'a delightful village industry - beautiful things beautifully made, by people in beautiful country' - Mary Watts, 1900
For a unique shopping experience, look no further than the shop at Watts Gallery – Artists' Village. Specialising in bespoke products inspired by the artwork of G F and Mary Watts and our temporary exhibitions, discover a wide range of artisan products, including jewellery, stationery, clothing, ceramics, books and homewares.
Shop our ceramics collection, including several Moorcroft pieces designed especially for us. Purchase a replica Compton Pottery terracotta pot for your garden, and browse our extensive selection of art and children's books in our bookshop. We also carry a stunning collection of womenswear that changes seasonally, including clothing, jewellery, bags, hats and fashion accessories.
Housed in the former Compton Pottery building, our newly expanded shop is steeped in local history.
Mary Watts founded the Compton Potters' Arts Guild in 1900, and, a year later, the Compton Pottery was built at the bottom of the hill beneath Limnerslease. The Pottery prospered throughout the beginning of the 20th century. Liberty & Co. on Regent Street stocked their works and, contrary to their own policy, allowed Compton ware to be marked with its own stamp. The Pottery remained a successful industry for a number of years, providing employment in the village until 1956.
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Watts Gallery Trust is a registered charity. All shop sales support our on-going education and exhibition programmes as well as the conservation and care of our collection and historic estate.