Just for the alliteration alone I should get points for this one! It just so happens though that Pewabic Pottery was co-founded by one of my ancestors. My great-grandfather was the man that designed the Revelation Kiln that the artist Mary Chase Perry Stratton used for her special iridescent glazes that are significant of pewabic pottery.
Below is a tile Mary Chase Stratton created entitled 'The Little Blower'. The model was my Great-Aunt when she was three. We have this tile and display it at Christmas! FYI in the brochure they have mistakenly called her his granddaughter...not so, she was his daughter.
I have several other tiles and a beautiful trivet (my son and daughter in love) gifted me with the trivet this Christmas! My Mom had a beautiful vase and a small replica of it for years but I think it may have ended up at the bottom of Bayou St John in New Orleans when hurricane Katrina flooded their apartment in the Assisted Living Facility. The vase was actually prettier than this lovely....a current selection:
If you ever get to Detroit, MI do stop in and visit the Pewabic Pottery studio and school. It is a historic landmark and you can see many beautiful past and current creations.
Sadly, I don't think I've inherited any business or creative savvy from my ancestor and for sure not his talent. One day, maybe if we ever do have that family reunion in Michigan I do hope to see this place.
I've never been so be sure and tell them I sent you...that and $5 bucks might get you a cup of coffee! I'm sure there must be a coffee shop somewhere in there...