Accession Number


Pewabic Pottery

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
stoneware with iridescent glaze

6 5/16 x 8 11/16 x 8 11/16 in. (16 x 22 x 22 cm);6 5/16 x 8 11/16 x 8 11/16 in. (16 x 22 x 22 cm);x 27 5/16 in. x 69.3 cm;x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. x 12 x 12 cm

Credit Line
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

Subject matter
The first quarter of this century saw the rise of a number of art potteries in the United States, a facet of the international Arts and Crafts Movement. Founded in Detroit in 1907 by Mary Chase Stratton (employing her married name of Perry at a later date) and Horace James Calkins, the Pewabic Pottery concentrated on hand-built vessels whose shapes were largely derived from traditional Asian ceramics. Under Marry Chase Stratton’s artistic direction, these refined forms were combined with a rich variety of iridescent glazes that became the Pottery’s hallmark.
Most of the works in the Museum of Art’s Pewabic collection come from Margaret Watson Parker, a Detroit-area collector and associate of Charles Lang Freer. Mrs. Parker’s bequest to the University of Michigan included numerous Pewabic works selected personally for her by Mary Chase Stratton for their quality and beauty. Several additional pieces of Pewabic ware came to the University from the collection of H.O. Havemeyer.

Physical Description
Ceramic vessel with rounded shoulder, large mouth and no neck or lip covered with heather green-gray glaze. The rings of the thrown clay can be seen beneath the glaze.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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modern and contemporary art

2 Related Resources

Politics, and Social Reform in the US, 1901-1950
(Part of 6 Learning Collections)
Cabinet T: Shelf 2
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)

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On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ AMH, 2nd floor ➜ 205 (Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery) ➜ Cabinet T ➜ Shelf 2