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image for Shop - Gift item typePottery, Gift and Craft Shops at Portmeirion Village

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In 1960, Susan Williams-Ellis and her husband, Euan Cooper-Willis purchased a small pottery decorating company in Stoke-on-Trent called A.E.Gray Ltd. Susan had worked with A.E.Gray’s for some years, sending her designs there to be produced exclusively for the gift shop at the Portmeirion Village in North Wales, which had been created by her father, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis in 1925. This was their first experience of the pottery industry. Previously Susan had Fine Art training from Chelsea Polytechnic, where her tutors included Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland.

The beauty of the Portmeirion Pottery collection of tableware, giftware and cookware, stems from Susan Williams-Ellis’ ability to design and model shapes that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing, Susan has always expected her pottery designs, both shapes and pattern, to fit comfortably with everyday life. Since the 1960’s Susan has created all the shapes by turning the originals by hand from which the moulds were produced. The design department continues to create new products, shapes and innovative ranges under the watchful eye of Susan, with the modelling department maintaining the highest standard of design.

The shops including the Portmeirion Seconds Warehouse, Y Llong gift shop, Pot Jam, Golden Dragon Books, the Prisoner Shop, the Dome Gallery and a Plants Centre (on the main driveway by Castell Deudraeth). The village has a Self-Service restaurant, Cadwaladers Ices, Castell Deudraeth Bar & Grill and Caffi Glas, which serves a range of Italian cuisine which is open from 11.00 - 11.00 daily. The Hotel Portmeirion restaurant is open Tues - Sun.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

9.30am - 5.30pm
Closed Christmas Day

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 1 Jul - Thu 31 Aug Launch of Around Portmeirion in 80 Trees
Thu 7 - Sun 10 Sep Festival No.6

Address

Portmeirion,
Penrhyndeudraeth,
Gwynedd,
LL48 6ET

Location

Directions

Plan route to Portmeirion Village using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 590372  Lat: 52.91367 Long: -4.09833

Continue west on the A487 through Penrhyndeudraeth and straight on at the roundabout (signed for Minffordd); pass the railway station and the entrance to Portmeirion will be on your left.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Minffordd station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed