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

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Clay Workshops in Scarborough, North Yorkshire

**UPDATE** In response to yesterday's health advice from the government to avoid all non essential social contact, I have decided that the only responsible thing to do is to cancel all organised workshops and courses.
The very nature of tutoring on the pottery wheel in a small studio means that I am working in very close proximity to my students and despite all the cleaning that can be done, I do not feel it is a risk worth taking for myself, my customers and our families.
Like many small businesses this hits hard. I will be contacting all customers and processing refunds over the next couple of days as I do not know at present when I will be able to reschedule.  Any gift vouchers bought will have an extra year added to the 'valid until' date to allow these workshops to be booked in when life returns to normal.

I hope you all understand, have patience and 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.


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 Cards are available to download and they make a great present.

Upcoming Events
Taster Evening June £30 (FULL)
A Day on the Wheel £70
Introduction to Throwing £125 (FULL)
Taster Evening July £30
A Day on the Wheel £70
A Day on the Wheel £70 March (FULL)
Taster Evening April £30 (FULL)
Introduction to Throwing £125 (FULL)
A Day on the Wheel £70 (FULL)
Taster Evening May £30 (Full)
Introduction to Throwing £125
A Day on the Wheel £70
Pictures from Fancy Frog Instagram


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