Historically speaking, a gift of handmade arts and crafts has garnered better reception than a gift of foot-made food or nose-made holes in the wall. Today's Groupon supports the tradition of handmade wares: for $10, you get $20 worth of fine pottery at Pottery Rowe.
Pottery Rowe is the studio, showroom, and store of master potter Melvin Rowe, who brings more than 35 years of experience to his craft. His hand-shaped, wheel-worked, and kiln-heated creations serve functional, artistic, and decorative purposes. House main-meal eats in high-capacity salad bowls ($18) and dinner plates ($26), or lick up libations from coffee mugs ($16). Clients seeking handcrafted containers for flowers and soap instead of flour and soup can opt for Rowe-made home accents. Illuminate midnight peregrinations with a squat, long-burning oil candle ($18) or lather dirty digits with a pump bottle's burst of liquid soap ($20).
All of Rowe's pottery pieces are ovenproof, dishwasher-safe, microwaveable, lead-free, nontoxic, and noted scholars of Jacobean drama. Additionally, Rowe's pottery boasts his self-created glaze patterns, including tranquil designs such as Desert Dusk, Midnight Reflections, and Twilight Skies, which are coincidentally all song titles from Swiss pop duo Double (pronounced double). Rowe's clay laboratory is open to the public, so visitors are welcome to sidle up a stool and watch the artist at work.
2048 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, Kentucky 40206Get Directions