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The Clay Studio

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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My favourite place in Christchurch

I frequently visit the Clay Studio and can happily say it is my favourite thing to do in... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2015
Holly A
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Great place to visit, even if you don't want to paint anything!

We are regular visitors to the Clay Studio as it has such a lovely atmosphere. Friendly and... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2015
Christchurch, 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
+44 1202 475000
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

2  Thank Frizznut
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We had a 9th birthday party for my daughter at The Clay Studio. The children all really enjoyed it. Great characters for them to choose from. Excellent food and facilities and great coffee for the mums! Would definitely recommend it!

1  Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Came here at Easter. A really good selection selection of items to paint, much more choice than other painting studios. Helpful friendly advice and good selection of food & drinks. Not cheap but very enjoyable.

1  Thank shelgr
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I visited here last week with a young friend and was really impressed with the studio. It is set within a cafe serving nice food and drinks. There is a huge selection of clay cups vases,, ornaments, you name it. ready to paint and decorate....More

2  Thank foodnfunfiend
Reviewed 16 February 2014

I wanted to visit whilst we were staying in Bournemouth as I had never tried this sort of thing before. I painted an item and as we weren't going to be around to collect it the owner said he would post it to us for...More

2  Thank Princess322013
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