Clay Workshops in Scarborough, North Yorkshire


The studio is currently closed to visitors as a result of the pandemic. 
However, we are offering a potter's wheel hire package
during the 2021 lockdown to keep the wheels turning.

We will be re-opening as soon as we can and when it feels safe to do so.  

If you have bought a gift voucher, please don't worry as workshops can be booked in when the studio re-opens.  All existing gift vouchers will be valid for a further 12 months from the date of re-opening.

I wish to thank all my customers for their very valued business.
I hope anyone who had a workshop or course that was cancelled
will consider re-booking with me in the future.
Stay safe everyone,
Louisa x


Established in November 2018, Fancy Frog Pottery is a small studio operated by Louisa Riley. 

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


The Fancy Frog Pottery is where Louisa works to create her ceramic art and functional pottery items.  The studio was once a traditional corner shop.  The light and airy room is a cosy making space, open for workshops by appointment and doubles up as a display area, for occasional sale days.


My name is  Louisa Riley.

I am a self employed pottery tutor and maker. I have a degree in art and design and I'm a qualified teacher. I am slightly obsessed with clay and love sharing my passion with others.  I am a mum to three teenagers, so life is pretty busy. For me, clay is the best way I have found to unwind and relax. Everyone can benefit from a little 'me time' from time to time and I believe having fun squishing some mud is about as good as it gets :)


I have loved working with clay for as long as I can remember and have very fond memories of my early exploration with modelling clay and dough as a child. I have always gravitated towards arts and crafts and love showing people the possibilities and joy of playing with clay.  I have worked with children for many years as an art play worker, teacher and then a home educator where I have had the pleasure of helping my own children and many of their friends develop their own enjoyment of art and craft activities through my home education classes.


Bookings by appointment. (currently suspended)


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.


Please note that unfortunately we do not have a wheelchair accessible toilet as, once inside this old building the doorways are too narrow to get through.

Have a go at throwing your own pots on the potter's wheel.

Come along for a potters's wheel taster experience, book a day on the wheel or a 5 week course for more indepth tuition.

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Have fun and learn new skills in handbuilding or wheel throwing. Gather some friends and family for your own private Studio Time.

A perfect opportunity to explore your creative side, to celebrate a birthday or special occasion!

Do you know someone who would enjoy a pottery experience?

Gift Certificate - sales currently suspended.

(Exisitng gift vouchers have had the valid until date extended by 12 months.)


Upcoming Events

  • A Day on the Wheel £70 - CANCELLED
Pictures from Fancy Frog Instagram


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Fancy Frog Pottery, 133 Dean Road Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7JH   01723 370808

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