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Louisville Stoneware

Address: 731 Brent Street, Louisville, KY 40204
Phone Number: (502) 582-1900
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Type: Factory tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: One of the oldest stoneware manufacturers in the United States, Stoneware has been dedicated to the...
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Type: Factory tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: 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.

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Louisville, KY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the LARGE selection of items to paint. We went as a family (2 kids) and had a great time. There were plenty of items to choose from and plenty of colors and tools to use. The staff was very patient and helpful. There temperature was great and the restrooms were close by. There were a lot of finished... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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67 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

To find something totally unique and one of a kind table settings, check out Luoisville Stoneware.. The design are outstanding and unlike anything else you will find elsewhere. The quality is superb and selection fantastic. To make your experience even more memorable, go to the outlet and factory tour which is free of charge.

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Petoskey
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The retail shop is beautiful and it was ready for Christmas. We took the tour, $7 per person, and saw how the stoneware is made. The artists were busy hand painting a variety of items. There is a small area that has discontinued items and they will make pieces you need by special order. Some of the artists still know... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was here with a group to take a tour and decorate a piece of stoneware. We were told that they were heavily booked with many groups, and we had 30 minutes to select a design, choose colors, and paint our piece - not nearly enough to go a good job. Not much explanation or guidance. Many skipped the tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We played hometown tourist with our 8 year old granddaughter and had a great time. We had a groupon for pottery painting. Our granddaughter had a terrific time painting her own mug and we did Christmas ornaments for friends. This is a MUST see if in Louisville. Tour is free and fascinating for all ages. We bought an original piece... More 

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Nancy S, Public Relations Manager at Louisville Stoneware, responded to this review

Judy, thanks for coming down to see us. Hope you'll visit again soon! More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

While visiting Louisville a friend took me to the store as I had complimented her on her stoneware at her home; the shop offered many tempting styles as well as affordable pieces to take home for souvenirs. We happened by for a Thursday night open house where we were served local red wine paired with delicious chocolate. Certainly a highlight... More 

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Nancy S, Public Relations Manager at Louisville Stoneware, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! More 

Gaithersburg, Maryland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

The facility is very attractive. I enjoyed the little pottery museum. I lived the solid colored modern place settings and the bird houses, but even the items in the discounted section were expensive. Nice to look at but didn't purchase!

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Nancy S, Public Relations Manager at Louisville Stoneware, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Stoneware. Our pottery is definitely not inexpensive. Everything we produce is handmade and hand painted on-site and touched by nearly 20 artists during the process. On your next visit I'd like to host you for a factory tour. Please let me know the next time you're in town. More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

If you need nice and origial souvenirs from Kentucky, this is a great place to go shopping and take the kids.

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Nancy S, Public Relations Manager at Louisville Stoneware, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Lots of construction dust since they are in the midst of remodeling. I always find something I like here. The patterns are unique. Even if you don't want to purchase it has the museum, and it's like visiting an art gallery.

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Nancy S, Public Relations Manager at Louisville Stoneware, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us! The public is welcome to join us at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 10 for our grand "reopening" and ribbon cutting event. I hope you'll join us. More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

We purchased a tour and painting through groupon. My four children ages 10,7,5 and 9 months really enjoyed the tour. It was educational and fun. The children talked about it the rest of the day to anyone who would listen. As a mother I was very impressed at the companys use of local products and lack of use of chemicals.... More 

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Nancy S, Public Relations Manager at Louisville Stoneware, responded to this review

We love hearing that "the children talked about it the rest of the day to anyone who would listen." That means they were engaged -- and those are the best kinds of tour attendees to have! Please consider posting a picture of the pieces the kids painted. More 

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