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Pewabic, Detroit

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Pewabic Pottery is a ceramic studio and school at 10125 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 1903, the studio is known for its iridescent glazes, some of which grace notable buildings such as the Shedd Aquarium and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The pottery continues in operation today, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1991.
The pottery was founded in 1903 by the artist and teacher Mary Chase Perry Stratton and Horace James Caulkins, her business partner. Caulkins was considered a high-heat and kiln specialist, and developed the "Revelation kiln". Mary Perry Stratton was "the artistic and marketing force." The collaboration of two and their blend of art and technology gave the pottery its distinctive qualities as Detroit's contribution to the International Arts and Crafts movement and exemplified the American Craftsman Style.
The word Pewabic is derived from the Ojibwa (or Chippewa) word "wabic", which means metal, or "bewabic", which means iron or steel, and specifically referring to the "Pewabic" Upper Peninsula copper mine where Ms. Stratton walked with her father. The company is well known for the unusual iridescent glaze covering the pottery and tiles created in a manner outlined by the International Arts and Crafts movement.
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  • Some of the most beautiful examples of art, these tiles are very special. I bought a gorgeous vase. Come check out Detrtoit history! 
    Some of the most beautiful examples of art, these tiles are very special. I bought a gorgeous vase. Come check out Detrtoit history!  more »
  • This is an outstanding place of art and history in one location.Perfectly located north of downtown and north of beautiful Belle Isle National Park. There is a small museum on the top floor and... 
    This is an outstanding place of art and history in one location.Perfectly located north of downtown and north of beautiful Belle Isle National Park. There is a small museum on the top floor and...  more »
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  • Great historic tile and earthware factory and shop. They produce top notch custom tiles on site. We really enjoyed the excellent tour of the factory which gave great insights into the creation of the tiles.
  • Beautiful art answer larger selection in the shop than on line. Definitely, worth the visit and product.

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