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“Very Unexpected Very Genuine”
Review of Bennington Potters

Bennington Potters
Ranked #1 of 13 Shopping in Bennington
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Bennington Potters has been making stoneware pottery right here in Bennington, Vermont since 1948. Visit our destination home style store and pottery works. Free Factory Tours - Come See it Made! Talk to the potters and see pressing, casting, jiggering, finishing, glazing and firing in action. Buses and group tours welcome! Call for more information. Shop at Potters Yard in our historic Grist Mill and Old School House buildings. We sell our dinnerware, bakeware, and classic trigger mugs, as well as our own accessories and complementary glassware, tableware, linens, furniture and more - a unique shopping experience. Shop, factory and gardens on 3-plus acres. In downtown Bennington, less than a block off Vt. Rte. 7. Open every day.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Plymouth, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very Unexpected Very Genuine”
Reviewed June 9, 2011

When travelling, I am always intigued by "factory tours" and have to stop..and we are almost always disappointed....
We stopped anyways and found the store full, interesting and charming..lots of pottery from all over the world, lots of country decor and unique table displays. We were chit chatting with a salesperson who recommended that we take a peek out into the factory out back. There it was. The factory. Virtually unchanged since about the early 1970's. Not especially pretty but so authentic and so accessible! A handful of potters were in there, busy as can be, forming ware in a hands on semi -mechanized fashion--we were spellbound! We were interested. We engaged conversation. The potters were animated, friendly, knowlegeable and totally dedicated. We wanted to take 'em home..meet the family! We ended up being a Bennington customer for life. Totally unexpected. Go see for yourself!

Visited June 2011
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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worth a stop- much more than just pottery”
Reviewed August 23, 2009

This shop is in 2 buildings and is worth looking for with its pottery and many other items creatively displayed.

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