The Clay Studio

Statement Regarding COVID-19

Updated 25 September 2020

Following changes to government guidelines and regulations you must now wear a facecovering when arriving at The Clay Studio unless you have an exemption. You may remove your facecovering once seated but it must be worn if moving around the Studio. 

We take your details as part of the booking procedure. You may also wish to register your details using the NHS Track & Trace app or using your cameraphone by scanning the QR code at the Studio entrance.

As we have reduced capacity, and in order to facilitate social distancing, we do not allow more than one non-painter per table.

Updated 14 September 2020

In line with government restrictions and guidelines​ you should not visit the Clay Studio in groups of more than six. Our largest table available for booking is five. We are unable to join tables or add chairs to tables in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Updated 17 July 2020

In order to enable social distancing we will operate with a lower capacity and maximise our space. Admission will be through advance booking. We cannot guarantee tables for those not booking in advance. The paint-at-home option will still be available once we are open for the benefit of those who cannot visit the Studio or who would prefer to paint at home.

Due to social distancing guidelines relating to COVID-19 we have added the following Terms & Conditions that will remain in place until government restrictions have been removed. For the health & safety of all customers and staff we have reduced capacity and we need to minimise movement around the Studio.

  • Please do not visit The Clay Studio if you have any COVID-19 or cough & cold symptoms.

  • We are currently unable to accommodate any wheelchairs or baby buggies. Our baby changing area is temporarily closed. Baby car seats can be used.

  • Tables are available for 2, 3, 4 or 5 seats. We cannot combine tables or move chairs around. 

  • Only one non-painter is allowed per table. Any additional visitors who are not painting for this period will be charged a £10 admission fee. Outside seating for drinks and snacks is available.

  • Our full drinks menu will be available as well as a Cakes & Snacks menu.

  • When you arrive please wait to be seated by our staff. Remember to provide your car registration on arrival if you are parked in one of our clearly marked bays. Do not park outside our marked bays unless directed by our staff.

  • Our staff will invite one table at a time to make your pottery selection. You may wish to save time by browsing the current selection in the Shop section of the Web site prior to your visit. Please move through and choose your pottery as quickly as possible to allow others to make their selections.

  • If you have children with you, please ensure that only one adult in your party handles the pottery when choosing.

  • Brushes and other painting equipment as well as the most popular paint colours will be available on the table. Please ask our staff if you require more brushes or additional paint colours not on the table.

  • In order to minimise movement around the Studio it is important to remain seated at all times unless you need to visit the toilets. Please do not queue for the toilets. Raise your hand if you need attention from our staff.

  • Your session finishes at the advertised time in order that our staff have sufficient time for deep cleaning your table area before the next session. If you wish to continue your piece during another session you can take it home with you and continue in a future session.

  • Our staff will take full details and you can pay at your table. Card payment is advised with contactless available up to £45.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Mary and Martin

Storing Pottery

  • Our standard terms are that we will hold completed pottery for six months from the completion date. This is now extended to ten months for items finished prior to lockdown.

  • We normally store works in progress for two months. This has now been extended to six months for items started prior to lockdown. 

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