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The Clay Studio

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A Wet Windy Afternoon and a FAB Activity for all ages !

Visited here on a wet windy day! Coffee for the adults and clay model painting for the grandson... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2015
margaret m
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St Helens
Awesome idea, friendly staff, a must do in Christchurch!

We had a great 4 hours choosing a couple of blank pieces and then applying our own erm 'art' to... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2015
Dave U
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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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+44 1202 475000
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

Visited here on a wet windy day! Coffee for the adults and clay model painting for the grandson aged 10yrs Passed a couple of hours with fun activity The staff were lovely and very helpful A good time was had by all !

2  Thank margaret m
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2015

Thank you for your review. We are proud of our coffee and we ensure we have the best coffee available. Whether you are painting or just having a coffee or a glass of wine, it's a great place to relax.

Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

We had a great 4 hours choosing a couple of blank pieces and then applying our own erm 'art' to them. I'm no artist and not really into arts and crafts, but had a great time. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the cakes...More

2  Thank Dave U
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2015

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your pieces looked superb. I'm sure the dog will appreciate the care that went into his bowl!

Reviewed 26 July 2015

We spent a few hours here on a dull Monday morning. There is a huge selection of pottery to chose from and staff are on hand to give tips and techniques on painting.Prices started from around £5 but most pieces are £15 upwards plus you...More

1  Thank carrieSouthWales
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2015

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you had a good time. You mentioned that we do not provide aprons. We have plenty of aprons are available if you ask for one. This is no problem at all. However, the paints are...More

Reviewed 24 July 2015

We stopped here on our holiday for my daughter and her partner (21 and 23) to paint some pottery. The place is a delight from the moment you arrive. It has a huge range of items to paint. It's light and airy, with super comfy...More

1  Thank babybellecat
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2015

Many thanks for your review. Your pieces look great and you have every reason to be pleased with them. We appreciate that you drove some distance to reach us and that you feel this was well worth it. We always aim to make your visit...More

Reviewed 20 July 2015

My little nieces loved this place. Plenty of fun to be had making a beautiful mess and equally beautiful (well, in my eyes anyway!) painted pottery pieces. We all went away with something we were delighted with and having had a thoroughly good time. One...More

1  Thank splashcat
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2015

Many thanks for your review and we are very pleased that you had a great time. There is a very wide range of prices and pieces to suit all budgets, painting abilities and reasons for painting. This means there is something for everyone to help...More

Reviewed 20 July 2015

A great place to spend a few hours or all day. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Something to enjoy with family,friends or even on your own Staff very friendly, welcoming and helpful Food also good End product something to keep or give as a...More

1  Thank Julie G
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2015

Thank you for your review. You have summed up The Clay Studio very well, for everybody to spend just a few hours or even all day. You have produced some lovely pieces too.

Reviewed 19 July 2015

We visited the Clay Studio recently and had a great time. It was so much fun and we were really pleased with the end results. The staff were very helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. They gave us lots of suggestions which...More

Thank Alison M
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2015

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you had a great time. We noted you had never painted pottery before but you proved that having "no artistic skills" is no barrier to painting great pieces. We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 17 July 2015

Came here lots when it was in the previous location, and just been back with my (24yr old) grandson. He thought it was fabulous. He had never done anything like it before and spent so much time getting it just right. I made a sign...More

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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2015

It was good to see you again and you have clearly not lost your painting touch as the beach hut nunber plaque proved. Nacho's mug looks great too.

Reviewed 17 July 2015

Just visited here with grandson (2 and half years) very friendly staff and pretty soon grandson was getting down to the task of choosing his piece( a tank) and colours of paint, he then set about applying his colours to his tank. The lovely patient...More

Thank jane s
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2015

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. The pieces have now been fired and tank has an unusual camouflage scheme! We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Last Tuesday we took our young daughter and her friend to Clay Studios for the first time. Greeted very politely by a kind gentleman who proceeded to fill us all in on things. Once sunk in, we then chose our pottery bits and off we...More

Thank BLY23
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2015

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Pottery painting makes a great bonding exercise for staff. We call it "teambuilding without getting wet". Come and have a chat about the different things we can do to make your team day rewarding and fun.

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