summer sale

SAVE THE DATE for our seconds Sale — Saturday, August 3 + Sunday, August 4

Pewabic’s annual sale of seconds is one of our most popular events. Shop seconds and unique finds under the big tent for up to 50% off! This is a great opportunity to get imperfect Pewabic vessels and art tiles at a steep discount.

Saturday, August 3 from 10am - 5pm - MEMBERS ONLY

Not yet a member? Join or renew your membership for first access!

Sunday, August 4 from 11am - 4pm - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

How to prepare for the event:

  • Subscribe to our newsletter — Stay in the loop! We will be sending reminders and sharing important information in the weeks leading up to this highly-anticipated event.
  • Arrive early — Looking for the best selections, especially architectural tiles? Come early with your camp chair and your favorite morning beverage.
  • BYOPM — Bring your own Packing Materials! In an effort to make this event more sustainable, we will not be providing packing materials. Be sure to bring bags, boxes, reused packaging, etc. to make sure your treasures make it home safely.
  • Come prepared — Wear comfy shoes, and prep for the day's weather forecast. Bring sunscreen, your umbrella, water and snack, etc.
  • Prices and sales are final — No additional discounts are applied. Pieces will be priced as marked. All seconds purchased are final sale and not eligible for returns or exchanges. We look forward to seeing you under the big tent!

What makes an item a second?

Seconds are imperfect. They haven’t passed our quality assurance for a number of reasons ranging from imperfections on the glaze surfaces, unexpected color results, cracks, fractures, warping, odd shapes, or missing/incorrectly placed stamps or maker's marks. 

Below are some examples of what you can expect from a second. Please note that these depicted flaws and items do not represent the items available this year.


Glaze bubbles, pooling, pitting, crawling, running, and extreme color variation can cause a piece to be deemed a second based on its glaze surface.

cracks + warping

With the extremely high temperatures of the ceramics process, warping and cracking are common reasons for pieces to be removed during our quality control review. You may still find minor fractures, cracking on the back side of tiles, warping, and chips that will not be visible after grouting amidst this seconds sale. 

shape + form

This category is most applied to our vessels – vases and drinking vessels. When a new wheel thrown object is designed, or an artisan is being trained in our wheel thrown forms, many of their first attempts will end up as seconds.

stamps + markings

You may notice that some of our seconds are missing their signature Pewabic, Detroit, or artisan stamps. Other times the stamps may have been put in the wrong location. You will also notice a black X or a special stamp designated for seconds on the bottom or back side of each piece. This is how we track that an item is reserved for a seconds sale.

what is available

The sale includes vases, drinking vessels, and embossed art tiles while supplies last. Items in the sale will be priced up to 50% off. Member discounts do not apply to seconds sale items. No additional discounts apply. Seconds are sold as is and are not eligible for returns or exchanges.