Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Shopping in Detroit: Pewabic Pottery

When it's time to remodel your Detroit home, whether it's old or new, you'll want to schedule a visit to Detroit's own unique Arts and Crafts Design Studio and Museum: Pewabic Pottery, located on East Jefferson.

One of only three of the original potteries in America founded during the Arts and Crafts Movement, Pewabic Pottery has been in existence since 1903. It is now nationally renowned and home builders and home remodelers alike realize the pride and added resale value inherent in having "made by Pewabic Pottery" design elements in their homes.

Pewabic Pottery was founded by Mary Chase Perry Stratton in a stable on Alfred Street. In 1908, the studio moved to its present location in the beautiful custom-designed (by William Chase Stratton) Tudor Revival building in which it still is located. In 1991, the building was designated a National Historic Landmark; and is the only historic pottery in Michigan.

Pewabic Pottery produces tiles, ornaments, gifts, gardenware, and historic reproductions and adaptations. Custom installations are all over the world, including many national landmarks and government installations.

The work of Pewabic Pottery is well known for its unique glazing of its tiles and other objects.

Today, the in-house designers and artists work with homeowners and architects to create custom tile designs for public buildings, private corporate offices, and private homes.

Pewabic Pottery today includes a museum with tour schedule, an education center, design studio, workshops and exhibits, and an online store.

No matter what design idea, you'll be sure to find something to enhance
your home or office at Pewabic Pottery.

The next time you ride the Detroit People Mover, make sure to notice the "Arts in the Station" murals at the Times Square Station. The murals, designed by Tom Phardel, were specifically commissioned for the 1987 opening of the Detroit People in honor of Detroit architect and philanthropist W. Hawkins Ferry.

Pewabic Pottery is open from 10 -6 Monday through Saturday, and 12 - 4 on Sundays.

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