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The Clay Studio

Address: The Fountain | 1 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1AE, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 475000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Paint Your Own Pottery cafe offering a great opportunity to relax in a friendly and help...
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Type: Art Galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
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
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

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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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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Devon, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 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 eating or drinking there as we got caught up in the task of painting our... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 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. After you have painted, stencilled and embellished your item to your heart's content you pay... More 

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