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The Clay Studio

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Relaxing and satisfying

Had a great visit. I painted a plate and my husband painted a tile. Took us about 5 hours in all... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2015
djbritkiwi2
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Great place to go in any type of weather. Friendly staff to help you out and all types of things to... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2015
Tinaneale
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Bournemouth, 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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+44 1202 475000
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Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Had a great visit. I painted a plate and my husband painted a tile. Took us about 5 hours in all. Friendly, attentive staff. Nice atmosphere and everything available to do a good job.More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank djbritkiwi2
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2015

Thank you for your review of The Clay Studio and we are very pleased you had a good time. As you noted it is worth spending time to paint something worthwhile. The best pieces are the ones where care and thought has gone into them....More

Reviewed 4 October 2015

Great place to go in any type of weather. Friendly staff to help you out and all types of things to paint. But beware they have delicious cakes to eat too. Great place to get an unusual personal gift for someone.

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

Many thanks for your review. We are pleased you had a good time. You are perfectly correct that hand-painted pottery makes a unique present as it is personal and thought and care has gone into its production, We love the cakes too!

Reviewed 8 September 2015

After take our chances this year with the UK weather and holidaying in Christchurch and the surrounding area, we weren't too surprised when we had rainy day after rainy day. However on a quick visit into Christchurch town centre, I spotted The Clay Studio and...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2015

Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased tat you enjoyed your visit on a very busy day. We always like to ensure that finished pieces are as good as they can be even if it means putting them back in the kiln overnight....More

Reviewed 3 September 2015

Weather was cloudy outside so we took a short walk from our hotel to the studio. Kids chose a piece each and sat inside painting away. Unfortunately your not allowed to take the dog in so I walked her round the block a few times...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2015

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Clay Studio. The dog bowl looked very good and I am sure it was appreciated.

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 !

Date of experience: April 2015
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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

Date of experience: August 2015
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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

Date of experience: July 2015
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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

Date of experience: July 2015
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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

Date of experience: March 2015
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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

Date of experience: July 2015
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.

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