About Us

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 Chang Building (1926), which was once a bakery and pool hall.

Joanna Carolan

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.

Hand painted Hawaiian ceramic tiles

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.

Studio and Gallery in Old Hanapepe Town-Historic Chang BuildingVisit 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!