Pewabic Vase

Accession Number

Pewabic Vase

Pewabic Pottery

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
stoneware with iridescent glaze

20 5/16 x 11 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (51.5 x 28.2 x 28.2 cm);20 5/16 x 11 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (51.5 x 28.2 x 28.2 cm)

Subject matter
Pewabic Pottery was founded in Detroit, Michigan by Mary Chase Stratton who followed the tenets of the early 20th c. Arts and Crafts Movement. In 1907, inspired by art glass and ancient Near Eastern ceramics, she worked to create iridescent glazes, using a special reduction kiln developed by her partner, Horace J. Caulkins. She referred to her experimentation with iridescent glazes as "painting with fire." Stratton created many tonal variations of blue-glazed ware for which Pewabic Pottery became well- known.

Physical Description
This is a tall vase with an oval shaped body. It has a short neck with a flat banded lip and the shoulder has a distinct, but rounded edge. It has a dark blue glaze and the upper portion has a golden iridescent color. The surface of the pottery is very rough with bumps and rough patches.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type

Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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modern and contemporary art
shape (form attribute)

1 Related Resource

Cabinet T: Shelf 2
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)

& Author Notes

Web Use Permitted

On display

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