Hadley Mug Christmas Tree
Mary Alice Hadley was born into a family of clay tile makers where her knowledge of working with clay first developed. Exhibiting an early interest in art and design, she ultimately became a widely recognized painter, winning numerous awards and acclaim from New York to Los Angeles. By the late 1930s Mary Alice Hadley began melding her artistic talent with her knowledge of clay ware. The creative result was a set of a custom dishes that caused such a stir among her friends and acquaintances that the idea for a business was born. Supplying those early requests provided wide circulation for her pottery and soon orders began to arrive from across the country. With the help of her husband, George, the Hadley Pottery Company was formed early in 1940. The warm and whimsical designs that Mary Alice Hadley created have attracted multitudes of fans over the last 70 years and are still finding their way into the hearts of new Hadley enthusiasts every day. She worked at the Pottery until her death in 1965. George Hadley continued to run the business until it was sold in 1979 to Louisville natives, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Moore. In September 2009, new partners joined the Hadley ownership group, but operations remain largely the same as they were when the company was started. The creative inspiration that Mary Alice Hadley brought to the ware still lives today. Hadley Stoneware is extremely durable. Made from clay native to Kentucky and Indiana, the ware is hand painted, glazed, and then kiln-fired to 2100 degrees Fahrenheit, making it highly resistant to chipping and scratching. The inside bottom of this mug reveals "Ho Ho" when the coffee is all gone. This is a great Christmas gift for the avid coffee drinker.
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