The Clay Studio Celebrates its Tenth Birthday

30 November 2016

Reaching new milestones is always a great achievement and we are very proud that The Clay Studio in Christchurch is now celebrating ten years since we opened in our first location in Castle Street.

Over the ten years, The Clay Studio has constantly evolved, developing new products and services to ensure that all visitors have a memorable experience and can create something special. We have had some amazing pieces painted by visitors of all ages and regular painters have shown that they can improve and learn new techniques each time they are with us.

The Clay Studio has shown that painting pottery is a relaxing and fun activity that is suitable for almost everybody, from beginners to experienced painters. The pottery painting experience has proved to be very popular as a group activity with birthday parties, family get-togethers, hen parties and evenings with work colleagues. It is also ideal as a corporate teambuilding event with many local companies taking advantage of a fun and innovative way to improve staff morale and generate greater understanding between team members.

Mary Payne, Managing Director of The Clay Studio, noted the evolution of the business:

“When we started out in 2006 we were excited to bring a new and innovative concept to Christchurch and the wider area. Over the ten years we have been fortunate to have had excellent staff. This has enabled our visitors to have a great time and create something that has frequently exceeded their expectations. We are very proud to offer a unique experience that is suitable for everyone. The friendly, relaxed environment helps our visitors create stunning pieces, even when they believe they have no artistic ability.”

The Clay Studio is open 6-7 days every week with late night opening every Thursday. It is an ideal place to relax as a family as there is something for everyone to paint in a relaxed, friendly, creative atmosphere. The staff are always available to provide guidance and encouragement. Hand-painted pottery is ideal for unique Christmas gifts and decorations.

The Clay Studio is a contemporary pottery painting studio. We have a wide range of blank pottery pieces for painting which are fired and usually ready for collection within four days. The Clay Studio is ideal for parties such as hen parties, birthday parties or just the opportunity to get together and relax with friends and family. The Clay Studio is a licensed café with a varied menu that is locally sourced wherever possible.


For further information on The Clay Studio please contact Martin Payne or 01202 475000 / 07799 268688

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