Pewabic tile

Pewabic has been handcrafting tile in our National Historic Landmark pottery for over a century. That tradition continues today with architectural tile for your home or business. Our time honored process produces subtle variations in size and color that create beautiful and unique tiles for your backsplash, fireplace, wall, floor or bathroom.


Today, tile crafted in our national landmark pottery is created using the same techniques and ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement. We reject large scale industrialized labor and instead continue with the principles of hand-craftsmanship and small scale production. Even the clay used for our tiles is still mixed in our 1912 clay mixer and filter press.


Historic Pewabic tile installations feature organic curved edges, rich glazes, and traditional thick grout lines. Our edges are still softly curved and our glazes still hold a depth not often found in traditional tile, but we continue to bring current design elements into our process to make the perfect contemporary work for your home or business.


Our co-founder Mary Chase Perry Stratton began experimenting with tile in Pewabic's earliest years. Her first installation was a fireplace installed in a private home in 1905. The intricate tile patterns and designs became a sought-after architectural marvel and soon Pewabic installations were featured in schools, churches, libraries, museums, private homes and public spaces all over the United States.

Pictured is Mary Chase Perry Stratton laying tile for the Cranbrook Rainbow Fountain that can still be visited today.

schedule your free design consultation today

Begin your project today! Our design coordinator will help you place an order or schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our designers. Contact our Design Coordinator at 313.626.2030 or

Consultations by appointment only.

visit the showroom

Our Tile Showroom is open during regular store hours Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm. You can browse samples of our full glaze palette and get inspired by a range of tile sample boards.

Remember to schedule a consultation if you want to talk with a designer during your visit.

schedule a consultation

michigan design center

Can't make it to the pottery? Visit the Michigan Design Center in Troy, MI where you can see a sampling of our glazes and shapes in person in the Resource Center.

visit the MDC