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 for the home and kitchen since 1815.
On the Stoneware Art Factory tour, follow the steps of more than 20 skilled artisans who take the clay from raw form to completed piece. Pick from a wide selection of pottery pieces and use the same tools and glazes as Stoneware?s artisans, to decorate your own masterpiece. Once complete, your piece will be glazed and fired by Stoneware staff. After its time in the kiln, it?ll be ready for pick-up in about 7 to 10 business days. Allow 1 to 2 hours.
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.
The Woodcraft name stretches from coast to coast with locations peppered throughout the United States, ensuring that Americans are well equipped with the brand-name tools and woodworking supplies needed to pursue handyman endeavors. At Woodcraft of Birmingham, a collection of hand tools waits patiently to hammer down nails and saw brave magician assistants in half, and a variety of power tools—including drills, sanders, and grinders—adds electric oomph to construction projects. In addition to performing in-store demonstrations of new products, the shop’s wise whittlers call upon more than 80 years of collective knowledge to lead various crafts classes, in which participants learn how to carve sophisticated pens, assemble wooden step stools, and use table saws.
BlueCotton emblazons customized images on stylish apparel with screen-printing, digital printing, and embroidery using a web-based design studio lauded by Gizmodo for its sophistication. Start up the online clothing concoctor and devise a one-of-a-kind creation by using pre-planned design ideas, uploading your own art, or starting from scratch. Torso toggers can declare their love for William Howard Taft with a custom-printed T-shirt ($27.95–$41.95 for one cotton T-shirt with two colors on the front and back) or swaddle extremities in warmth with a customized hoodie ($40.95–$51.95 for one with two colors on the front and back). Individually embroidered hats ($39.70–$44.67 for one) pair perfectly with the accented arms of an Augusta baseball jersey ($35.95–$38.95 for one with two colors on the front and back) to outfit an entire athletic league or proclaim inner passion for a team of one, and tote bags cart carryables with a stylish customized message ($28.95–$41.95 for two colors on the front and back). Pricing decreases per item for bulk orders; a 2000 Gildan Ultra Cotton Tee with two colors on the front and back starts at $27.95, or 10 for $14.85 each, 35 for $11.20 each, or 75 for $8.61 each. Since printing is performed on the premises, BlueCotton prides themselves on customer service and individual requests and creative customizations are easily achieved, and with a few special instructions, images can be adjusted, colors can be matched, and jersey numbers can be divided by zero.
Elegant Carriages escorts visitors along scenic Cincinnati byways in exquisite horse-drawn carriages. Before or after dinner, riders can get picked up straight from the restaurant and enjoy the peaceful streets of Cincinnati in an open-air buggy without the roofed confines of a car or paddywagon. Drivers are dapper, horses are groomed and pro-neigh, and the route is carefully guided to ensure maximum safety and sightseeing surprises.
The attractions at New Heights literally stretch from floor to ceiling. On the ground, a mechanical bull shifts and bucks, and an inflatable jousting ring inspires human-versus-human combat. As for its vertical pursuits, New Heights houses a 25-foot climbing wall, an inflatable slide, and a Euro bungee that gives patrons enough air to bounce and flip at up to 25 feet. New Heights also boasts a talented staff made up of face painters, clowns, magicians, caricature artists, and a musical impersonator who will travel to entertain at local parties and events.
Lamps, sconces, and chandeliers cast a warm glow over cozy furnishings inside Lighting EFX's two showrooms, which the owners designed to "enhance the visual experience" of their clients. Their knowledgeable sales team greets customers and helps them navigate through indoor and outdoor lighting arrangements, both flocked by home accent pieces and migratory pink-flamingo statuettes. From among their merchandise, ceiling lights illuminate domiciles from overhead, and an array of stained-glass or polished-chrome accent lamps add both style and brightness to rooms. Old-fashioned outdoor gas lamps, all boasting an oil-rubbed bronze finish, cling to walls or stand atop posts, as a swarm of exterior hanging lights dot the night air.