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Pewabic Pottery

10125 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit  Michigan  48214
United States
(313) 822-0954
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Damaine Vonada
More than 100 years old, Pewabic Pottery continues to practice to the traditional Arts and Crafts style that's made it well-known.

Located since 1907 in the same Tudor-style building, a National Historic Landmark, Pewabic Pottery continues to embrace its renowned Arts and Crafts style in all of its tiles, dinnerware, vases and other items. The pottery is known for its iridescent glazes and simple yet evocative designs, and the tile is used in residences and commercial and public buildings, including some you may have seen --from Herald Square in New York to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago to Comerica Park in Detroit. You can take self-guided (free) and docent-led ($5) tours to learn the pottery's history and explore studios and galleries. For an extra fee, tours include a hands-on workshop where visitors can make their own 4x4-inch tile. The studio is a bit congested with pots and kilns, so skip the tour if you don't like tight spaces. The on-site store offers tiles and pottery for sale. While single tiles can be relatively inexpensive, starting at about $14, dinnerware is pricey, with dinner plates costing $50 and platters costing $125. If you're looking for a bargain, check out the pottery's annual August sale, where many items are discounted as much as 50 percent.

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