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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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Sunday Fun with Family

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Lizzielb1980
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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 - the staff are so helpful and gave lots of tips and ideas. We settled on... More 

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

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. More 

New Milton, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 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 go

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

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. We also stock a very wide range of bisque and glaze colours so there is... More 

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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

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Address: The Fountain | 1 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1AE, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 475000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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