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The Clay Studio

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Address: The Fountain | 1 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1AE, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 475000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: Paint Your Own Pottery cafe offering a great opportunity to relax in a...
Paint Your Own Pottery cafe offering a great opportunity to relax in a friendly and help environment. The cafe offers a wide range of high quality food and drink. Open every day including late night on Thursdays.
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Amazing fun

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
clairelw
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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 than I had thought but loved every minute. Very good coffee and cake there too.

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Martin P, Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this review

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. More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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

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Martin P, Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this review

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. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

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 chocolate and paint! tip- make a day of it as it takes a while to... More 

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Martin P, Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this review

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 and finished them off later. More hot chocolate on order! More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 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.

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Martin P, Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this review

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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 !

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Martin P, Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this review

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 More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 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 your arty side as soon as you step foot in the shop, and there are... More 

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Martin P, Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this review

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. More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 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 on holiday, but none have ever come close. Whether it is the range of pieces... More 

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Martin P, Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this review

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. More 

Swanage, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 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 enabled us to spend more on the pottery. The staff were very helpful and gave... More 

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Martin P, Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this review

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. More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 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 as all the chairs were on top of the tables elsewhere. I then went to... More 

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Martin P, Owner at The Clay Studio, responded to this review

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 with us for 4 years and her customer service to date has been excellent. However,... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 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) but I have to say that our kids really enjoyed themselves and were completely engrossed... More 

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