Home of Rockbridge County artist is the perfect cup of joe

By Caroline Leak

What was once a bar and a canoe rental shop is now an art studio on Route 11 between Lexington and Buena Vista. The Coffee Pot House, named after its unique shape, has attracted many passers-by and locals into its gallery. Owner Mark Breithaupt works with steel, stone and mixed media to create functional and fine works of art.