Pewabic is many things. To many people.

Pewabic is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit dedicated to enriching the human spirit through clay.


Our founder, Mary Chase Perry Stratton, was an innovator. In the early twentieth century, her experiments with glazes changed the face of contemporary ceramics. That spirit – her living legacy – is what drives Pewabic today.


Pewabic was founded in 1903 – and while many things have changed, our culture remains the same. We foster a progressive environment by celebrating new artists, exhibiting innovative work and offering opportunities to explore, experiment and invent.


We continue to redefine our role in the community through outreach and education, looking for new ways to make ceramics relevant and accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. We believe that everyone has creativity waiting to come out.

Like our founder, we are creating our next makers, artists and appreciators. And like our founder, we are supporting and recognizing the contributions of everyone who takes part.


Catherine Dobrowitsky, Chair
Rick Portwood, Vice Chair
Davira Taragin, Secretary
Clifford Snyder, Treasurer

Erika Baker
Charles Bullock
Brian Carnaghi
Kenneth Crutcher
David Fox
Roger Garrett
Marie T. Hermann
Terese Ireland-Salisbury
Rachel Lutz
Jennifer Neumann
Anne O’Connor
Greg Tom
Laura Trudeau
Paul Urbanek

Steve McBride, Executive Director


2016 Tax Form 990
2016 Audited Financials
2015 Tax Form 990
2015 Audited Financials
2014 Tax Form 990
2014 Audited Financials
2013 Tax Form 990
2013 Audited Financials