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.