Anna Stiles Pottery

Anna has been potting since the tender age of five and she still uses the wheel that her mother taught her on fifty years ago…

About Anna

Pottery was an aid to keeping sane from a very hectic and demanding job. After many years in the grain trade Anna settled in Sherborne and had her family.   Pottery took a back seat for a while whilst the children were young but as they grew Anna was able to spend more time in her pottery.

Anna firmly believes that in todays world we all need to spend a little more time looking after our own mental health.  She is a great advocate for creative art and the therapeutic and rewarding benefits that it brings.  Anna teaches all ages and abilities and currently has students from the age of five to nearly ninety years old.

Anna produces a range of products and sells through various outlets in Dorset and on her website shop.  Please see the “Stockists & Events page” 

As well as a talented potter Anna is also a qualified Civil Celebrant, performing weddings, funerals, natural burials and other ceremonies. Anna produces bespoke urns and a “Build your own urn” service – please see the page on Urns.


Come and throw yourself into the wonderfully creative and therapeutic world of pottery.  There are four electric wheels at the workshop.


Custom Urns for your loved ones as well as the opportunity to create your own

Gone To Pot

This book is guaranteed to evoke fantastic childhood memories. It is funny, sad and thought provoking, but most of all it is a story of courage and resilience.



All vouchers are valid for one year from date of purchase.

To order, please email with recipients name for voucher.

Payment by bank transfer.

A STILES    SC: 60-19-12   ACC: 26133253



Sculpture by the Lakes

Gallery shop

The Sherborne Market

3rd Sunday of the month April – September 2022

Sherborne Castle Gift Shop

Open April – October

Kafe Fontana


The Toy Barn

for pottery painting parties,
please book directly with them 01935 815040

Please check back regularly for all our upcoming shows and events.

Happy Students


Within minutes I was wedging clay and sat on the wheel throwing pots. Anna was patient and so informative. The session was fun and the other potters that were there made me feel so welcome.

Thanks to Anna I have found a hobby that I never knew I could do. My garage is soon to become my home pottery studio and Anna is helping me choose a wheel of my own.

- A. Drain


Higher Clatcombe Farmhouse


07742 408528