Williamsburg Pottery
Williamsburg Pottery
2.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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!
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2.5
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Linda M
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I miss the old pottery so much! I live 40 miles west of the pottery in Richmond so I stop at least once a month on the way to Yankee Candle. You used to be able to spend the day and get so many good bargains. It was not a fancy place but that was part of it's charm, you also had to search for a place to park because it was so crowded. Now there might be 5 - 10 cars in the whole parking lot, it is so sad. They do have a good selection of garden and house flags with good prices and seasonal flowers. They also have holiday decorations and garden items, all this is in the one building that is worth the stop if you are looking for these things. The other buildings are expensive and nothing like the old pottery.
Written November 22, 2020
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Mark G
Catonsville, MD2,724 contributions
Though some of the reviews are extremely nasty, we seemed to find a bargain or two. The stores were not fully stocked and the A building was pretty sparse, probably due to Covid, changing shopping patterns and some shoppers yearning for the old Pottery. We 1st visited the old Pottery in the late 70's and though things have changed, we also drop in the new Pottery every time we are in Williamsburg. This time we found a beautiful Leacanthan cold hardy japonica Camellia for $12.99 in the garden center, and an incredible locally made chocolate pecan fudge cup on the checkout counter for $1.99. We also found a pot for our Orchid, saucers and a game for our grandchildren that was 3 times the cost at Yankee Candle. Over the years we have purchased a bottle of wine of two and found some decent wine for $5 a bottle. Sure it is disheartening seeing some empty sections and I don't know the financial situation of the business, but hopefully they can survive and we will always drop by when we are in town.
Written August 26, 2020
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P7367RUrichardw
Fairfax Station, VA130 contributions
The old Factory, mainly north of the railroad tracks, was a destination in itself. The new Factory never met that standard. Initially 3 buildings south of the tracks, it appears to now be consolidated into the westernmost single building. Parking is partially blocked on the other two buildings, but there is no signage explaining that patrons should ignore the two buildings. Further, I found no information on the Internet regarding the owner's plans for the whole site. It's a mystery. To have a chance of retaining any interest of its patrons, the owners need to do a better job at transparency.
Written September 16, 2021
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Robert C
4 contributions
Probably one of the greatest mistakes in retailing ever! I grew up in Norfolk so a trip to Williamsburg Pottery was looked at with a sense of excitement and adventure! The buildings were a little shabby and rough around the edges but that was part of the charm and led to a feeling of discovery. You could find things here that were truly unique, some locally crafted and the prices were hard to beat. Once, I believe I furnished nearly my entire apartment from them. Later in life, whenever I was in this area I always asked my wife if there was anything she needed from the pottery factory and usually there was something to pick up.

It is now a sad shadow of it’s former self. You may as well walk into any contemporary strip mall and find the exact same merchandise (and likely cheaper) – gone is that sense of discovering that great bargain that you won’t find anywhere else and exploring what the next, slightly rough-around-the edges building has to offer.

Sad, certainly won’t be back
Written July 29, 2021
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LAWRENCE D
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I lived in Williamsburg in the late 70s and 80s, loved the pottery and went often. Recently some friends went to Virginia and i made a suggestion of the pottery since they were going to Busch gardens and colonial Williamsburg....actually they said aside from Busch gardens it all sucked. When i called friends in the area, they also said the area now sucked. And were moving. but you know i still remember having a great time in the area, all things change sadly.
Written July 25, 2022
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Angelina PL
Verona, PA2 contributions
Solo
One would think the utter failure of the strip mall "Williamsburg Pottery" would be incentive to go back to the old successful layout of the "Pottery Factory." I imagine the support for such a rejuvenation would pay itself and for any repairs and renovation of the old buildings. Sadly, the Williamsburg Pottery Factory that people drove hours for, saved up for, braved crowds for, made a whole day of no matter the weather and the sore feet because it was worth it, that people loved is no more. I'm sad for all the children who will never find the fascination with the tunnel under the tracks. (As a note my last and final visit was 2018 not 2020).
Written October 3, 2021
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DannyWasserman
Virginia Beach, VA4,026 contributions
Used to be so much better in the old days. As kids, we loved going to the old pottery, so many store outside and you could spend hours going in and out of the shops , some inside and some outside. Today, all the shops are inside like a large Garden Ridge format. Its okay, lots of stuff to buy and take home. We liked their pottery section the most.
Written September 20, 2020
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Mary A
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Friends
I usually stop in Pottery once a year to see if it’s improved. Sadly, it has not. It’s the same every year. They never have much on the shelves, even at Christmas time. No products and poor shopping experience = no customers. At my 2018 visit, it was so empty (of products and customers). I asked a cashier if they were about to shut down. She said no. I’m amazed they have managed to stay in business and don’t understand why they don’t improve their stock and at least try to give customers a worthwhile experience. I’m very fortunate to have been a frequent shopper at the original Williamsburg Pottery. So many great memories there! You never left empty handed, and you always had a great time. This replacement Pottery is sad and disappointing.
Written January 17, 2020
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Jean B
Georgetown, DE230 contributions
Couples
We started visiting the pottery many years ago when it was just pole buildings with plywood tables. I have to say that since the move it has been downhill ever since. It is mostly empty with mostly unwanted items. This place needs a major over haul. It was always a must visit place for us. Unfortunately we have watched it go down hill year after year, very sad.
Written June 9, 2021
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Scott C
1 contribution
Family
This place is straight garbage. Don’t go. The highlight of my trip was the Mexican restaurant across the street. And trust me you'll need a few margs after this shopping trip. save your gas and your time. The shelves were bare and the customer service was awful. When I asked about the 200+ craft beers that were advertised on their website the answer was “we’re expecting a delivery tomorrow”. I you counted only six. Lol yeah yall been saying that since 2019.
Written May 24, 2021
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Williamsburg Pottery is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM


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