Maple Leaf Necklace | Iridescent
Taking inspiration from Pewabic’s first maker’s mark which featured five maple leaves, this Maple Leaf Necklace was sculpted to celebrate Pewabic’s 120th year of creating exceptional ceramic work in Detroit.
The original maple leaf maker’s stamp was used to mark the bottom of Pewabic vessels between 1903 and 1907. During these early years, Pewabic moved from its original stable studio in Detroit’s Brush Park neighborhood to its current home on East Jefferson Avenue.
Many consider the Iridescent glaze to be Pewabic's most important contribution to ceramic art. Through trial, error, and sheer persistence, Mary Chase Perry Stratton developed her first successful Iridescent glaze in 1906. Establishing the formula and stabilizing the firing process took another three years.
Today our Iridescent pieces are fired somewhat similarly, though with safer materials. It requires a third firing and a process called fuming, when vegetable oil is injected into the kiln to create the extraordinary one-of-a-kind effects.
- Necklace chains are adjustable up to 28" long in sterling silver
- Handcrafted in Detroit
- Pendants are individually hand-pressed in our own stoneware and glazed by Pewabic artisans
- Stamped with the 120th commemorative stamp
- Slight variations in glaze and firing results ensure each handcrafted Pewabic piece is one of a kind
- In Blush Iridescent Glaze