Friday, January 7, 2011

FREE Pewabic Pottery Teapot Exhibit Opening Ceremony 1/14 6-8pm

Pewabic Pottery To Host Contemporary Take On Ancient Teapots

Newest FREE exhibit inspired by the first tea drinkers in Asia and Europe

Pewabic Pottery’s new exhibit, Contemporary Teapots – Ancient Ancestors, begins Jan. 14 with a FREE opening reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The show will feature a variety of pieces from 13 different artists.

Originating over 400 years ago, the art of tea drinking began in China as a ceremonial activity and later spread to Europe and eventually across the globe. Today, these ancient teapots have inspired incredible pieces of art.

“These featured artists have created contemporary pieces both functional and aesthetically appealing,” said Terese Ireland, executive director of Pewabic Pottery. “It’s not often that you can take a piece of art off the shelf and actually use it.”

Each new piece will be shown alongside a picture of its ancient inspiration.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and runs through Mar. 6.

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. – 3 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. To learn more about Pewabic Pottery call (313) 822-0954 or visit our website at Pewabic Pottery can be found at 10125 E. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit across the street from Waterworks Park.


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