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Review of Pewabic

Pewabic
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Reviewed April 4, 2013

The pottery at Pewabic is very tasteful and of very high quality. The designs are original, the glazes lovely and muted. Every time that I have visited Pewabic Pottery, I have found a treasure that I just had to have. The tiles in particular are lovely works of art and make excellent gifts. home

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a quaint building that highlights some of Detroit's Golden-Era glory. The pottery has been in business for over a century. The vintage pieces in the museum are a must-see for ceramics enthusiasts! In addition to their own pottery they sell works from other top-notch artists such as Mary Philpot and David Ellison.

1  Thank Anne K
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

There was just mainly the gift shop. You could walk around in the back, but nothing was going on. Maybe on a day when they are actually in production would be better.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

First saw Pewabic pieces at Falling Water, and fell in love with the great lines and colors. This place is amazing and worth the drive into town to see. I am unfamiliar with Detroit, but it was very easy to find, great parking, etc. The Pewabic pieces for sale in the store are beautiful and a wide assortment, but the real icing on the cake was the huge offering of dozens of pottery artists from around the country. Also bought a Jemerick piece, and admired works from many other studios. I had several things shipped home, as did a friend, and all arrived in mint condition.

3  Thank Susan S
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

In the early part of the 20th Century some amazing, hand crafted tiles came out of this place and wound up in some of the fanciest homes in and near the city. It is common to see real estate listings brag a house has Pewabic tile. The current home is small, but charming, with samples of the tile they make for sale. It may not be obvious, but no one will complain if you wander around the workrooms and ask questions of the artisans and students who may be there when you visit.

1  Thank 1TravelDragon
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