One of the oldest stoneware
manufacturers in the United States, Stoneware
has been dedicated to the tradition and careful craftsmanship of transforming clay into enduring, functional art forms for the home, kitchen
and garden since 1815. Located in Louisville, Kentucky the art factory in the Paristown
Pointe neighborhood offers tours twice a day Monday through Friday and a paint
your own pottery experience and retail store Monday through Saturday.
guided Factory Tour you’ll follow
the steps of more than 20 skilled artisans who take the clay from raw form to
completed piece. Along the way you’ll be able to touch the clay in its various states.
Allow 30 to 45 minutes.
In the Paint Your Own Pottery Studio you’ll pick
from a wide selection of pottery pieces such as plates, mugs, bowls and
platters. Using the same tools and glazes as Stoneware’s artisans, and after a
quick tutorial, you’ll decorate your masterpiece. Once complete, your piece
will be glazed and fired by Stoneware staff. After its time in the kiln, it’ll
be ready for shipping (UPS shipping fee applies) or pick-up in about 7 to 10 business
days. Allow 1 to 2 hours.
Pick the Combination Ticket, which gives you
access to both the Factory Tour and the Paint Your Own Pottery Studio at a
discounted price. Allow 2 hours.