Pewabic Pottery Workshop and Tour

Marygrove College Alumni Association is organzing a hands-on workshop to be held at the historic Pewabic Pottery located on East Jefferson, just east of downtown Detroit on April 5 from 2-4 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to create a pottery project of their own. The instructor led, two-hour workshop will include a tour of the facility, followed by the hands-on pewabicportion of the event.

Pewabic Pottery is a hidden gem of the City; founded 1903 at the height of the Arts & Crafts movement in America. Pewabic’s current location was designed by architect William Buck Stratton in the Tudor Revival style. In 1991, the building and its contents were designated a National Historic Landmark and today is Michigan’s only historic pottery studio.

In Michigan, Pewabic installations can be found in countless locations – including our very own Madame Cadillac main entrance, churches, commercial buildings, public facilities and spaces. Pewabic pottery can also be found in many private and public collections—including the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Freer Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Cost of workshop and tour is $20, which includes materials. To register, send a check made payable to Marygrove College to Marygrove College, Attn: Alumni Relations, 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221. Registration deadline is March 28, 2014.

If you have questions or need more information please contact Sam Blue ‘93 at samualblue3@yahoo.com or Frances Simmons ‘85 at francessimmons@prodigy.net or (248) 689-9782.

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