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The Potter of Leith

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The Potter of Leith
The Potter of Leith

The Potter of Leith

potterofleith@yahoo.com

Leith Community Pottery CIC is a social enterprise which offers free and subsidised access to courses and workshops to those living with poor mental health. Andy Lang, The Potter of Leith, set the business up in August 2019. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Ceramics and produces reduction fired stoneware pottery. He has been teaching in Community Education for 35 years, the past 23 at Leith Academy, Edinburgh.

Sales of pottery contribute towards the pottery’s ability to offer free access to tuition to the target group. The workshop, at Leith Business Centre, is entirely fitted out with reclaimed wood and furbishments retrieved from skips and other throw-aways. Most of the glazes used are based on wood ash, harvested from the oil drum fires at The Pitt Street Market, pizza ovens, wood burning stoves and incinerated scrap gleaned from local trades.

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