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The Clay Studio

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Great place to take the children

We have been to the studio many times and it's always been a great success with the children. The... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Stainlesteve
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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Great way to have a memento of a holiday

Great fun for adults and child. Child (8) did a cat and we did a a clock to remind us of our... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
tacm2015
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Holsworthy, 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 24 August 2016 via mobile

We have been to the studio many times and it's always been a great success with the children. The staff are very informative and helpful and the snacks they serve are very good.More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Stainlesteve
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Thank you for your review and kind comments. The Studio is great for children, not just adults, as the relaxing atmosphere will help them make wonderful creations, We also provide full instructions, no time limit, plenty of resources and our staff will always provide help...More

Reviewed 10 August 2016

Great fun for adults and child. Child (8) did a cat and we did a a clock to remind us of our holiday. Staff helpful and much easier to do than we thought. The excitement of getting it back was great and pieces look brilliant....More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank tacm2015
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Many thanks for your review. Your clock looked superb and your daughter did a great job of the cat too. We always stress that painting pottery is easy with patience and we will always provide ideas. Often deciding on the design is more difficult than...More

Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Visited with a large group of friends from work, our colleague decided she wanted to do something a little different to the normal meal or drinks out, and the clay studio was her idea. It was an excellent idea! The staff were all really friendly...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Many thanks for your review. You all did beautiful pieces and we are pleased you had a good evening with the wine flowing! As you noted, this is a great activity to do as a group and artistic skill is not required as we will...More

Reviewed 29 March 2016

I've been here several times and each time is the same, relaxed, creative and very enjoyable. There really is something there for everyone, my visit my son and my mum came with me. 3 Genetations, 3 very happy painters! The coffe and food is nice...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2016

Thank you for your kind review which is very much appreciated. You have identified two things that we are very proud of. Firstly that there is something for everyone and secondly the relaxed creative atmosphere. Oh and wonderful coffee too. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Visited the clay studio this morning after a friend recommend it. Loved it, a very peaceful and relaxing atmosphere and there was something there for everyone. I would defiantly recommend this as a fun afternoon out in Christchurch for all of the family :).More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Megan L
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2016

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. Every review helps others understand more about The Clay Studio. We are very pleased that you had a good relaxing time. Providing something for everyone is very important to us hence the wide range of...More

Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Just moved to the area and decided to visit with my boyfriend as we had done this activity before in Southampton. The shop itself is well stocked with a large variety of pottery choices and plenty of resources for the painting. The man working, Martin,...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2016

Many thanks for your review. Your pieces look great and we look forward to taking them out of the kiln on Wednesday morning. It is very important to us to have a wide range of pieces to choose from so there is always something new...More

Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

My trip to The Clay Studio was a surprise for my hen party and it was a wonderful afternoon made even better by the brilliant staff. 9 of us painted in the room downstairs which was decorated with banners and balloons. Bubbles and nibbles were...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2016

Thank you for your review. We really enjoyed your party too and there were some great pieces painted. The Clay Studio is great fun for hen parties as you can chill out painting pottery, with a glass or two of fizz if you wish, and...More

Reviewed 28 January 2016

This was our first visit to paint a cup for our grandson. It was a very restful and interesting afternoon. Especially the coffee and delicious cakes we endulged ourselves. We will certainly be going back and taking our grandchildren with us.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Angela S
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2016

Thank your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Clay Studio. The mug looked great and I am sure Callum is very pleased with it. Using stickers to create designs is a simple technique but it is very effective.

Reviewed 15 November 2015

We visited The Clay Studio on a very busy day during half-term. Fortunately this is a large venue as many others had the same idea. We had painted pottery before but the range of items and paints was better than we had previously seen. We...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2015

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Clay Studio. This helps others to understand more about what we do. You are right that it takes time to achieve a good piece and our staff look to encourage this. Your pieces...More

Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Not very impressed.... My daughter ordered cheese on toast on brown.. It came on white... My son and I ordered a jacket potato.. They forgot my order, kids had finished by the time mine arrived. Potato was like cotton wool and cold.. Couldn't find any...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2015

We were very surprised to read your review of the food and service you received at The Clay Studio recently. I have spoken with the staff who were working on Sunday when you visited to find out more about what happened. This was one of...More

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