We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Love this place!”
Review of Bennington Potters

Bennington Potters
Ranked #1 of 12 Shopping in Bennington
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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
Redding, California
Level Contributor
101 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
Reviewed 28 September 2011

Bennington Potters is a great place to stop, and shop if you're so inclined. They've been making their pottery for over sixty years. The shop is filled with all the different glazes and pieces of the pottery. I use pieces that I bought over 10 years ago - it's very practical! One of my favorites is the batter bowl. I'm partial to the cobalt-blue spatter glaze, but there are many different colors to choose from. There is also lots of home decor, so plan on taking your time! The grounds are beautiful, too.

Visited September 2011
Thank SBunny
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

237 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“All American shopping!”
Reviewed 28 June 2011

Third trip to The Potters- love it every time! My collection grows in leaps and bounds as do those of my friends. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the pottery is absolutely gorgous! There are some great restaurants in town to refresh yourself from shopping and to plan the list for the next time!

Visited September 2010
Thank mcushboy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
St. Augustine, Florida
Level Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The real deal--a true working pottery with wonderful designs”
Reviewed 15 June 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and tour-- and the very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Won't let my coffee mug out of my grasp--and found a beautiful pitcher with a stunning glaze. Put it on your list if you'r anywhere near Bennington.

Visited August 2010
Thank nancysta
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The best handmade pottery and the best shopping you will find anywhere!”
Reviewed 13 June 2011

Plan on spending all day and finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list - not to mention plenty for yourself - at this one of a kind shopping destination!
Bennington Potters has it all - from their signature handmade stoneware pottery line, available in an amazing range of glazes and designs, to a store - occupying what once was an old Grist Mill - filled with an artfully arranged and expertly selected array of gift and household items.
Don't miss a tour of the factory, where helpful potters gladly shared secrets of their trade with inquiring visitors - a delightful way to pass an afternoon.
Garden chairs scattered amidst a yard abloom with unusual plantings was the perfect picnic/resting spot to relax and rejuvenate for a second round of shopping!
Even the men in our party enjoyed themselves - especially the tour of the factory.
No need for a trip to the outlet stores - this was a one stop shopping trip!

Visited May 2011
Thank marym53051
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bennington, Vermont
1 review
“Surprisingly filled with goodies!”
Reviewed 10 June 2011

I have seen the sign for years and never took the time to venture in. Wow, was I surprised at what filled the spaces. There is so much to see, one could get drowned with great ideas! I loved the selection of merchandise and the folks are just down right nice. I will visit again!

Visited May 2011
Thank candir74
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Bennington Potters also viewed

Bennington, Green Mountains
Bennington, Green Mountains

Been to Bennington Potters? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing