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Shockoe Bottom Clay

1714 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223-6960
+1 804-775-0832
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Excellent for Pottery lovers and those who want to know more about clay!

Shockoe Bottom Clay is a great place to visit. Huge gallery space with mostly local, but very high... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
abcpottery
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Richmond, Virginia
Great spot to bring girlfriends or mom after sushi

I love this studio/shop. The artists vary quite a bit in styles and are usually reasonable on their... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Kacey G
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Richmond, Virginia
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We are makers, creating ceramic sculpure and functional pottery. There are eight working studios and another 22 ceramic artists featured in the Gallery. As craftsman and artists we are committed to the cultivation of a ceramic community in the heart of RVA. Explore our offerings of unique handcrafted ceramics from these local and regional artists. We are easy to find, in the heart of Shockoe Bottom, right up the street from the Main Street Train station. The building was vacant for over 20 years and is now fully renovated. The Gallery opened in December 2015. Within walking distance is Church Hill, Tobacco Row, the canal walk, the James River, the Capital Trail, Poe's Museum and many restaurants.
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1714 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223-6960
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Shockoe Bottom Clay is a great place to visit. Huge gallery space with mostly local, but very high quality handmade pottery. All kinds of pottery to suit anyones taste. There is also a studio in the back that has artists working. They are welcoming and...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

I love this studio/shop. The artists vary quite a bit in styles and are usually reasonable on their prices.

Thank Kacey G
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful gallery and friendly owners. We visited on a day the store was closed, but when the owner saw us peeking in, she opened the gallery for us. Enjoyed visiting and hope to come back.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Fantastic studio with huge selection of unique pieces! Owners are so welcoming and really enjoy what they are doing! Great place to find a special gift for yourself or someone else, you’ll definitely find something wonderful!

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Shockoe Bottom is very much under renovation but there are still many interesting shops, museums and the marvelous Main Street Train Station. The area was a significant part of the Richmond slave trade -- housing, selling and shipping slaves to areas further south. It will...More

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Susan G, Owner at Shockoe Bottom Clay, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for your comments. History is an exercise in remembering so we can prevent mishaps from ever happening again. By studying history and having the information available we learn, grow and protect what is important. Stop by my shop next time you are in...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Some great trendy restaurants! Fun just to walk the streets and plan your meals! also in walking distance of the Canal walk and James River. Neat history as well.

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a great cooperative studio space shared by over a dozen excellent artists. A lot of beautiful and creative pieces.

Thank Brandon B
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

When visiting a city, I want to see how creative the people living there are and at Shockoe Bottom Clay the creative in all things clay was exciting to see. Prices were reasonable and if you sought something custom, I'm sure that can be arranged....More

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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This clay and ceramic museum/shop/studio is a must visit if you enjoy art pottery. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The art pottery was beautiful with everything from mugs,plates,large vases and bowls to wall art and lamps. The best part was the reasonable prices!...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Housed in a former hardware store (owned by the father of the current owner, a clay artist), this gallery with shared studio space holds work from nine artists with various captivating styles. Certainly worth a visit if you are in the area!

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