Happy Birthday Mary!


Pewabic’s cofounder, Mary Chase Perry Stratton,was born on this day in 1867 in the small mining town of Hancock, MI. An active artist and entrepreneur at a time when women didn’t even have the right to vote, Mary had a profound impact on Detroit’s artistic and cultural life. She was a founding member of the Detroit Arts & Crafts Society and later served as a trustee of what is now the Detroit Institute of Arts. She established the ceramics department at the University of Michigan, taught at Wayne State University, and was awarded honorary degrees from both schools. Most of all, she was an artist and passionate advocate for beautiful work crafted by hand.

With Pewabic, she created a vibrant pottery that helped shape the architectural fabric of Detroit. We are proud to be continuing the remarkable legacy of craftsmanship she began more than a century ago. In honor of her milestone anniversary, we will be celebrating her creative spirit throughout the year. We’ll be introducing new glazes, revisiting some of her original designs, and showcasing her history in an exhibition of work from our archives.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and sign up for our newsletter  to follow along for this year long celebration!


Pardon Our Dust

Pewabic Pottery’s online store is currently being upgraded to better serve you! The new web store will feature larger images, mobile responsiveness, and other features to improve your shopping experience.

The web store is scheduled to relaunch as soon as the conversion is complete, which is scheduled for sometime on Wednesday, February 1st. Updates will be posted if the timeline changes.

If you would like to make a purchase while the upgrades are in progress please visit our historic landmark at 10125 E. Jefferson Ave in Detroit, or call 313.626.2018.

Please contact our Order Coordinator if you have questions, need assistance, or experience issues once the web store has come back online. Thank you for your patience.