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Address: 1 High Street | The Fountain, Christchurch BH23 1AE, England
Phone Number:
+44 1202 475000
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10:00 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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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 6-7 days including late night on Thursdays.

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Sunday afternoon hen party!

Wonderful creative gathering with lots of encouragement and laughter - thank you all so much! Special thanks to Martin and Mary for their kind hospitality.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
cjmtui
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful creative gathering with lots of encouragement and laughter - thank you all so much! Special thanks to Martin and Mary for their kind hospitality.

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

Thank you for your review. We enjoyed hosting the hen party and there are some beautiful pieces painted. They are being collected next week so we hope you will all like them as much as we do. More 

New Forest, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time here with my 6 year old son in the lead up to Christmas. He painted a gift for his younger brother and grandparents and I helped where needed. The items on offer are wide and the colour choice too. Helpful staff - we'll be back for sure!

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

Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased that you had a good time. Younger visitors often need help to achieve their potential and we are more than happy to encourage them, provide plenty of time and discourage "rushing" the painting. With patience and enthusiasm painters of any age can create wonderful pieces. More 

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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I came in Thursday early evening and had such a fantastic time together. Martin who was working that evening was extremely helpful, really explained the process and made sure we did not feel at all rushed. The selection of pottery here is incredible, lots of paint colours, brushes, stencils, stamps... anything you need to create something really... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate reviews as it helps others to understand more about pottery painting. We are very pleased that you are happy with your pieces which looked great and that you appreciate the good value that we seek to provide. we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you for a lovely morning, myself and my 4 year old had a lovely time. The staff are so friendly my son really appreciated the owners granddaughter helping him with his mug 😄 can't recommend clay studio enough

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1 Thank fairyland09
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased that you all enjoyed your time with us and appreciated Isabelle's expert advice. Your son was certainly keen to help with the plate too! More 

Ringwood, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My wife and I took two of our granddaughters to The Clay Studio on a wet Saturday. What an amazing set up and what a wonderfully relaxing way to spend a couple of hours watch and helping two little people (4 & 7) painting pre-made clay models of all manner of things. The kids dived into the task of colouring... More 

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1 Thank PapaDuff2014
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. The pieces are currently being fired in the kiln. Items are generally available for collection within four days of finishing. Items painted on Saturday are available for collection on Wednesday. We run at least one kiln every day, not just on Wednesdays. Many of... More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We have been to the studio many times and it's always been a great success with the children. The staff are very informative and helpful and the snacks they serve are very good.

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

Thank you for your review and kind comments. The Studio is great for children, not just adults, as the relaxing atmosphere will help them make wonderful creations, We also provide full instructions, no time limit, plenty of resources and our staff will always provide help and encouragement so that children have something they can be proud of. Some of our... More 

Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Great fun for adults and child. Child (8) did a cat and we did a a clock to remind us of our holiday. Staff helpful and much easier to do than we thought. The excitement of getting it back was great and pieces look brilliant. Just remember to allow time for firing and collection and was good on a hot... More 

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1 Thank tacm2015
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. Your clock looked superb and your daughter did a great job of the cat too. We always stress that painting pottery is easy with patience and we will always provide ideas. Often deciding on the design is more difficult than actually creating it! We also appreciate the air conditioning during this hot weather especially in... More 

Christchurch
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Visited with a large group of friends from work, our colleague decided she wanted to do something a little different to the normal meal or drinks out, and the clay studio was her idea. It was an excellent idea! The staff were all really friendly and more than helpful. The task of painting your own clay pot, mug, whatever you... More 

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

Many thanks for your review. You all did beautiful pieces and we are pleased you had a good evening with the wine flowing! As you noted, this is a great activity to do as a group and artistic skill is not required as we will always show you some simple but effective techniques. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I've been here several times and each time is the same, relaxed, creative and very enjoyable. There really is something there for everyone, my visit my son and my mum came with me. 3 Genetations, 3 very happy painters! The coffe and food is nice too. The staff are always friendly and helpful!

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2 Thank Wendy L
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review which is very much appreciated. You have identified two things that we are very proud of. Firstly that there is something for everyone and secondly the relaxed creative atmosphere. Oh and wonderful coffee too. We look forward to seeing you again some time. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Visited the clay studio this morning after a friend recommend it. Loved it, a very peaceful and relaxing atmosphere and there was something there for everyone. I would defiantly recommend this as a fun afternoon out in Christchurch for all of the family :).

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2 Thank Megan L
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. Every review helps others understand more about The Clay Studio. We are very pleased that you had a good relaxing time. Providing something for everyone is very important to us hence the wide range of bisque available. Many regular visitors are always looking for new pieces too. we look forward... More 

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