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The Clay Studio

The Fountain 1 High Street | The Fountain, Christchurch BH23 1AE, England
+44 1202 475000
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Relaxing afternoon painting mugs

First visit to the studio - really enjoyed everything about it. Staff very helpful & informative... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
993kate
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Great place to relax!!

I was introduced to The Clay Studio by a friend of mine and have been back three times since. It's... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
broomgrove23
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Paint Your Own Pottery cafe offering a great opportunity to relax in a friendly and helpful environment. The cafe offers a wide range of high quality food and drink. Open 6-7 days including late night on Thursdays. Check opening times on our Web site.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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The Fountain 1 High Street | The Fountain, Christchurch BH23 1AE, England
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+44 1202 475000
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

First visit to the studio - really enjoyed everything about it. Staff very helpful & informative, giving good advice about different methods of decorating the mugs we had chosen. We ended up spending over 3 hours in the studio- painting, chatting, drinking their tasty coffee.......will...More

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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you for your review of The Clay Studio. Your mugs look superb and show just what can be achieved, even with no previous experience. This is a place to relax. You can spend as long as you like and you have something to show...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I was introduced to The Clay Studio by a friend of mine and have been back three times since. It's a lovely relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and lovely coffee and food. Everytime I leave here I feel completely stress free and have a lovely new...More

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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

It was lovely to see you again. Your painting has improved with each piece you have completed. We think The Clay Studio is a great place to relax as there is no pressure and we can provide high quality freshly-made food and a wide range...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

After not visiting for an extended period of time, I had the opportunity to stop and do some painting. I absolutely loved it! Martin and Mary were great as always and the panninis just as tasty as before. See you soon again

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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Good to see you again and we are looking forward to seeing some more stunning pieces. We are very proud of our paninis as they are made fresh to order and have plenty of filling.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I visited The Clay Studio with my 11 year old sister and we both had an absolutely superb time. The members of staff were very friendly and accommodating to our needs. The process was explained to us once we were seated and we were told...More

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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased that you had a good time and that our staff on the day were very helpful. We always emphasise not rushing as pottery painting does take time and patience to achieve decent results. We are always...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t recommend this place the person who was running this on the particular day we went in did not have very good customer service skills and I thought was quite rude with way he spoke to me and wasn’t very friendly I am local...More

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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

We will not be commenting on this review as we know it to be fake.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Out for lunch. Great menu and reasonable prices. Portions were generous so need for dessert! Comprehensive menu for all ages and appetites. Plenty of tables and piping hot food.More

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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you for your review. This helps others to understand more about The Clay Studio. We are very pleased your enjoyed your meal with us. We take our food and beverages very seriously and we are keen to provide high quality, freshly-prepared food at good...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

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

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Martin P, Public Relations Manager at The Clay Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 18 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

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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 7 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.

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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.

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