Opening Times

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are currently closed to visitors. We are planning to reopen The Clay Studio to visitors on Wednesday 19 May 2021. However, we are able offer Paint-at-Home. Order on-line and collect from the Studio during our temporary opening times. It s also possible to collect previously-painted pottery within COVID-19 restrictions.

Admission is by advance booking and subject to special Terms & Conditions so that social distancing is enabled. New painters may not be admitted outside session times. Sessions last two hours except Thursday evening that lasts from 5.30 to 9.30. Thursday evening sessions should be booked by 4pm that day.

During Dorset/Hampshire school holidays we are open seven days a week. At other times we are normally closed Monday and Tuesday. 

We cannot guarantee tables for any painters not booked in advance.


Order on-line and take-home remain in place for those who prefer to paint at home.

The Clay Studio does not admit new painters within 90 minutes of closing time.

The Clay Studio reserves the right to close one hour early on quiet days or when there are no further bookings. We will close from 4pm-5pm on Thursdays if there are no advance bookings for the evening session. If you are collecting pottery you may wish to arrive before then or check that we are open.

Advance Closure Notice

We will be closed weekdays 14-25 June 2021 although we will be open at the weekend.

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