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Pewabic Pottery

10125 E. Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48214
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Ranked #11 of 87 Attractions in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Specialty Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Watsonville, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 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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47 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Small stop but glad we did. The store is quite wonderful with beautiful pieces. Upstairs are a few pieces of art that are intriguing. Admittedly, I was surprised at how limited and small this location was. Do make time to head upstairs to learn the history of Mary Chase Perry Stratton, one remarkable woman!

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Covington, KY
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119 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I'd never heard of Pewabic before this trip to Detroit. I encountered pieces of their pottery - mostly tiles - in different shops. Pewabic is a pretty "heavy" style of pottery. (Forgive me, I'm not a potter and don't have vocabulary to adequately describe what it really is, so bear with me.) It's not porcelain, in other words. I saw... More

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Westland, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

As a native Detroiter I've heard about Pewabic Pottery for decades but never really "got it". I saw a tile here and there and wasn't impressed. About a week ago we were downtown and decided to check it out and see what the fuss was about. Well, this little "house" on Jefferson Avenue is a great little tourist attraction! We... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I love coming to this place. I love seeing how these amazing tiles are still made in this age old tradition. They still have a lot of the cast iron equipment used from ages ago. Seeing a kiln loaded up is amazing and the staff is always more than talkative enough to answer any questions. The gift shop area has... More

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Pewabic Pottery is a beautiful real working pottery factory. They make all of their own clay and paints for their beautiful tiles and pottery. Many of the historical homes and buildings from Detroit's Golden Age have Pewabic Tiles in them and now you can own a piece of unique history for yourself. They do custom orders and every piece is... More

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Pewabic is a great place to look and to shop. Items are available in a wide range of prices. Beautiful choices! I often buy gifts here for many different occasions. Parking is easy and is secure. A must see if in Detroit!

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