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Hadley Pottery Factory

M.A Hadley Pottery Factory & Handcrafted American Pottery

Since its serendipitous beginning in 1940, Mary Alice Hadley’s unique vision and style has been widely imitated. But her original spirit and creative energy is still alive in the historic Hadley Pottery Factory on Story Avenue in Louisville, KY. Artist trained by protégés of Mary Alice Hadley still continue the tradition of creating hand painted pottery that evokes wit, whimsy and warmth. Learn How Hadley Pottery is made today.

Come visit the Hadley Pottery Factory during your visit to Louisville. Join the thousands of Hadley fans who have toured the Pottery and shopped in our factory showroom. Open stock is maintained in fifteen original patterns and is applied to a wide selection of items such as plates, pitchers, bowls, mugs and tea pots. All of the stoneware designs in use today were created or suggested by Mary Alice Hadley. Each piece bears the hand-painted mark "M.A. Hadley."

Our hand-crafted pottery is highly durable stoneware, fired at 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit to create a long-lasting and chip resistant finish. Hadley pottery is microwave, dishwasher and oven safe and is also lead free.

View a 3-minute video segment on how Hadley Pottery is made, as shown on "Made in Kentuckiana" on WHS11 TV.

View our Hours and Directions to our factory, including details about our factory tours.