A New Workshop Completes a New Tour Experience
With the completion of the new tile pressing studio – and the expanded tour path that came with it – the time was right for the Pewabic Education Studio to introduce a workshop that better replicates Pewabic’s processes.
“The idea was to create a workshop that was a little more honed in to what we do here in our fabrication studio, right down to the molds being made by our master mold maker,” explains Lauren McCoy, onsite education manager. “Participants experience how we work downstairs in tile pressing and take home what they glazed here.”
Keeping Pace with Making our Place
Steve McBride wore a wide smile as he quietly watched Pewabic Designer David McGee set the last tile in the fountain face: “I’ve waited four years for this.”
It was the almost-final touch on renovations to the National Historic Landmark’s courtyard, a space McBride had long wished to make more inviting.
Last autumn, his wish was granted thanks to the Southeast Michigan Placemaking Pilot Initiative. The William Davidson Foundation provided funding to Project for Public Spaces (PPS) to administer a capacity-building program for its grantees focused on placemaking activations. Through this effort, PPS provided design services and implementation funds to Pewabic for the new courtyard.
Connecting with U.P. Maker and Educator Kenyon Hansen
Kenyon Hansen is all about making connections, and he felt a connection to Pewabic long before ever setting foot inside the building.
Last week was his first time not just at the pottery, but in Detroit, though he’s long known about Pewabic founder Mary Chase Perry (Stratton). He grew up a stone’s throw from her birthplace and childhood home in Hancock, Mich. And once Hansen became a potter, that connection strengthened even more.
The Finlandia University visiting artist came to Pewabic to jury the Maker/Mentor exhibition, lead a workshop for Education Studio students and deliver his studio work to make its Pewabic House & Garden Show debut June 6-9.
Mary Chase Perry Stratton's 152nd birthday
Pewabic founder Mary Chase Perry Stratton turns a spry 152 years old today. We can only imagine what she’d think of today’s world, but we like to think that she’d be pleased that her pottery on East Jefferson is still a bastion of artisans dedicated to creating handcrafted tiles and ware and continue to encourage a love of ceramics.
We Heard You: Frost Isn't Going Anywhere
On Differentiation and Affinity to Open
Peter Pincus and Adam Welch elevate the seemingly mundane to extraordinary levels in their new exhibition, On Differentiation and Affinity, which opens 5-8 PM Friday at Pewabic and runs through May 6.
A Look Back at a Momentous Year
This past year was an extraordinary one for Pewabic.
Pewabic Continues to Make History and Make the Future
WDET's Essential Pewabic Experience
It doesn't get much more Detroit than radio icon Ann Delisi hosting a WDET/Pewabic benefit at our National Historic Landmark.
We. Can't. Wait.
The Pewabic Stein is set to make a hoppy entrance
It didn’t take much arm-twisting to persuade a small contingent of Pewabic employees to head to Eastern Market Brewing Company in Detroit to learn more about the small batch beer made with Pewabic in mind.
“Kiln Bier” will be available to purchase in our courtyard biergarten in celebration of the launch of our new Pewabic Stein, 12-6 PM Sat. Sept. 22...
A conversation with Henry James Haver Crissman
If you’ve had the opportunity to experience recent work by Henry James Haver Crissman, chances are you’ve already got his number.
That’s by design because Crissman often incorporates his telephone number somewhere into his work. His art is interactive; a social engagement art experience...