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Address: 731 Brent Street, Louisville, KY 40204
Phone Number: +1 502-582-1900
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One of the oldest stoneware manufacturers in the United States, Stoneware...

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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The tour was fascinating! Every employee took time to answer our questions and show us their station. They have 2nds for sale and also a lovely gift shop. All Stoneware is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 30, 2016
LaRuDo
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Aberdeen, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a paint your own pottery session with 12 people. They had a very limited selection of pieces for us to choose from, some pieces there were only 1 of and multiple people were painting other than us. They ran out of both black and white paint. Some of us had pieces that broke just from touching them. They... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Very nice store and beautiful pottery. I certainly would not make a special trip to visit but it was nice to visit while we were there.

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

The tour was fascinating! Every employee took time to answer our questions and show us their station. They have 2nds for sale and also a lovely gift shop. All Stoneware is food-safe glaze, pieces are dishwasher oven microwave safe 😃 If you're into how things are made, this place is for you!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

Did you know that Louisville Stoneware has been in business for over 200 years? Non-stop? :) Wow! We met Patricia today and I have to say, she was one of the best all-around people and tour guides we have ever met. Along the tour, she introduced us to many artisans, all of who we got to meet. They stopped and... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

I had read on Tripadvisor about the tour of this facility and I'm really glad that I took it. My tour guide was Cathy and it was obvious that she has a love of this place and the crafts created here. Cathy was very knowledgeable about the construction of stoneware and the local history as well. There are items for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Didn't have what I was looking for! Got grandson a bowl when he was younger with his name on it . Wanted to get a bigger one now he's older , but wasn't available in a bigger size! Decided to get a plate with his name . Was over priced for the size. That will be all I buy from... More 

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Columbus, OH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

Very interesting factory tour, wonderful gift shop and very nice small museum. We painted a piece of green wear to be shipped to us later. Would have liked a little more guidance with the painting process. Staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2015

I bought a groupon deal, went on a tour and painted stoneware. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The selection to paint stoneware is limited but you can upgrade at an extra cost to paint something else.

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

It cost $8/ person for 20 minutes lousy tour. We went at 1:30pm tour on the 25th June. On the website it didn't mention anything about the cost of the tour. We walked through hot dirty work place. Our tour guide Kayla was nice, but she couldn't tell us much about the place because there was nothing much to say.... More 

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Redwood Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2015

We took a tour and painted stoneware at the Louisville Stoneware site as a Girl Scout activity. Steve was an excellent tour guide. My two daughters really enjoyed learning about the process and painting their own pottery. It will be shipped home to us at a later date-something they are really looking forward to. We will be making this a... More 

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