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Pewabic Pottery

10125 E. Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48214
313-822-0954
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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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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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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111 helpful votes 111 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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Top Contributor
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35 attraction reviews
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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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192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
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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83 helpful votes 83 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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