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The Clay Studio

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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My big grandson loved it!

Came here lots when it was in the previous location, and just been back with my (24yr old... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2015
nostoppin2014
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
A little gem in Christchurch.

Just visited here with grandson (2 and half years) very friendly staff and pretty soon grandson was... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2015
jane s
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Dorset 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 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

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank nostoppin2014
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

Date of experience: July 2015
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

Date of experience: July 2015
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.

Reviewed 16 July 2015

Today I popped into The Clay Studio and had a wonderful time. Everything is so well layed out and there is lots to choose from to paint and add your touch of creative flare too. The staff are friendly and so eager to help. They...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2015

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us yesterday. Your plate looks wonderful and we are looking forward to taking it out of the kiln on Monday.

Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Well i went in stressed but what a way to de-stress with a nice cup of coffee and a slice of dorset apple i became a calm zone of zen the staff were lovely and answered all of my questions

Date of experience: July 2015
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2015

Many thanks for your review. Like yourself many find that painting pottery is a great way to relax and distress. This explains why our late nights on Thursdays have become so popular.

Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Took my little cousins on a rainy day not expecting the great service we got. I was relaxed and the girls were having loads of fun. Staff were extremely helpful and always happy to help. When it came to lunch time there was a wide...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2015

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you had a great time. Our staff are very important to helping you have a relaxing time with us and clearly they have done their usual great job. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 July 2015

been to the caly studio multiple times and have enjoyed every visit. theres always plenty to do and you can easily spend the day there. personally would recomend making it an all day activity rather than a "quick lets go there with he kids for...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2015

Thank you for the very detailed review which says a lot about the experience people have when visiting us. We are so pleased that you decided to become a member and enjoy those benefits. We can't wait to see what you cruet set looks like...More

Reviewed 17 June 2015

We were staying locally and looking for an activity on our last Sunday before returning home. We had not done pottery painting before but this place was amazing. There were loads of items to choose from and I would say something for every budget -...More

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

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Clay Studio and I trust the pieces arrived safely with you. We hope to see you again next time you are in Christchurch.

Reviewed 25 May 2015

When added up separately costs do mount up but I can see why overheads in christchurch High Street have to be met & can't think of anything else for them in the High Street while grown ups are window shopping . Give it a goMore

Date of experience: May 2015
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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2015

Thank you for visiting The Clay Studio and taking the time to leave a positive review. We aim to provide value for money - with lots of help if wanted, tips, advice, resources to help with painting and a huge gallery of samples to inspire....More

Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

Who needs kids to come here. Came with a friend and painted a new bowl for my dog. Was a bit unsure at first as not very good at painting but I got loads of help and ideas given. Time flew by, took far longer...More

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Martin P, Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2015

You took the right approach, taking your time and following the guidelines given. Together with trying something new like silk-screens it looks like your dog bowl will look excellent when it emerges from the kiln on Wednesday.

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