This Season, Many Generations Will Set the Perfect Thanksgiving Table with Hadley Pottery

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Now families across the country can order Hadley’s special Thanksgiving platter and coasters at Thanksgiving items ordered by November 17 will be delivered by November 24.

As Americans prepare their homes and tables for the holiday season, they can now shop for Hadley tableware and serving items online. Hadley Pottery, maker of hand-crafted stoneware for 70 years, is now offering customers the opportunity to make purchases online at Among the holiday-themed items available online are a 13” round Thanksgiving serving platter and 4” round Thanksgiving coasters. Christmas and winter-themed pottery is also available online, as well as dozens of traditional Hadley patterns inspired by the renowned artist Mary Alice Hadley.

For generations of families, Hadley Pottery has held a special place on the dining table for both everyday meals and special holiday gatherings. Its many whimsical patterns appeal to a wide variety of interests and decorating styles, and most Hadley collectors share their passion with other generations of women in their family. Throughout the holiday season, Hadley dishes, bowls, coffee sets, serving platters and specialty items often serve as the traditional focal points of the holiday table.

This year, Hadley collectors are encouraged to share their Thanksgiving decorating ideas with other collectors on the Hadley Pottery blog ( or on Hadley Pottery’s Facebook page. They can also share Thanksgiving recipes, photos of their Hadley pieces, holiday gift ideas and personal stories about how they first came to collect Hadley Pottery.

Elaine Burkhardt, Director of Marketing for Hadley Pottery, says the multi-generational aspect of Hadley is never more evident than during the holiday season. “We have heard wonderful stories from Hadley lovers across the country who have used the pottery for years. Many people tell me that they inherited their pottery from a mother or grandmother” she says. “The stories are warm and nostalgic, and full of wonderful memories of past holiday celebrations.”

To receive the Thanksgiving serving platter and coasters by Wednesday, November 24, 2010, online orders should be placed by Sunday, November 17. Pricing and shipping information is available at

About Hadley Pottery

Inspired by the designs of renowned artist Mary Alice Hadley, Hadley Pottery is an American classic, cherished by everyday users, enthusiasts, and collectors across the United States and around the world. Often described as simple, whimsical, and warm, the hand-painted Hadley designs are remarkable in their ability to capture the essence and emotion of a time, a place, or a memory.

Hadley stoneware is extremely durable, and is often used by collectors as their every day china. Made from clay native to Kentucky and Indiana, the stoneware is hand-painted, glazed, and then kiln-fired at 2100 degrees Fahrenheit, making it highly resistant to chipping and scratching. It is lead-free and oven, microwave, and dishwasher-safe. Each hand-crafted piece is signed by an artist trained by a protégé of Mary Alice Hadley. The hand painted signature is the mark of genuine Hadley stoneware.

Since Hadley Pottery’s beginning in 1940, its founder’s unique vision and style have been widely imitated. But the original spirit and creative energy of Mary Alice Hadley is still alive in the historic pottery on Story Avenue in Louisville. Visit us at our new web site and download our catalog.

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