Pewabic Pottery: A History Handcrafted in Detroit

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By Cara Catallo

At the height of America's Arts and Crafts movement, Detroit neighbors Horace J. Caulkins and Mary Chase Perry pooled their talents together to found Pewabic Pottery. With modest beginnings in 1903, Pewabic transformed from a rented stable in Brush Park to an English Tudor building on East Jefferson Avenue, where it has operated since 1907. Today, the iconic enterprise continues Perry's dedication to handcrafted ceramics and remains known for its iridescent glaze on everything from vessels and architectural tiles to ecclesiastical installations in churches across the country, including the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Author Cara Catallo illuminates the story behind one of the oldest American handcrafted pottery traditions.

Paperback, 144 pages

Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 3/8 inches

About the Author:
Cara Catallo is a journalist and author who has written for the Detroit Free Press and the News & Record in Greensboro, North Carolina. An avid preservationist, Catallo was serving as the chair of the Clarkston Historic District Commission when she wrote her previous book, Images of America: Clarkston. Her interest in taking on Pewabic pottery was that it combined her Detroit heritage with her love of art, her dedication to history and a chance to learn more about Detroit's iconic historic pottery.