Potter Around

Arts Centres

Overton Farm, Kirknewton, West Lothian, EH27 8DD

    Welcome to Potter Around and Kirknewton Pottery. Set in a rural location on a working farm a visit here makes for a peaceful and relaxing day out for yourself or all the family.

    Potter Around is a pottery painting and craft studio where you can come and paint pottery, decopatch, make jewellery, learn to knit, paint in oils, throw and more. It encompasses Kirknewton Pottery where you can learn to throw a pot, commission handpainted personalised items including our special family treepot (your family tree on a teapot) or buy our new range of handthrown rustic pottery.

    We also have a gift shop selling locally hand made jewellery and pottery as well as artwork. We also undertake commissions for jewellery, pottery and paintings. 

    We offer Children's parties as well as corporate days out and hen parties and we can come to you with our mobile service.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    We are open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Sundays 1pm to 5pm and Tuesday evenings 7.30pm to 10pm. Other evenings by appointment. We close for a few days over Christmas.

    Catering

    • Tea & Coffee Available We offer tea and coffee or juice for a small donation and have some snacks and juice to buy.

    Domestic

    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop
    • Indoor Recreational Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Highchair Available

    Facilities

    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Location

    • Rural Location
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Unaccompanied Children we run supervised workshops for unaccompanied children
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    By Car

    For Sat Navs - the post code is EH27 8DD

    From Edinburgh – take either the A70 or the A71.

    A71 - pass the Dalmahoy Country Club and hotel. Go through the next two sets of traffic lights. Turn left onto B7031 at the third set of traffic lights. Follow B7031, cross a railway crossing, pass a primary school on right hand side. About 200 yards past the school,you will see the Potter Around sign at the bottom of a farm lane. Follow the lane up and park at the top. We are in the corner of the steading courtyard in the building with the green roof.

    A70 – Take the A70 out past Balerno onto the Lang Wang. Turn right onto B7031 signposted Kirknewton. Follow road downhill, through S bend fringed with trees and follow the road as it curves round to the left. Do not turn right into Kirknewton itself. Take the farm lane immediately after the bus stop on the left hand side where you will see the Potter Around sign. If you get to the school you’ve gone too far. Follow the lane up and park at the top. We are in the corner of the steading courtyard.

    From Livingston or Glasgow, On the A71 turn right onto B7031 at the traffic lights that are signposted to Kirknewton. Follow B7031, cross a railway crossing, pass a primary school on right hand side. About 200 yards past the school,you will see the Potter Around sign at the bottom of a farm lane. Follow the lane up and park at the top. We are in the corner of the steading courtyard.

    From Carnwath, take the A70 and turn left onto B7031 signposted Kirknewton. Follow road downhill, through S bend on trees and follow it as it curves round to the left. Do not turn right into Kirknewton itself. Take the farm lane immediately after the bus stop on the left hand side. If you get to the school you’ve gone too far. You will see the Potter Around sign. Follow the lane up and park at the top. We are in the corner of the steading courtyard.

    Public Transport Directions

    By Public Transport

    Rail: Kirknewton is 19 minutes from Edinburgh by train on the Edinburgh to Glasgow Central line via Shotts. The Potter Around studio is a short walk from Kirknewton Railway Station. From the station walk towards the village. You will pass a school on the right and shortly after that you will see the Potter Around sign at the bottom of a farm lane. Follow this lane to our studio. If you need transport from the station please call us before you set off.

    Bus: The bus stops for the 28 Edinburgh to Bathgate bus and the 424 Juniper Green to Kirkton bus are at the end of the farm lane leading to Potter Around. It is a short walk up the lane to our studio.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop

    General

    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • some routes
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Tactile routes for visitors with visual impairments
      • only in some places
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes

    Staff

    • Staff who have contact with visitors have disability awareness training

    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 1
    • There is a ramp to the main entrance

    Parking

    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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