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The Clay Studio

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Amazing!

go go go! Free parking, brilliant menu & inspiration galore! Kids and adults love it! What a lovely... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2015
Lizzielion
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Awesome Day!

We went here for a friends birthday and it was so much fun! we chose what we wanted to paint and... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2015
Tori_Clarke
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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 18 February 2015

go go go! Free parking, brilliant menu & inspiration galore! Kids and adults love it! What a lovely experience

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank Lizzielion
Martin P, Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2015

Thank you for review. This helps others to understand more about The Clay Studio. We are very pleased that you had a great time and loved our food menu. We hope to see you again one day.

Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

We went here for a friends birthday and it was so much fun! we chose what we wanted to paint and then the friendly staff told us how it all works etc and then we were able to sit and chill with an immense hot...More

2  Thank Tori_Clarke
Martin P, Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2015

Thank you for your review. Brief reviews are very helpful for others to understand more about The Clay Studio. Your pieces looked superb when fired and benefited from the time you took to paint them. Never rush a piece as you can always come back...More

Reviewed 2 February 2015

My little brother and sister had a great time at the clay studio painting Christmas decorations. Service and food was good. Will be visiting again.

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank Warren N
Martin P, Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2015

Thank you for review. It is always nice to have decorations that you have painted yourselves and they are something to treasure.

Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

Thank you to your warm and friendly staff for such a lovely afternoon painting ! such a relaxing place to be with amazing food and coffee ! Can't wait to go back !

1  Thank Elaine W
Martin P, Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2015

We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and our staff looked after you well. Your mugs look great. http://www.theclaystudio.co.uk/gallery/mugspottymugs.jpg

Reviewed 31 January 2015

I frequently visit the Clay Studio and can happily say it is my favourite thing to do in Christchurch. I can spend hours, perfectly comfortable in their relaxing and friendly environment with friends and family or alone. The cafe is beautifully decorated which draws out...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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Martin P, Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2015

Thank you for your review Holly. You have painted some lovely pieces and we are pleased you find The Clay Studio a good place to relax.

Reviewed 30 January 2015

We are regular visitors to the Clay Studio as it has such a lovely atmosphere. Friendly and welcoming, lovely coffee and comfortable sofas to relax in and peruse a newspaper. If feeling creative then the choice is extensive. I have visited other similar establishments whilst...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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Martin P, Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2015

Thank you for your review. The quality of the pieces you have painted has continually improved throughout your time visiting and, you are right, it is a great way to relax and have some chill-out time to yourself.

Reviewed 29 January 2015

We visited The Clay Studio as our local pottery painting café in Swanage had closed down. This is a large studio offering a lot of choice both in pieces to paint and paint colours. Free parking was a bonus we had not expected and this...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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Martin P, Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2015

Many thanks for submitting review. We are pleased your enjoyed your visit to The Clay Studio and the plate looked wonderful. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

I visited to studio with my daughter and her friend as an after school treat. We arrived at 3.30pm as they are open til 5pm. The girls set about choosing their pottery. We were told that we had to sit out in the back area...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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Martin P, Owner at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2015

I was very surprised and disappointed to receive your review. I spoke with you at length on Tuesday about some of the issues you have raised here and apologised for a less than satisfactory visit. The member of staff working on the day has been...More

Reviewed 15 September 2014

We took refuge in the Clay Studio on a dodgy weather day in August. It sounded a bit pricey (you pay a flat fee for use of the studio and materials and then buy whatever item you want to paint - there's plenty of choice)...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Having never been to one of these places before I really enjoyed my afternoon there. There were plenty of items to choose from at a variety of prices and the studio fee was cheaper as we went on a Sunday. We didn't get around to...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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