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The Clay Studio

1 High Street | The Fountain, Christchurch BH23 1AE, England
+44 1202 475000
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Watch out for parking tickets!

Shame I have to leave this negative review but the The Clay Studio seem unwilling to help get an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nigel H
Great place to be creative

This is a great place to be creative, have a coffee and talk t some very interesting people. The... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
kw7157
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“hen party” (3 reviews)
“quick turn” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 High Street | The Fountain, Christchurch BH23 1AE, England
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+44 1202 475000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shame I have to leave this negative review but the The Clay Studio seem unwilling to help get an unfair parking charge dropped with their parking management company. The parking ticket I was issued clearly states the location as 'Clay Studio The Fountain' and I...More

Thank Nigel H
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It is regrettable you are leaving a negative review about The Clay Studio when your grievance is actually with our landlord who contracts a parking management company to monitor the use of the car parking spaces in the private car park. This facility is available...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is a great place to be creative, have a coffee and talk t some very interesting people. The owners are very friendly and knowledgeable regarding painting and glazing of pottery and are always on hand to assist and advise. They also have a very...More

1  Thank kw7157
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to The Clay Studio. Every review helps others to understand more about pottery painting and what a visit to The Clay Studio is like. We are very pleased that you enjoyed you time with us...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

If you think this is just a place for a rainy day then you are so wrong!!! I have found a new outlet for my creativity and rekindled my love of clay. Over my last few visits working on a few pieces, I have found...More

1  Thank Michele K
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased you are enjoying your visits to The Clay Studio. Pottery painting is all about relaxing and achieving something special, whatever your artistic ability. We are pleased you like the latte and egg mayo sandwiches. We take...More

Reviewed 8 March 2017

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

1  Thank cjmtui
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

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.

Reviewed 24 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank LynseyC
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

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...More

Reviewed 5 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...More

1  Thank Lisamariebrown
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

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....More

Reviewed 25 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

1  Thank fairyland09
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

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!

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...More

1  Thank PapaDuff2014
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

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...More

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.More

1  Thank Stainlesteve
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

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...More

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....More

1  Thank tacm2015
Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

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...More

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