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Banana Patch Studio, Kauai

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Banana Patch Studio's hand painted ceramic tiles, pottery and fine art are made on the sunny west side of Kauai in Old Hanapepe town. The studio is located in the beautifully restored Historic Change Building (1926), which was once a bakery and pool hall.

Kauai artist, Joanna Carolan, started Banana Patch Studio in 1991. Initially a one-woman operation, Banana Patch Studio now employs over 20 artists, all creating unique tiles, pottery and fine art. Visit our studio in Hanapepe and watch artists at work creating vibrant hand painted ceramic tiles and pottery. In addition, view the wonderful artwork of Joanna Carolan and other local Kauai artists.

Banana Patch Studio’s ceramic tiles, wall plaques, clocks and pottery are all hand painted with aloha using lead-free glazes and kiln fired to 1890°F. Photovoltaic solar panels are used to power our electric kilns. The weather in Hanapepe is usually sunny, so when our kilns are not in use, our photovoltaic panels contribute electricity to Kauai’s grid.

Visit Banana Patch Studio on the island of Kauai in Historic Hanapepe Town or at Kong Lung Center in Kilauea.

Our original "Mahalo for removing your shoes" tiles grace many front doors as a reminder of the local custom to remove your shoes before entering a Hawaiian home. Made with Aloha!
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  • This studio was perhaps the nicest art store on Kauai. Great for art and gifts for yourself and others.  more »
  • We always visit the Banana Patch Studio at least once during our visit on Kauai. Love their tiles, and they carry my favorite spices. Always something new there! What makes the shop special is the man...  more »
  • Nice selection of locally made objects. We picked up soap, spices, cat treats, and thank you cards for ourselves and pearl earrings for my mother. They have some cool mugs and other various ceramics available (and will ship them!) as well as local art. Well worth a visit.
  • This place was a good place for souvenirs for family back home. The selection ranged from touristy chachkees to really nice handmade tile artwork. One really cool aspect of the store is that one wall is all windows and shows the studio where the artists are working. Prices were reasonable and the quality of the merchandise was very good.

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