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Workshops and Workspaces

Specialist machinery and facilities supported by highly skilled technicians.

Workshops booking availability Tuesday – Saturday.

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop offers a range of shared spaces, specially designed to accommodate contemporary sculptural practice and staffed by an experienced technical team who are also practising artists.

Before booking, all workshop users need to have a Building Induction – phone 0131 551 4490 or email for more details.

Workshop Inductions are required for individual workshops use. Contact us for more information or to book.

More detailed information is at the base of this page.


Please contact or phone if you are not able to attend your session so that someone else can book.

If you have contacted us 24 hours before the start of your session time you will received a refund minus any card processing fees we have incurred.


Minimum booking time is a Session (a half day).

These times include set up and clean up.

Morning Session: 9:30am – 12.45pm
Afternoon Session:
1:30pm – 4.45pm

It’s important to arrive at the start time of your booking (within 15 minutes). Please come to the main entrance to sign in before going to your designated Workshop or Workspace.


To work here you pay a session fee. There are additional charges for some of the workshop machinery, kiln firings, consumables, and workshop services such as training, forklift use and storage.


When first coming to ESW as a Member you need to have a Building Induction. After this you are able to book and use all Workspaces such as the Courtyard Bays and Covered Yard Workspaces. There are further inductions needed for specific Workshops (eg Metal, Wood, Plaster and Ceramics) which are carried out the Technicians.

You can join to become a Member here.

Planning Your Bookings

If you are working on a big project or have an important deadline, please contact Technician, Stephen Murray, to arrange a time to meet to discuss your project in advance, so that we can plan ahead with you and devise a programme of work.

Personal Protective Equipment

Workshop users are asked to bring their own PPE including PPF3 Mask, Eye Protection, Ear Protection, Gloves and Safety Boots. We will provide specialist items, Welding Hoods.

COVID-19 and Coming to ESW

Please don’t come to ESW’s communal facilities if you are feeling unwell or have tested positive for Covid-19.

Technical Support

Please put as much information into the booking process as possible as this will help us prepare for your booking.

Charges & Payment Terms

Payment is made online at the time of pre-booking. Additional payments on the day, eg for consumables, can be made at Reception.

Member rates are half of the full price rate.

Session (either morning or afternoon)Rates
Session £11.00 (£8.25 Concession)
Member Session£5.50 (£4.15 Concession)

Eligibility for Concession: Senior, Student, Graduates (graduated within the last 3 Years), Unemployed

All prices include VAT at the current rate.

Named User Equipment Charges per Session

You pre-book and pre-pay for machine use at the same time as you book your session. If you need to pay for any consumable items during your visit you will be instructed how to do so on the day.

Named User Equipment in the Wood and Metal Workshops – users are required to undertake specific safety induction for each piece of equipment, before booking or using them.

Other Services and Charges

Forklift – £5.00 per 15 minutes

Storage – £20.00 per month per pallet. (Limited availability. Only available to current Studio and Project Space holders)

Lockers – a range of sizes is available with prices ranging from £5 to £12 per month. Minimum initial hire is 3 months.

Training & Fabrication

Skills Training – £30.00 per hour

Consultancy – first hour is free, £30.00 per hour

Fabrication Costs– base rate of £30.00 per hour

All prices include VAT at the current rate.