Thursday, May 08, 2014

Pewabic Pottery

The Pewabic Pottery Company was founded in 1904 by Mary Chase Perry, one of the leaders of the city's turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts movement.Three years later, she attained a beautiful building on Jefferson Avenue to house the new company, designed by her good friend who would later become her husband, architect William B Stratton. The cozy look both inside and out provided the right atmosphere for a small-scale handicraft industry. The building today is a National Historic Landmark. A countless number of the city's most prestigious homes and buildings include Pewabic tiles, among them the Guardian Building and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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