Hotwalls Studios
Hotwalls Studios
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Hotwalls Studios are 13 artists and designer-makers studios showcasing some of Portsmouth's brightest creative talent. Visitors will be able to watch artists and makers at work and purchase and commission professional pieces. Open hours of individual studios vary but there is the chance to see every Hotwalls Studios artist at work at our Open Studios every 3rd Sunday of each month.
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Mush
Portsmouth, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Excellent studios set in a really fascinating historic fortification. So much packed into the most interesting part of Portsmouth, if those walls could talk!

And now the arches have been brought to life with some of the most creative talent the city has to offer, there is something for every taste from ceramics to jewellery making, to fine art portraits and contemporary collage making, paper marbling and silk scarves and so much more.

The artists are really friendly and welcoming, lots of them do demonstrations and some even let you have a go for free, perfect for a family day out!

And if that’s not enough there is also a wonderful little beach and an excellent café with really friendly staff and the best coffee in the city!
Written January 14, 2020
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Many thanks for your kind feedback. We're delighted to see interaction between visitors and our studio artists, and hope you're able to return in 2020. All the best Molly Hotwalls Studios Events and Operations Officer
Written January 16, 2020
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Shaun L
Clanfield, UK1,751 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Solo
Not every restoration project turns out great and when Portsmouth City Council set out to revamp the Hotwalls area to turn the arches into art and craft studios to be honest I didn’t thing it would turn out as good as it did. A lovely section of art and craft studios in a nice pleasant setting. Worth a visit to browse what’s on offer. You might even find a piece of art to take home.
Written September 4, 2020
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Hi Shaun-glad you're a fan of the studios and recommend a visit! If you come by again on the third Sunday of the month you'll find them all open together between 11:00-16:00. All the best, Molly
Written September 24, 2020
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK23,078 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
I have to say that when the idea of refurbishing part of the old city defences into the Hotwalls Studios was first suggested, I was not particularly confident of its success. However, I am very pleased to admit that I was wrong. The site has been operational now for some time and has rejuvenated a tired area. The Canteen cafe is a popular success and has added much life to the scene. There are specific opening dates, but most weekends there are several artist studio outlets open. Well worth stopping, especially if you are on the way to one of the Pubs and Restaurants at Point.
Written April 29, 2019
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Marykatherine
Portsmouth, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I have visited the studios numerous times, usually for Open Studios but I’ve enjoyed other events in the Round a Tower too. It’s a great spot for meeting local artists and sourcing high-end art for special gifts. I love the atmosphere and the location. Visiting is a must for locals in Portsmouth as well as people visiting the city. Easy enough to reach from Portsmouth Harbour train station and the best views in Portsmouth.
Written December 28, 2019
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Many thanks Mary-we hope you're able to join us for more events in 2020. All the best, Molly
Written January 3, 2020
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Anjali H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Really enjoyed the hotwalls. Wonderful stalls and arty things. Very creative. Tasty food at the cafe too.
Written January 15, 2020
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Many thanks-we're so glad you enjoy your visits. All the best Molly, Events and Operations Officer
Written January 16, 2020
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Claire
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
I love Hotwalls - I first discovered it during Open Studios and have been back several times - it’s perfect for gifts - ceramics - bags - beautiful marbled silk scarves and other gorgeous items. All the artists are really friendly and happy to discuss their work. It’s my favourite place on the South Coast

If you are into arts and crafts and are looking for something a bit different then it’s well worth a visit.
Written January 14, 2020
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Hi Claire-many thanks for your review! We hope you're able to visit for more events in 2020, all listed on our website at hotwallsstudios.co.uk/events. All the best, Molly, Hotwalls Studios Events and Operations Officer
Written January 16, 2020
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Steve Stone
Double Bay, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
The Hot Walls Studios is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon, strolling around the numerous and varied types of art studios there and chatting to the very talented artists!

If you’re lucky there are sometimes opportunities to even participate and learn one of the arts such as the Turkish Ebru marbling studio from the very talented James Mouland Ebru artist... 👩‍🎨 🖼 🎨
Written January 14, 2020
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Thanks for your feedback Stephen, and great to hear you enjoyed a workshop. Keep an eye on our website for more updates on workshops and events. Best wishes Molly Hotwalls Studios Events and Operations Officer
Written January 16, 2020
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Dorothy K
Hereford, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
I visited the studios when they first opened in 2016, and make sure I always visit when in Portsmouth. I love the public-facing aspect of the studios, and the range of affordable art on offer. The Canteen offers delicious food to accompany any visit.
Written December 28, 2019
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Many thanks for your review Dorothy K! Keep an eye on our website at hotwallsstudios.co.uk to keep in the loop about future events All the best, Molly
Written January 3, 2020
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Peter R
Dartford, UK1,253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Nice area utilising what appeared to be arches under part of the old city defences. On the Sunday we visited there were two or three of the artist studios open which had some interesting items for sale.
Written November 28, 2019
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Hi Peter. Glad you enjoyed your visit-if you would like to see all studios open together, make sure you visit on the third Sunday of each month for our Open Studios events. More info can be found on the website if you're interested: https://hotwallsstudios.co.uk/. Best wishes, Molly
Written December 6, 2019
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