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Pewabic Pottery

10125 E. Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48214
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Ranked #13 of 89 Attractions in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
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Utica, Michigan
20 reviews 20 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
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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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Canton, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Pewabic pottery is one of the great craft productions in Detroit. Their art tiles defined the arts and crafts movement in the city and region, and the pottery is still firing the work. If you have an interest in the arts and crafts this is a must visit - they still supply tiles and custom work, and this is a... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I have been to Pewabic Pottery several times and always enjoy the exhibits and to see what new glazes and pottery they are developing. The Roku party was a chance to for us non-artistic types to play with glazes on a pre-formed piece of pottery. Added bonus was a nice vase to take home.

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Watsonville, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Pewabic Pottery is a jewel both inside and out that showcases ceramic pottery as a historical high art in the city of Detroit. Tucked away, a bit tricky to find but worth the search .

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Huntington Beach, California
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261 reviews 261 reviews
129 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The building is small. There is a small museum upstairs. The first floor has a shop and the manufacturing area. There is a free self guided tour of the manufacturing area. We arrive late in the day and there wasn't anything going on there. Pewabic tiles decorate some of the famous buildings from the golden age of Detroit.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Pewabic Pottery Studio, founded in 1903, is a great place to visit near downtown Detroit. Housed in the original building, and with a vibrant and ongoing program of ceramics, it's a great place to learn about the history of early 20th century pottery in the U.S. The building is beautiful, there's an upstairs gallery (with fantastic modern ceramics sculpture... More

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Washington, DC
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121 reviews 121 reviews
47 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you want something that your grandmother would have loved, here is the place. Pottery with the look and feel of the 10s, 20s, and 30s. Some decently priced, some preposterously so: Pottery watering pot for $465.

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