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Williamsburg Pottery, Williamsburg
(1.4/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Williamsburg holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Williamsburg Pottery and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I have been here several times in the past - first time, 30+ years ago and several times since. But it has been changed a lot with the renovation and I was disappointed in the products. In the past, i...  more »
  • I used to love to visit the original pottery. It was a mixture of concrete and dirt floors. Many unusual buildings and a hodgepodge of products including their own pottery. You never knew what type of...  more »
  • Maybe if I hadn't had years of experience with the old Williamsburg Pottery, this new place wouldn't be so disappointing. The appearance is new, modernized, attractive, but what drew people to the lot...  more »
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  • The new pottery is really a step up and I had a lot of fun shopping there. I commend the owners for what they have done with the property! That being said it will never be the "old" pottery that so many of us have such fond memories of. The old pottery was like a treasure hunt where you never could tell what you might find. Like so much in Williamsburg, a lot has changed since the first time I was there as a boy in the 70's. Give credit where credit is due. The owners have done a great job turning a dilapidated collection of buildings into something new again! Well done!!
  • In past years I was so disappointed with this place, it had completely run down. Four years ago however, it was COMPLETELY transformed with new buildings and face fronts. When my husband and I went by, it was so impressive we went in. With sales and promotions, we got some great deals on items we wanted/needed. At days end, we received $187.40 worth of product for $104.20 (and believe me, I know my prices and when they are overpriced or not). So glad we made the effort. If you haven't been back in the last 4 years - you are in for a BIG surprise! You will love it! I just read some of the negative reviews and wonder if they were at the same place. "The old place had character"? Not when I was there 7 years ago! I found most of their prices totally reasonable and DIDN"T feel as though they put a bogus price on stuff and then knocked it down as some outlets do. For those who response to the new place as "Yuck!" - well, you just can't please us all can you?
  • This place is kind of like a strip mall with unique items. Personally not my cup of tea but worth a look.
  • we used to go to the old building...This is of course a modern and nice upgrade. There were 30% and 50% sales on most everything so got some really great deals. Real nice set of pans for son to take to college for only $35
  • Was in Williamsburg for the first time in many years and I was excited to stop at the pottery... However it has totally lost all its charm. The parking lot was deserted on a Saturday afternoon, which should have been a red flag. It was a complete disappointment. I guess I'll cross this off my list of places to visit when I'm in the area :(