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The Clay Studio

Open Now: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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Lovely place to relax

We are regular visitors and always find it friendly and relaxing with the very best deluxe hot... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
FarAway138708
via mobile
Crafts with kids & lovely food

We had a lovely time painting ceramics. The owner was really friendly and helpful. My nearly four... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Natalie B
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Paint Your Own Pottery cafe offering a great opportunity to relax in a friendly and helpful environment. The cafe offers a wide range of high quality food and drink. Open 6-7 days including late night on Thursdays. Check opening times on our Web...more
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The Fountain 1 High Street | The Fountain, Christchurch BH23 1AE, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are regular visitors and always find it friendly and relaxing with the very best deluxe hot chocolate.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank FarAway138708
Makingtime, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. It is always lovely to see you. We are pleased that The Clay Studio is a great place to relax with friends and family. The Deluxe Hot Chocolate is very popular!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a Sunday with my 6yo son. He wanted to make a gift for his grandad. It was fairly busy.. most tables were taken, we luckily found a spot as someone was leaving. It was our first time here so abit clueless on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lola H
Makingtime, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting The Clay Studio and making a beautiful plate for your son’s grandfather. We are sorry that you had to wait longer than is normal to be given painting instructions. Usually we are able to provide painting guidance as soon as someone...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely time painting ceramics. The owner was really friendly and helpful. My nearly four year old really enjoyed painting a unicorn and I painted a mug personalised with my son’s footprints. They were fired in their kiln and then sent on to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Natalie B
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

It was lovely to see you all last week. We are always pleased to hear that the items have arrived safely. The mug will always be special so look after it carefully!

Reviewed 19 October 2018

We booked to come here 3 weeks in advance for a special Birthday on a family holiday to The New Forest. There was 5 of us and a baby, and upon arrival had the most unusual customer service I've ever experienced. Despite being the only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jordan H
zmaryp, Owner at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

We are sorry you felt this way about your visit to The Clay Studio. We are a very busy Studio and twelve years experience has taught us that seating allocation is very important for customer comfort and safety. We reserved the largest table in the...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

fantastic studio, great optoins and prices, food is also fantastic, recomend the dorset rarebit. free parking. will keep coming back!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

It was lovely see you and your new baby. We love the Rarebit too. It's unusual but very tasty and very popular.

Reviewed 10 May 2018

First visit to the studio - really enjoyed everything about it. Staff very helpful & informative, giving good advice about different methods of decorating the mugs we had chosen. We ended up spending over 3 hours in the studio- painting, chatting, drinking their tasty coffee.......will...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you for your review of The Clay Studio. Your mugs look superb and show just what can be achieved, even with no previous experience. This is a place to relax. You can spend as long as you like and you have something to show...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I was introduced to The Clay Studio by a friend of mine and have been back three times since. It's a lovely relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and lovely coffee and food. Everytime I leave here I feel completely stress free and have a lovely new...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

It was lovely to see you again. Your painting has improved with each piece you have completed. We think The Clay Studio is a great place to relax as there is no pressure and we can provide high quality freshly-made food and a wide range...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

After not visiting for an extended period of time, I had the opportunity to stop and do some painting. I absolutely loved it! Martin and Mary were great as always and the panninis just as tasty as before. See you soon again

Date of experience: April 2018
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Good to see you again and we are looking forward to seeing some more stunning pieces. We are very proud of our paninis as they are made fresh to order and have plenty of filling.

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I visited The Clay Studio with my 11 year old sister and we both had an absolutely superb time. The members of staff were very friendly and accommodating to our needs. The process was explained to us once we were seated and we were told...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased that you had a good time and that our staff on the day were very helpful. We always emphasise not rushing as pottery painting does take time and patience to achieve decent results. We are always...More

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t recommend this place the person who was running this on the particular day we went in did not have very good customer service skills and I thought was quite rude with way he spoke to me and wasn’t very friendly I am local...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

We will not be commenting on this review as we know it to be fake.

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