Pewabic Celebrates 40 Years as a Nonprofit Organization

February 11, 2021 3 Comments

Pewabic Pottery photographed before 1912

 

After our co-founder Mary Chase Perry Stratton’s death in 1961, and a period of transition that included the pottery serving as a satellite campus for Michigan State University, a group of Pewabic supporters gathered together to form the Pewabic Society, Inc. This nonprofit organization sought to carry on Pewabic’s legacy as an important historical, cultural, and educational icon in the city of Detroit.  

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Pewabic Society Inc. taking ownership of the pottery. As we explore the past four decades of Pewabic’s history, we look to celebrate the artists, historians, educators, and supporters who banded together to carry Pewabic into the 21st century.

 

BE A PART OF THE CELEBRATION!

If you have any photos, videos, or memories of Pewabic, we would love for you to share them with us. Share your stories, photos, video, and other related materials through the comments below, via email to news@pewabic.orgsend us a direct message on Facebook or Instagram, or mail them to Pewabic Pottery, Attn: Pewabic Stories Project, 10125 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214.

 

Detroit Free Press article published in 1967 covering the MSU acquisition of the pottery

  

 





3 Responses

Agnes Gira
Agnes Gira

February 26, 2021

memories.

Agnes Gira
Agnes Gira

February 26, 2021

Old man loved that Raku Party.
His first attempt,he amazed himself.
We lost him in December 2020.
The vases are still here and evoke fond mmories.

genevieve a haggerty
genevieve a haggerty

February 26, 2021

I love my winterberry vase, given to me a couple Christmas’ ago from Patrick. It now is a featured art piece in my living room all by itself. Sometimes it even gets a complimentary filler. Spectacular color and design!

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