will be hosting an exhibition of high-fired ceramics by Andy Lang, The Potter of Leith.

This is the first such exhibition by Andy since the Pottery opened in August 2019, just prior to the Covid pandemic.

Andy is one of very few local potters firing in reduction, a highly skilled technique which allows the development of spectacular copper reds not possible in other kiln atmospheres.

The exhibition will focus on Andy’s characteristic wood-ash and copper glazes and will feature a range of functional and decorative pieces.

He trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, graduating in Ceramics in 1983.

Also featured will be 2 other artists:

  • Works in oil on plywood board, intimate studies of interior space, by Deirdre Fergusson, a graduate in Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art (2020)
  • Jewellery in silver and copper by Alex Staerck, a maker of over 45 years’ experience, trading as Itinerant Treasure.
Itinerant Treasure

The Pottery Workshop will also be open to public view and day to day working practices can be observed.

A special, free Opening Event will take place on Friday 12th August, 6 – 9pm. Please feel free to attend.

This is our first participation in the Edinburgh Fringe and we’re excited to offer  a new exhibition of work by a local artist and makers in our own workshop premises here in Leith.”

We decided that, for 2022, rather than renting city centre exhibition space, we would invite the public to visit the Pottery to view an exhibition and also take the opportunity to view a working pottery studio and the day to day practices undertaken.

However, The Potter of Leith’s usual tableware and other products will continue to be avilable at Edinburgh Art and Craft Collective, 93 Causewayside, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1QG, The Scottish Design Exchange, 117-119 George St, Edinburgh EH2 4JN and at SDX’s new venue at the Tron Church on Edinburgh’s High St.

Potter of Leith at The Tron