Wind Down Summer Break at Pewabic Pottery

As summer comes to a close, Pewabic Pottery invites the public to come and enjoy two annual end-of-summer events:


4th Annual Family Fun Day Aug. 23

Pewabic invites visitors to come and play with clay from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the 4th Annual Family Fun Day on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The day of artistic adventure will include free clay games such as go-fish for ceramic goldfish, clay target practice and the building of a clay community.


For $5, guests can get their hands dirty with a variety of “Make-and-Take” activities including stringing ceramic beads, painting flower pots and decorating ceramic bells to ring in the school year.


Pewabic artists also will be demonstrating the magic of clay wheel throwing, and giving free tours of the pottery at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.


No registration is required for Family Fun Day, however, groups of 10 or more are asked to call (313) 626-2000 in advance. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Annual Members Only Summer Sale Aug. 20

Pewabic’s Annual Members Only Summer Sale is Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The one day event will include up to 50 percent off retiring tile images, vases, art tiles, trims and borders, field tile blends, floor and wall tiles, holiday ornaments and more. All items are sold as is, and sales are final. Customers are asked to bring their own packing materials.


To become a member of the Pewabic Society call (313) 626-2010 or visit


Pewabic Pottery is a non-profit arts and cultural organization and National Historic Landmark dedicated to ceramic education and advancing contemporary ceramic arts while honoring Arts & Crafts ideals.


Pewabic Pottery is open to the public year round and offers classes, workshops, lectures and tours to children and adults. Pewabic continues to create tile for architectural and offers galleries that showcase more than 70 ceramic artists and a museum store for purchasing handmade items. Visitors are welcome, free of charge, during regular business hours Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. To learn more about Pewabic Pottery call (313) 626-2000 or visit our website at Pewabic Pottery can be found at 10125 E. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit across the street from Waterworks Park.

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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