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Address: 10125 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214-3138
Phone Number:
+1 313-626-2062
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Wonderful shop where all of the tiles are made...many with historical significance! Definitely worth a visit and a purchase!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
mjmnam
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful shop where all of the tiles are made...many with historical significance! Definitely worth a visit and a purchase!

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great family activity. sign up for classes. Great for kids and adults Start with the free form class - excellent Raku session at the end! Working withe wheel could be difficult and frustrating for kids under 12.

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Thank Isa G
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pewabic pottery has something for everyone! Beautiful tile, vases, ornaments & dishes. For Years I've been saying I'm going to take a class. Its also located right outside of Indian village & not to far from Belle Isle.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had not heard of Pewabic pottery until we visited the DIA but we loved what we saw so went to the pottery itself. The staff were very helpful and showed us round the pottery which is still in everyday use. There is a small museum exhibition upstairs and there are two galleries with pots for sale: one from the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Beginning at the start of the 20th C., Pewabic pottery is in the arts and crafts style. I personally like a&c and have come several times over the years. However, in order to survive, I think they should start to incorporate some newer designs and more approachable entry level pricing. They do have an area where they display and sell... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I came here on Sunday afternoon just 15 minutes before they closed. I wasn't able to explore the full place though what I did was pretty good! The ceramics and pottery are beautiful! And the history behind them is cool! It's a nice quaint dwelling! I would like to come back to explore more and maybe take a tour or... More 

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Fraser, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went as a group on a tour of the building and to create a tile. It was wonderful and a great experience. So much to the art and so much to the building historically.

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Went on a tour today with several of my 'Senior Citizen' friends. ALETHEA was our guide and art teacher. Yes I said - 'Art Teacher' , as not only did she give an awesome tour loaded with information about the Pewabic, she also instructed us in creating our own Pewabic tiles. Our imaginations and craftsmanship was enjoyed by all. Who... More 

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Tomball, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Went with a business group. Loved the history and had a great time making our own tiles. It helped me appreciate pews if tile installations that we saw around town.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

When guests come to Detroit, I always take those who love shopping to Pewabic. It's part craft museum/part gift shop and the selection is unique. I'm particularly fond of the tiles, which spruce up a bath or kitchen. For those on a budget, the student sales area offers some inexpensive but lovely work.

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