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.
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.
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.
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.