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Address: 10125 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214-3138
Phone Number: 13136262062
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Pewabic is a National Historic Landmark pottery located in Detroit,...

Pewabic is a National Historic Landmark pottery located in Detroit, Michigan. The pottery is housed in a Tudor Revival style building designed by architect William Buck Stratton and built in 1903. The public is welcome to tour our historic pottery seven days a week at no charge. We also provide docent led tours for groups of 10 or more for a small fee. Pewabic is nationally known for its iridescent glazes, architectural tile designs and ceramic giftware. Pewabic operates as a non-profit dedicated to enriching the human spirit with clay.

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So glad I went to visit and learn about the place. Beautiful tiles and great story behind the pewabic pottery

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Susan M
Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad I went to visit and learn about the place. Beautiful tiles and great story behind the pewabic pottery

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pottery is a great place to learn about the American history. We also booked a course where we did our own tiles and learned about the art of doing pottery and the different clays to be used. This was quite some fun, so that I can only recommend to do this with friends if you have the time. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether your looking for great souvenir to remember your trip to Detroit, a gift or something to decorate your home, you'll find it at Pewabic Pottery. There's a wonderful selection of handmade tiles, many representing famous Detroit icons, as well as other decorative imagery. Beautiful ceramic pieces and much much more can be found here. On the second floor is... More 

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

i had a tour here, it seems a good rainny day thing to do. the pottery here is very expensive as it is all hand made

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Ann Arbor, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I like pots and decorative tiles and Pewabic has both. Plus, the house-like building houses a mini (very mini) museum where some original works are on display. In addition, you can see where the products are made and spend WAY MORE than you should in the store. Pewabic is a true, historic Detroit landmark. Visiting the Art Deco buildings in... More 

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grosse pointe michigan usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I just spent an hour at the Pewabic Pottery chosing a gift for a friend; there were so many choices of beaultiful pottery. The second floor houses an exhibit of Pewabic history and is not to be missed.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Pewabic's retail store is packed with beautiful pieces ranging from vases to clocks. In addition, current artists sell their works towards the back of shop with such varying techniques, that there is sure to be something for everyone. Be prepared for high price tags if you're buying, but also fun just to browse these beautiful works!

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Massillon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

First time visitor to the Pewabic Pottery and it was most enjoyable. Enjoyed the retail store as well as the opportunity to tour the plant. Very friendly employees. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Detroit.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

I love arts and crafts pottery and Pewabic didn't disappoint. It was a bit out of the way, but worth the drive. Their pottery is pretty expensive, but really distinctive. Their showroom is small, but packed with vases, plates, tiles, etc. And they have well-priced jewelry, if you're looking for something smaller or easier on the budget. We tried to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

It feels great to visit something made in Detroit. This historic venue makes pottery (tiles and vases) and has a school for potters. The museum upstairs was really neat. Makes me want to redo our whole house! Would not recommend bringing children here.

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