Welcome to the Studio...

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Established in November 2018 by husband and wife team Louisa and Tim Riley.

Fancy Frog Pottery is a cosy teaching studio run from a beautiful 1930's corner shop.

All visits are by appointment only please.


We are open for pre-booked pottery wheel tuition from February to September.  The rest of the year Louisa enjoys making her own ceramics from her basement studio.

On occasion we hold ‘Open Studio Days’.  At this time the teaching space is transformed into a shop where you will be welcome to view the pottery for sale.

Our main focus is tutoring the potter's wheel.  The sessions are suitable for individuals, or small groups of family or friends (up to four people) to have some fun and help get you started on your journey with exploring clay.

From time to time, we offer public pottery wheel and hand building clay classes.  These sessions will be displayed on this site when available to book onto.

Pottery wheel hire is also available for those living locally. Please see our 'Wheel at Home Package' for details.

Please browse this site for more details and feel free to contact us  should you have any questions.



Louisa Riley

Pottery Tutor and maker

I'm a qualified teacher with a degree in art and design.  I deliver all of the sessions at the studio and love sharing my pottery passion with others. I find that playing with clay is the perfect hobby and the best way I have found to unwind and relax.

It's a great antidote to the hectic modern world and I believe having fun squishing some mud is about as good as it gets : )

Louisa likes:  
Playing with clay (obviously), staying up late, silence, ice skating, cheese and onion pasties and frogs.

Louisa doesn't like:
toothpicks, loud noise, surprises,
Appalachian banjo music.

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Tim Riley

Studio Technician

My role is to help keep the pottery running smoothly.  I recycle clay, load and unload the kilns, keep the equipment in good working order and help with website.  I have a creative side and enjoy making things with clay and wood when I get the time.  In my spare time I enjoy playing acoustic music with friends.

Tim likes:

campfires, building things,
drinking brandy and
playing Apalachian banjo music

Tim doesn't like:
nagging, the smell of lilies, sand on his feet.


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There is plenty of free parking on the street outside the studio for up to 3 hours with a parking disc. I have spare discs if you need one.



 We do not have a wheelchair accessible toilet, we have a small loo available up a couple of steps.  This is located in our home attached to the studio.

The studio was once a traditional corner shop and makes a lovely cosy teaching space.

It is situated on the corner of Beechville Avenue and Dean Road in Scarborough, only
a short walk from the beautiful north bay beaches.

Now Fully Booked for 2021
Workshops available from February to September, (sessions are not held during October, November, December or January). 


Please note it is worth booking well in advance as dates fill up very quickly, especially Saturdays.



 Please read our updated ( covid secure guidelines) before making a booking so you know what to expect.
If you are wishing to collect your pottery, please contact us first to check we are available as we do not operate with regular opening hours.


All existing gift vouchers (that had not already expired prior to the first lockdown) are valid for a further 12 months from 17th May 2021

Come on your own, with a friend or gather some friends and family for your own private booking. Available from February to September on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 10.30am or 2pm.



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Do you know someone who would enjoy the gift of a pottery session?

Gift Certificates Available
New gift purchases to be redeemed from February to September 2022.

(There are no sessions available during October, November, December or January).

Gift purchases are valid for 12 months from date of ordering.

Pictures from Fancy Frog Instagram



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