Experience the excitement of working with Pewabic artists to select, decorate and fire a pot. At the end of your session, you will go home with your own piece of Raku art. This exciting hands-on experience helps to support Pewabic’s education programs. Each year, we serve nearly 14,000 individuals, and your participation at this event helps make it possible!
We will have live music, Amicci’s Pizza onsite and seasonal beer from Atwater. Pizza and beer will be sold from noon-9:30 PM. A 12″ pizza will be sold for $10. A pint of beer will be sold for $5. Musicians will play between 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM. Guests in earlier sessions are welcome to bring beverages and fare to Raku Party.
PLEASE NOTE: FOR EACH RAKU PARTY ATTENDEE, THE COST IS $65.00 FOR THE FIRST VESSEL AND $30.00 FOR A SECOND VESSEL. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL OUR STORE, (313) 626-2010.
TRINITY’S FAVORITE THINGS
COLORS: pink and purple
MOVIE: The Lego Movie
FOODS: pancakes in the morning and noodles later in the day
BOOK: Doc McStuffins
PASTIME: Singing to “Everything is Awesome”
Trinity is a five year old Detroit Public Schools student. She is one of the students in our Pre-K art classes. READ MORE
Zachary Marshall is a Pre-K Detroit Public Schools student. Once every other week, a teacher from Pewabic visits Zach’s classroom to give an art lesson. In our classes, we use clay to teach Zach and his classmates fundamental art concepts.
Every year, Pewabic staff venture out to attend NCECA’s annual conference, and this year is no different. NCECA is the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, a 501(c)3 organization that engages and sustains a community for ceramic art, teaching and learning. This year, marks the 49th annual conference. It will begin this week in Providence, Rhode Island, and Pewabic will be well represented by staff including our Fabrication Supervisor Alex Thullen.
Alex preparing glaze at Pewabic.
Prior to opening Pewabic with Mary Chase Perry Stratton, Horace Caulkins was an entrepreneur of dental supplies in the late 1800s. Caulkin’s dental supply business included one of his very own inventions, The Revelation Kiln. Caulkins sold his kilns to dentists for firing enamel for their patients. He was positive that his kiln would be a perfect addition to his trade business.
Pewabic’s founders, Mary Chase Perry Stratton and Horace Caulkins began their ceramic business in 1903 in Detroit, MI.
Stratton and Caulkins opened Pewabic in 1903, however, the name was not adopted until 1904.
First named the “Stable Studio”, Stratton decided to pick a more fitting name. When thinking of a proper title, she was a little unsure. She discussed her thoughts with Caulkins and they settled on a few choices ranging from “Starbright”, to “Hamtramck”, to also “Pewabic”. In 1904, they decided to name the business Pewabic, a call back to Mary Stratton’s childhood. They discussed the name more and finally settled on Pewabic.