Koch & Company beautifies living spaces with custom-framing jobs and provides students with the necessary space to paint-their-own canvases with friends. The shop's designers share an aesthetic savvy and will gladly help clients to select from more than 400 frame samples and more than 600 mat samples, tailored to encase paintings, diplomas, and other pieces of art. Koch & Company also offers trained instructors to help students at any level create their own personal pieces of art.
In 1990, Trish Lounsbury opened Celebrations with her husband, Stan, and her father, Ed. They seek out products from artists, designers, and leading companies such as Crane and Sweet Pea when crafting custom invitations and stationery. They also specialize in custom framing for a variety of projects, as well as unique gifts and elegant wrapping papers.
Since 1976, the helpful staff at Bi-Rite Home Store has been dressing bare rooms with furniture, appliances, and electronics. The showroom’s displays invite customers to test the firmness of mattresses from Sterling, Serta, and Corsicana or conduct brief interviews with love seats or office furnishings. In addition to classic and modern furniture, the staff shows off electronic accouterments, including Samsung TVs and GE equipment.
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 style-savvy staff at Red Tree helps homeowners to embellish abodes with distinct, antique-style décor, solid mahogany furniture, and other regularly changing inventory items imported from around the globe. Made by hand from kiln-dried mahogany, Red Tree end tables, china cabinets, and chairs are draped in hand-painted finishes or fabrics chosen from an eclectic collection.
Eight showrooms residing on two floors allow shoppers to peruse kitchen, office, and bedroom furniture, mirrors, bookcases, and knick-knacks. In gratitude for its harvests of rich mahogany, Red Tree peppers international communities with live trees as part of a tree-planting initiative and a trade treaty signed with Mother Nature. So far, as part of its commitment to the environment, Red Tree has planted more than 300,000 trees.
One of the earliest forms of expression, pottery has endured as both a practical and creative skill for thousands of years. At Payne Street Pottery—equal parts gallery, classroom, and studio space—expert ceramicist Tonya Johnson shares her experience with both students and fellow artists. For more than two decades, Tonya has honed her skills at the potter’s wheel, where mounds of earthen clay transform into bowls, pitchers, and platters beneath the fluid pressure of a master's touch. During classes, Tonya begins with the basics of centering and shaping, working with students to craft simple pots before moving on to more advanced projects, such as bottles, pitchers, and models of yourself that might seem believable to the CIA when thrown out of an airplane.