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Williamsburg Pottery

6692 Richmond Road (Rte 60W), I-64 exit 234 near the intersection of Route 199 and Mooretown Road, Williamsburg, VA (Formerly Williamsburg Pottery Factory)
800-768-8379, 757-564-3326
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Ranked #15 of 22 Shopping in Williamsburg
Type: Shops, Malls
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: The NEW Williamsburg Pottery is a set of 3 beautiful, European-boutique-style Marketplaces: Gourmet Kitchen, Home Essentials, and Outdoor Living. We... more » Owner description: The NEW Williamsburg Pottery is a set of 3 beautiful, European-boutique-style Marketplaces: Gourmet Kitchen, Home Essentials, and Outdoor Living. We offer thousands of items both International and USA-made. We support local growers and small business with our Virginia's Finest, Award-Winning Custom Frame Shop, and handmade reproduction Salt Glaze Pottery. We are also home to a huge award-winning wine shop, hand-arranged custom silk flowers, and much more! We offer a huge variety of fine items at great values. From our "Best New Business in Williamsburg" Au Bon Pain restaurant, to summer Entertainment in the Courtyard, plus lots of new events and departments coming soon in 2013, The Pottery has so much new to discover! « less
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English first
Newport News, Virginia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Ah, the American shopping experience, gear it for the under 24 1/2 year old, hippest look, overprice it, fill it with crap, and they will come, you will rake in the money. What is that huge cigarette place you see when driving down south, JRs? This place is it except for the tobacco, except it is housed in another, yet... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went to colonial Williamsburg for vacation this week and expected to go to the pottery for a day and wander through the buildings. I agree with most of the assessments written here. Nothing but overpriced junk........... with strip plaza atmosphere. Skip the drive to the place!! Too bad because it used to be a fun place to wander around... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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67 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We have been coming here every several years for the past 30 years. What a change, anpd a disappointment. It has been going downhill the last several times we have been here, but now it not even worth a stop. I used to feel that we were getting great deals (even if we weren't), and it was a fun time... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I agree with everyone's assessment. The new pottery is absolutely awful. No different than a strip mall. Some good deals, but nothing like the old days of wandering through the old buildings looking for great deals and finding them. Part of the fun was going from building to building watching the people making their crafts and feeling like you were... More

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shippensburg
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited the Pottery many years ago and was disappointed to see what it had become. Not many deals here! Most things could be obtained elsewhere at a cheaper price. Although it was clean & neat & had a huge selection of wines, it had little in the way of pottery. We would probably not go there agin.

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North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I, too, remember the days when the pottery was a bunch of scattered buildings that you could wander through and find any and everything. It is very sad that those days are gone. What you're left with is a smattering of this and that....most of which you could find at Walmart. I did find some small cocktail forks that I... More

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Holden, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We used to make a trip to the "old" Williamsburg Pottery back in the 80s. The old buildings out back held all sorts of quality bargains from silk flowers to pottery. After visiting the new Williamsburg Pottery "strip mall" we found the quality to be lower than we expected. That's not to say you can't find some good items at... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have not been to the pottery in about 30 yrs., I remember as a child, going to the pottery was a big deal, because we lived 2 hrs. away, and it was like a mini vacation ,we would make a day of it, pack a picnic ,carry snacks , bring our dog ,she road the basket. I remember building... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

No need to go here. It's a lot of small stores with junk. I didn't see much pottery. I'm not sure what it used to be, but reading other reviews, it apparently was much better than it is now. We spent a total of about 15 minutes here.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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10 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Reading the reviews of those who recall the Pottery for what it once was requires a simple acknowledgement: they're right. The grand ol' mess of buildings, with all the treasures and surprises within, were dispensed with in favor of a gaudily designed row of nondescript galleries displaying the same-old, some-old. The wonder is how it remains in business, because the... More

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