Pewabic Pottery is a living treasure and offers visitors an exciting glimpse of a little known part of American history. Founded in 1903 during the Arts & Crafts Movement, Pewabic is nationally renowned for its tile and pottery in unique glazes. Today it is a non profit ceramic art education center which welcomes 70,000 visitors annually.
Photographer DetroitDerek’s Flickr page goes on to mention:
Now a Historic National Landmark, the studio and school at Pewabic Pottery first opened in 1903. Their pottery is on display all over the world, including the Louvre in Paris.They are also famous for their special glazed tiles, some are in use at Comerica Park in Detroit with the Detroit Tiger’s English D on them, and at numerous Detroit Landmarks.
Model D has a YouTube vid on the unique pottery that is a great watch…. So watch it!
Other resources to learn more about Pewabic Pottery:
Google timeline – Pewabic Pottery, 1900-2008
Wikipedia – Pewabic Pottery
Pewabic Vessels in the Margaret Watson Parker Collection
National Park Service’s Pewabic Pottery page
girl in the D – Detroit’s Pewabic Pottery
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