A Little Bit of Bybee Handmade Pottery
11617 Main Street
Middletown KY 40243
Phone: (502) 245-0557
Fax: (502) 245-0656
The oldest existing pottery west of the Alleghenies, Bybee Pottery is located in the small rural town of Bybee, among the southern hills of Madison County, Kentucky. The old log building has housed the equipment and business of the Bybee Pottery for over a century. It stands as a landmark of pioneered days. Legend states that this pottery was originally established in 1809, and actual sales records prove its existence as a thriving industry as early as 1845.
The process of mining the clay, grinding it in the antique pug mill, throwing and shaping it by hand into articles of ornamental and practical use on the potter's wheel, is very much the same today as it was over a century ago.
After working as an apprentice under his uncle, Walter Cornelison, Ron Stambaugh brought a little bit of Bybee pottery to Middletown, Kentucky, a suburb of Louisville.
Made in Middletown, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, buy local, American made, Kentucky made, pottery
Tours Available: Yes
Brick & Mortar: Yes
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|Date added: 15.7.2008|