23 June 2010

The Arts & Crafts Movement. Pottery.

My friend Matt in New York introduced me to the nationally renowned tiles from Pewabic Pottery. Founded in 1903 during the Arts & Crafts Movement, Pewabic creates beautiful tiles and pottery using very unique glazes. Their tiles have and continue to be used in both residential and commercial projects, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Freer Gallery here in Washington, DC and the Louvre in Paris. Pewabic Pottery also operates a non profit art education center and frequently has exhibitions and events featuring the craft that they are most passionate about. If in the Detroit area, a visit to Pewabic tile is a must for design enthusiasts and anyone interested in the Arts and Crafts Movement in the United States.