Monday, August 13, 2007

Pewabic Pottery Event

Yesterday was the Pewabic Pottery Annual Antique & Contemporary Art Tile Fair in Detroit. The event was held on the grounds of the Tudor Revival style building that has been home to Pewabic Tile for the last 100 years! The building is a National Historic Landmark and is Michigan's only historic pottery. It was interesting to see the glazes, motifs and themes in the artists' work at the contemporary tile event (lots of dragonflies, birds & branches). What surprised me the most wasn't made of tile. Well, not really. It was a scale model of the building Lego. It even has a bird's eye view of the craftman making little vessels. Amazing. If you are ever drawn to this historic landmark, buy a few tiles, soak up some history and then go upstairs in the museum to check out an entirely different kind of art.

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