David Stark Plate

One of the country’s most sought-after event designers, David Stark, has partnered with Pewabic to create a unique dinnerware plate.

Stark is known for his inventive re-purposing of free or low-cost materials. His clients include Beyonce, Martha Stewart, Target, Conde Nast, the National Design Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Opera House, and many more.

Guided by David’s artistic vision, Pewabic has created an original piece that was inspired by a recent visit to Detroit. Stark was awe struck by Pewabic’s glaze palette and the creative process started to brew. The David Stark designed plate will be featured at Pewabic’s Museum Store from June 7-Dec 31, 2013.

We are currently accepting orders for late July. Please call our Museum Store at (313) 626-2010 for more information or to place your order. This item can be shipped anywhere within the US.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Gleaners Community Foodbank

Annually, Pewabic Pottery holds a fundraiser to support fellow nonprofit Gleaners Community Foodbank.

For donations of $5.00 to $20.00, participants may choose a bowl donated by local artists, students, children’s workshop participants or the Pewabic staff, with which they may enjoy a meal of soup and bread. Guests may then keep their bowl as a reminder of the prevalence of hunger in our community and our power to overcome that hunger. For every $1 donated through the fundraiser, Gleaners is able to provide 3 meals.

For more visit a Free Press article on Empty Bowls.

C.S. Mott Hospital Opens with Pewabic Installations

University of Michigan opened up its newly designed C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in November of 2011. As part of the hospital’s design, Pewabic’s design team created several tile installtions that adorn pillars and kiosks throughout the hospital. Additionally, Pewabic’s Bedside Art Program produced over 1,600 tiles that were integrated into other tile installations throughout the hospital.

For more on the new hospital view the article on Ann Arbor.com.

For more on the tile project visit the C.S. Mott website.

Traditional Home Article

If you’re ever wondering about how to incorporate Pewabic into your home, here is a good place to start. Traditional Home gives a tours of a home in Bloomfield Hills with a Pewabic fireplace. The homeowners worked with Pewabic designers to create their desired fireplace design.

Read the article in Traditional Home.

Chimney Restroration

The total cost of restoration for the Save Our Chimney Drive was $125,000. With generous support from donors around the United States, we were able to reach our fundraising goal. Now, the chimney stands fully repaired as a sign of the continued growth and of Pewabic Pottery. We would like to express our since appreciate to everyone that made a contribution. Your support made it possible to save this vital piece of infrastructure.

In Mary Chase Perry Stratton’s autobiography she wrote of the chimney:

It was not to be a mere factory stack with its flag of common toil rising into the air. From its tall height were to rise vapors from the sculptured forms in the kilns below; and furthermore, would indicate to all comers the intention and effort which were dependent upon its kindly office.

Health Alliance Plan supports Pewabic’s Bedside Art Program

Pewabic thanks Health Alliance Plan for their generous support of the Bedside Art Fun With Clay program, as the Express Yourself Sponsor. This program provides ceramic art education experiences to hospitalized children at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

For more information on how you can support this program, contact Sandy Schuster, Director of Development, at (313) 822-0954 x126 or email sschuster@pewabic.org.