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Pewabic Pottery

by Arts and Crafts Editor on May 20, 2011

in Art Tile

 

Pewabic Pottery
Address: 10125 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48214
Phone: 313.822.0954
Website: www.pewabic.org

Pewabic Pottery was founded in 1903 by Mary Chase Perry (later Mary Chase Perry Stratton) and her partner, Horace Caulkins (developer of the Revelation Kiln), at the height of the Arts & Crafts movement in America, and to this day creates stunning custom tile murals and fountains for public spaces. For over a century, Pewabic has met and exceeded the standards of the nation’s most exacting architects and interior designers.

Today Pewabic Pottery is a multifaceted institution with active and growing education, exhibition, museum and design and fabrication programs. Pewabic fabricates heirloom quality architectural tiles for public and private installations, gift and commemorative tiles, vessels, gardenware, ornaments and both reproductions and adaptations of its historic designs. It offers classes, workshops, lectures, internships and residency programs for studio potters and other artists as well as outreach programs (hands-on) workshops, summer apprenticeships, classes for gifted and talented students structured to provide unique educational opportunities to students from preschool through high school. Pewabic showcases ceramic works in widely varying styles and techniques by established and emerging artists. Through its historic exhibits, it tells the story of Pewabic’s role in the history of Detroit, the growth of the Arts & Crafts movement in America and the development of ceramic art. Pewabic Pottery was recently recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as a “Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios” site.

Now more than a century old, Pewabic Pottery reflects Mary Stratton’s vision, which she expressed in these words: “It is not the aim of the Pottery to become an enlarged, systematized commercial manufactor in competition with others striving in the same way. Its idea has always been to solve progressively the various ceramic problems that arise in hope of working out the results and artistic effects which may happily remain as memorials….or at least stamp this generation as one which brought about a revival of the ceramic arts and prove an inspiration to those who come after us.”

Pewabic prides itself on the highest quality standards and our century old expertise. Our in-house Design team will make your ordering experience a positive one. Please contact us at design@pewabic.org or (313) 626-2030 to learn more.

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