Leith Community Pottery Fundraiser

Andy Lang produces quality, high-fired stoneware and is based in Leith, Edinburgh.

The majority of his glazes are based on wood  ash, harvested from the burning of recycled  scrap wood donated by local makers and also the Edinburgh Tool Library. Further supply comes from the oil drum braziers at The Pitt Street Market, Leith.

Ash glazes have a unique quality and are based on ancient, traditional recipes. Andy offers a series of unique, one-off pieces and also a range of table ware, carefully designed with functionality and durability in mind.

Inspirations include ancient Roman, Greek and Sumerian ceramics, along with traditional Oriental concepts of form and design.

He currently works within The Bridge Pottery Collective, part of the Edinburgh Palette, Based in St. Margaret’s House.

Andy trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and has been teaching in Community Education for over 30 years.

He is currently involved in setting up Leith Community Pottery, a social enterprise, where a range of classes and 1-2-1 tuition will be available. This is a mental health focussed project which will offer free places to those living with dementia, isolation, exclusion and various mental and physical health conditions.

Referrals will be taken from NHS and 3rd sector professionals. It will also offer affordable work space to other ceramicists.

There is currently a Crowdfunder running to raise the money to equip the workshop.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/leith-community-pottery

The Potter of Leith welcomes commissions and table ware can be supplied for bistros and restaurants.

Work is held in public collections, including at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow and the McManus Gallery, Dundee.

Facebook: @potterofleith                            Email: potterofleith@yahoo.com

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