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Detroit, MI
Pewabic is not just a pottery studio, it is a national historic landmark—and a bit of living history itself. Established in 1903, the pottery still makes tiles with the same equipment and techniques used nearly 100 years ago. The high-relief tiles are made from the original molds, and the variety of signature glazes is stunningly singular. In one glazing, tiles are taken from the kiln and thrown into a pile of sawdust, which is ignited. The flames coat the tiles with carbon and ash, which are then cleaned off to reveal a brilliant glaze. Custom designs are Pewabic's first line of business, but owing to the extreme care and traditional production methods, clients may have to wait a while—the order for one palatial Central Park West penthouse bathroom took a year to fill. $13-$80 per tile. Carried by Urban Archaeology, 239 East 58th Street, New York; 212-371-4646;


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