Williamsburg Pottery, Williamsburg

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Established in 1938 as a local pottery store and workshop, today Williamsburg Pottery is one of the most popular sites in Virginia's Historic Triangle. Located near Colonial Williamsburg, the store occupies a mall-like space and, thanks to renovations, the design recalls a European-style market. Wander the display areas and take in the different styles of pottery and crafts, including the store's signature salt-glazed items. If pottery isn't your passion, browse the extensive selection of other decorative items for your home, such as baskets, candles, frames, and kitchenwares. Be sure to try some of the local craft wines as well. Take a look at our Williamsburg tour itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Williamsburg Pottery and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Don't waste your time going to the Williamsburg Pottery in Williamsburg, Virginia. Since it has been remodeled the prices have gone up, the shelves are empty, the selection of items are terrible. NOTH...  more »
  • Went on a weekday and the parking lot was almost empty, was not sure they were open till we tried the doors. Looks like a row of shops with a bizarre pseudo euro facade (think Amsterdam without the co...  more »
  • This is now 3 very modernized buildings, looking very nice from the outside. Even though it's lost the fun of exploring inside and outside for just the right thing you think you need, and wondering wh...  more »
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  • So much choice. A fun place to pick up some cool and different things. I was pleasantly surprised to see high quality food items from my Great State of Maine. Try anything from Stonewall Kitchens, you'll love the quality.
  • 4th Annual Asian Festival was a wonderful experience. Very much appreciate the exposure to the different Asian culture music, dance, and food. It was nice to see all ages, very young and old, men and women, and non-Asian participating in the performances. Looking forward to next year's.
  • To the owner who keeps attacking the Local Google Guides online with sarcasm, I personally drove to see if it were fair to the people of America to continue calling yourselves "The Pottery". As a local 757 Google Guide, I can promise you all that it is not fair. I am simply comparing what WAS versus WHAT IS. If "the owner" would like to post their name and telephone information, that would be great because nobody in your front office has any idea of who is in control of the Google-based review sarcasm attack on American shoppers. If you are posting as "The Owner" and you are not "The Owner", this is illegal according to the Google Terms and Services you have agreed to.
  • Overpriced, empty shelves. It has lost it's magic for sure!! It used to be a great place to get things you needed without having to pay a lot. A true outlet mall that looked rough but had great deals. Now, it looks amazing but has price tags to match. Overpriced, overblown and empty.
  • I hadn't been to the pottery in a few years and was very disappointed how much it has changed. You used to be able to walk through the various buildings like the solar building as an example, (which isn't open any longer) and spend the day looking at all the different products such as the building with baskets/wicker, bldg w/dried flowers, building with pictures and frames, and another with lamps etc.. Now you have a minimal sized, brightly colored strip of buildings at the top area of the pottery that are very confusing to go through. It's just like going to any other store now. The products are ok, the prices are ok..but miss the old way it was run and the buildings we could walk through. The times of the old pottery were not just for shopping, but the experience as a whole..Such a shame, it won't stay open long.
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