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Hoffman's Pottery
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Owner description: A popular arts and crafts store located in picturesque West Stockbridge.
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We stopped by to take a peek at the the hand made ceramic pottery. This is a lovely out of the way shop with a quaint garden filled with very original pottery faces in a variety of styles and colors along with lively frog garden ornaments. Inside the owner greeted us and shared a brief visit as we viewed a variety of items with interesting combinations of color and form, some off the wheel and others hand built from slabs of clay. Personally I'm a fan of flat and mat glaze so no purchase was made. The original pieces are interesting and if you like bright functional pottery or charming garden items you may find just the piece for you.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Bill M
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Hoffmann Pottery is a small local shop that has been in business for 40 years as Edith Hoffmann does what she loves to do best which is make beautiful pottery. We visited Hoffmann Pottery almost 10 years ago with my two daughters when they were teenagers. I remember buying ceramic lawn ornaments then. We returned this year with my two adult daughters and my granddaughter. Her shop is just as quaint and Edith Hoffmann is just a friendly and welcoming now as she was then.

It was a quiet Monday morning as we pulled up to Hoffman Pottery. As we did, Edith came out of her shop to welcome us like family. She led us in and gave us a tour of her handiwork. She did not remember us 10 years ago – this family greeting is just her way.

As you approached the shop – to your right - her lawn is lined with ceramic lawn ornaments - frogs and human heads - that lead the way to the building. Inside she has beautifully patterned and color coordinated, hand crafted ceramic plates, cups, bowls, jugs, vases, frames, wind chimes, etc. on the walls and tables. We bought two wind chimes during this visit.

Her shop is a little out of the way on Rt 41 in West Stockbridge - a short drive from downtown West Stockbridge. She is about 2 miles south of route 90 exit on Rt 41 when driving south. You cannot see the shop from the road, but she has large colorful flags flying at the entrance to a narrow gravel driveway that will leads you to a small parking lot. Be careful when entering and leaving because the path is very narrow. There is an area of grass on both side of the gravel driveway just enough to support two cars passing at once.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank W8LT3R
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful hand made pottery. She will ship to your home. If you do not see a color you like will make in color pattern she has.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank dsamelko
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Came here on referral and so glad we did. We purchased a gorgeous bowl that sits on our bar overlooking the whole of newly designed kitchen and family room. Enjoyed chatting with Elaine Hoffman, such a delightful talented woman.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Freja3
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Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped in as this was on our list of places to check out in the area. Both of us bought some nice pieces. I enjoyed the bright "Crayola crayon" colored pattern and got a pen/pencil holder and matching soup mug for my daughter studying to be a teacher. Perfect gift!
My friend got herself a berry bowl and a lovely pottery bell for her outdoor porch as well as a small plate for a gift. All pieces were very different and we are quite happy with our purchases.
Very unique and different types of work to choose from.
Elizabeth is a pleasure to speak with and loves what she does.
We did both agree that prices were a bit more expensive (About $5 -10 per piece on average for smaller pieces) than what we expected, especially when you drive out to the studio.
But we'd definitely stop by again if we were in the area!

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank rousseaj
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