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…
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.
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.
- Taster session. Two hours of learning to throw pots on an electric wheel. Please note that this is a taster only and pots are recycled at the end of the session unless the recipient wishes to make their own arrangements to return and finish them.
- You will throw and turn the bottoms of your pots then choose the glaze colour. I will glaze and fire up to four of your favourite pots and post them to one UK mainland address or you can collect.
- Three 2-hour sessions of throwing, trimming and glazing. This voucher includes all materials and firing. Recipient to collect their pots once ready.
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
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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.
Higher Clatcombe Farmhouse