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$15 for a Paint-Your-Own Pottery Outing with Factory Tour (a $30 Value)
After selecting a piece of pottery—such as a mug or figurine—artists use provided supplies to paint custom designs onto their piece. Staff members then glaze and fire pieces, which are ready for pickup at Louisville Stoneware within 10 days. During tours, visitors learn about the stoneware firm's nearly 200-year-old history and marvel at items created by the hands of no fewer than 20 artisans.
Since 1815, Louisville Stoneware's artisans have been transforming natural stoneware clay—harvested from deposits in Kentucky and Indiana—into elaborate table fixtures through an awe-inspiring series of crafting techniques. 20 pairs of skilled hands conspire to mix, form, and paint each functional art piece before professional fire tamers arrange finished items in the factory kiln, which reaches 2,350 degrees, to melt glazes into a glassy, durable surface. Hundreds of stoneware masterpieces emerge from this artistic inferno, filling the firm's shelves with serveware and home decor. Personalized mugs commemorate special occasions, and birdhouses work to fill yards with the melodies of avian pop stars.
Alternatively, visitors can decorate their own stoneware using vibrant paints and included supplies. After customers finish their work, staff members glaze, fire, and verbally quiz creations to ready them for lifetimes spent atop fireplace mantels.