Welcome to the Studio...

Welcome to the Studio..

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Established in November 2018 by Louisa Riley.

Fancy Frog Pottery operates from a beautiful 1930's Corner shop and basement in Scarborough UK.  The basement is Louisa's personal home studio and the old shop makes a cosy teaching space where occasional potter's wheel sessions and courses are held.

All visits and workshops are by appointment only please.



Hobby Potter and Tutor

I'm a qualified teacher with a degree in art and design and enjoy passing on my passion for pottery through occasional workshops and courses during the Spring and Summer months.

​When I am not teaching,  I mostly find myself gravitating towards making small batches of wheel thrown stoneware.


I find that working with clay is the best way I have found to unwind and relax.  It is a wonderful hobby and a great antidote to a hectic modern world.

My husband Tim helps by being my part time studio technician, lifter of heavy things and handy admin person :)




I specialise in teaching the potter's wheel.  From time to time I offer Potter's Wheel Experienes, tuition and short beginner courses. These are listed on this site when available to book onto.

On occasion I hold ‘Open Studio Days’.  At this time the teaching space is transformed into a gallery where you will be welcome to view the pottery for sale.  Pottery for sale will be added to this website sometime in the future :)


For those living locally, pottery wheel hire is also available. Please see the  'Wheel at Home Package' for details.

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


 Pottery Wheel Sessions are offered on a part-time basis in the Spring & Summer months from March to September

(Sessions are not held during, October, November, December, January or February). 


Collecting Pottery: If​ you are wishing to collect your pottery, please contact  first to check I am available as I do not operate with regular opening hours.


Gift Certificates: Existing certificates can be redeemed during the Spring and Summer months ( to the end of September.) Please contact me to discuss a suitable date for your session as I have allocated space to accommodate these sessions which is not shown on the website..

Contact must be made within 12 months of the purchase date to be valid.

I am no longer offering the sale of gift vouchers or sessions with a 'date to be arranged'. Dates for sessions now need to arranged before purchase to make sure I have time to fit you in.



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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.



I do not unfortunately have a wheelchair accessible toilet.  There is just one very small loo available up a couple of steps.  This is located in our home attached to the studio and is made available for those taking part in a workshop.

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

Pictures from Fancy Frog Instagram



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