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Banana Patch Studio, Eleele

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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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  • The Banana Patch Studio is one of the best places to shop in Hanapepe. It offers quality and unique items, including Kauai-made ceramics. This is one of my go-to places to shop for souvenirs to... 
    The Banana Patch Studio is one of the best places to shop in Hanapepe. It offers quality and unique items, including Kauai-made ceramics. This is one of my go-to places to shop for souvenirs to...  more »
  • It was so hard to pick what to buy-I wanted some of everything! The dishes were beautiful. I could see women in the next room hand painting tiles. Lovely prints, etc. from local artists. Notecards... 
    It was so hard to pick what to buy-I wanted some of everything! The dishes were beautiful. I could see women in the next room hand painting tiles. Lovely prints, etc. from local artists. Notecards...  more »
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  • Very cute little shop. We watched through a large glass window as the ceramics were being hand painted. Happy to find this local shop where everything is created and produced there in Kauai.
  • Amazing, hand painted, fantastic art! Go support local businesses and local artists! Highly recommend this place!

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