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Join potter Ellen from Kiln Creative as we learn how to throw pots on the wheel!
With 1 wheel per person, you’ll have the full opportunity to try your hand at throwing – something you’ve maybe always been curious to explore.
At the end of the session, you’ll add your signature mark to the base of your favourite piece, and we’ll have the pots fired and ready for collection.
3 sessions at 1hr each (4 max per class)
9 – 10am
10.30 – 11.30am
12 – 1pm
Cost: Sliding Scale £10 / £20 / £30*
Tier 1 @ £10 | I frequently stress about meeting basic* needs and don’t always achieve them. I sometimes can’t afford public or private transport. If I own a car/have access to a car, I am not always able to afford petrol. I have no or very limited expendable** income.
Tier 2 @ £20 | I may stress about meeting my basic* needs but still regularly achieve them. I can afford public transport and often private transport. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford petrol. I have some expendable income.
Tier 3 @ £30 | I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic needs. I can afford public and private transport. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford petrol. I have an expendable income.
*BASIC NEEDS include food, housing, clothing, and transportation.
**EXPENDABLE INCOME might mean you are able to buy coffee or tea at a shop, go to the cinema or a concert, buy new clothes, books and similar items each month, etc.
There are limited spaces available, and the class size has been reduced to allow maximum safety in line with Covid-19 restrictions.
NOTE: Actual cost per person, per session is £54.40. This class has been subsidised by Birnam Arts and Creative Scotland.
Links to our Cafe, opening times and directions.Visitor Information >
Welcome to Birnam Arts, a boutique multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue.
Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of our homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi. Wander upstairs to view the latest of our monthly art exhibitions before visiting the world of Beatrix Potter, or the Gift Shop to purchase a special gift for your loved ones or yourself!
Compact Arts & Conference Centre, it is also the exhibition centre for Beatrix Potter with an adjacent themed garden. The centre has a cafe with indoor / outdoor seating areas. Throughout the year the arts centre hosts a variety of different acts, shows, talks & exhibitions.
Simon Hawkes | Google Reviews
Located in the heart of Birnam Arts, our café is the meeting place and gathering space for everyone, from local friendly faces to new visitors from far and wide.
Daily | Mon-Tues 11-3 | Wed-Sun 10-4
The food scene in Dunkeld and Birnam is becoming a go-to for food lovers and we're proud to be part of the that story.
Happy to support this incredible venue which hosted our wedding 3 years ago now. Still the best day of our lives and the Birnam arts played a huge part in that!
Jane Lewis | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
BA Shop has a unique selection of gifts sourced both locally and from throughout Scotland. With a range of design, jewellery and craft items there’s a little something for everyone.
Daily | 10:30 - 15:30
We pride ourselves in supporting emerging and established makers alongside contemporary brands such as Harris Tweed, and offer a range of books on Perthshire, as well as V&A Stationery and gifts for the wee ones.
One of the most wonderful weekends of my life. Thanks to all at the Birnam Book Festival, Guest of Honour, author and musician.
Peggy Seeger | Birnam Book Festival 2018
Birnam Arts delivers a programme of monthly exhibitions showing work by artists at varying stages of their careers within both solo and group exhibitions.
We continually develop new opportunities to support the practice and development of Scottish based artists, whilst also bringing work that is inspiring, creative and different to the contemporary art scene in rural Perthshire.
We have great memories of our Wedding day at Birnam Arts. Brilliant venue.
Gemma Strachan | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
Located upstairs of the original Victorian part of Birnam Arts, our Visual Arts and Performing Arts studios are where much of the creative magic at Birnam Arts takes place.
The comfortable and aesthetically pleasing cafe seating attracted praise and provided ideal places for small groups to gather at the tables, enjoying excellent food and drinks! Visitors remarked upon your new signage, now so much easier to navigate to the various rooms within the venue.
Fiona Ritchie | Birnam Book Festival 2022
At the heart of Birnam Arts is a highly versatile space, otherwise known as the John Kinnaird Hall, our home for live music, film, theatre, public meetings, conferences and private events.
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A lovely welcome. Keep on flourishing.
Alan Reid | Birnam Book Festival 2018
Within this dedicated space celebrating Beatrix Potter, her much loved characters and historical ties to the area, there is something for both kids and adults alike.
Daily | 10:30 - 15:30
Perthshire is so lucky to benefit from such an amazing community, arts and performance venue. I have so many great memories of attending various performances and parties at Birnam Arts! Hoping to attend many more to come! Birnam Arts has a place in many peoples hearts and is an essential community resource.
Sarah Brown | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020