In Ewenny (Vale of Glamorgan) near a plentiful supply of coal for firing kilns and ore for glazes the local potteries were small family concerns. Yellow and brown pots, bowls and dishes were once a common sight on the market stalls. They were fired in a kiln like the one on pic 2 that was first built in 1820 but after 1850 Ewenny Pottery faced tough completion from factory made goods so later they concentrated more on making candlesticks, commemorative items and vases.
As you can see on pics 3-4-5 you can also visit and buy some of the goods on display. We didn’t buy anything but we loved the small place that works as a small museum with a lot of information about the history and procedure of pottery in Ewenny and elsewhere.
Derwen Bakerhouse was built in 1900 at Aberystwyth but bread wasn’t made here as people still preferred to make their own bread at home. But townspeople found home ovens too small to bake enough bread for large families so they prepared it at home and carry it to bakehouses to be baked in tins. This bakehouse closed in 1924, it was reopened as a working bakery at the Museum in 1987.
This is a shopping tip because you can try their bread here but also welshcakes and bara brith that is baked on site. Just enter to the next building and not the one I took the picture of!
From Gwalia Stores you can buy cheese and other items.