"A Sight for Sore Eyes" Pewabic Pottery Tip by pedersdottir

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit: 2 reviews and 1 photos

  Detroit Tigers: Logo in Tile
by pedersdottir
 
 

Incongruously enough, the Motor City gave birth to an Applied Art of note. Founded at the height of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in 1903, the Pewabic Pottery continues to produce tiles that decorate notable buildings both public and private. In Michigan, Pewabic tile installations may be seen in Christ Church at Cranbrook, the St. Paul Cathedral in Detroit, the Detroit Public Library and at Comerica Park. Around the US Pewabic designs are located in the New York Herald Square Metro station, Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, and the Nebraska State House, among many others.

The pottery building at 16125 E. Jefferson is now a National Historic Landmark itself. To see and learn more about Pewabic visit the in-house museum on the 2nd floor of the pottery.

Pictured here is a portion of the exterior wall decor of Comerica Park, the new home field of Detroit Tigers baseball.

Address: 10125 E. Jefferson Ave. Detroit, MI 48214
Directions: 1.5 miles East of the Belle Isle bridge
Phone: 313-822-0954
Website: http://www.pewabic.com

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  • Updated Jul 25, 2004
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