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Pewabic

Address: 10125 E. Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48214
Phone Number: +1 313-822-0954
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Pewabic is a community of makers, educators and innovators devoted to progressing ceramics. We...
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Type: Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Pewabic is a community of makers, educators and innovators devoted to progressing ceramics. We operate as a non-profit dedicated to making ceramics relevant and accessible to all by supporting artistic innovation and creating meaningful learning experiences.

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Just when you think Detroit is nothing but abandoned plants and factories, you find Pewabic. A working museum you can walk through, with kilns, stamping machines, clay mixers, pieces in various stages of development, people willing to talk to you about their work, exhibitions, and a history detailing the role of Pewabic's founders and other developments in the history of... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Interesting to see the history behind the place but also the pride and artistic skills put into the tiles and pottery.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great place to browse for gifts and such. Lots of pottery and clay art to view and purchase.... or just walk around and enjoy the place... and maybe see how the pottery is created !

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Royal Oak, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I purchased tickets, as well as a Pewabic Membership, for my daughter and I to attend the 2014 Raku Party. This was my 4th year to attend the event. Last November I purchased the series of three round half globe pottery wall art for a Christmas gift and several other items since that time. I’ve spent some money in the... More 

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Royal Oak, MI
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I attended the 2014 Raku party for the first time on the advice of a friend. My friend and her daughter have attended these parties for four years in a row and she couldn’t say enough good things about the event – including how much she loved her Raku pieces and how gorgeous they all turned out. I thought I... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Don't let the surrounding neighborhood discourage you. Detroit is rising out of the ashes and this little jewel just keeps on shining and making beautiful works of usable and easily collectible art. There is something for everyone. Tours of the facility are available as well as classes. Kids camps too. It's va big win-win a must-go-to every time I'm in... More 

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Utica, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is a wonderful gem in Detroit - there are beginner classes in just about everything, and there is a leftover sale in August where you can buy old stuff, blems, and discounted items - I can't see most blems and the stuff is gorgeous. I love the classes that they have! Now I have a raku pot that they... More 

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My friend, an artist from New York City visited last year and I took her to Pewabic. She absolutely loved it. They gave us a tour and we had a lovely chat with the archivist and other employees. This place is iconic Detroit and I recommend it to everyone.

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Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

You will see Pewabic tiles throughout Detroit when you visit historic buildings, museums, old homes, etc. in the city. This site is where Mary Stratton began creating her important works of art beginning in the early 1900's. The building is on the National Register, and the museum store is stocked with tiles and pottery available for purchase. The pottery and... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Right on Jefferson, this is a short stop unless you want to meet a designer and have tile made for you, which would require an appointment. I stop by when I can to see what new creations they have. Truely a jem of detroit

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