Opening Times

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 must 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 will be open every day during autumn half-term 24 October - 1 November. 

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 notices: We will be closed Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 September, reopening at 10am on Saturday 26 September. Pottery completed Friday 18 September - Sunday 27 September will be available from  Thursday 1 October. Our staff will advise on the actual day.

We will be closing at 2.30pm on 24 December.

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