PEWABIC SOCIETY INC

We enrich the human spirit through clay

aka Pewabic Pottery   |   Detroit, MI   |  http://www.pewabic.org

Mission

Pewabic enriches the human spirit through clay.

Ruling year info

1980

Executive Director

Mr. Steve McBride

Main address

10125 E. Jefferson Ave

Detroit, MI 48214 USA

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EIN

38-2277840

NTEE code info

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At Pewabic, we feel that art is an integral part of life, providing inspiration and sense of community. Pewabic is a nationally recognized design studio and ceramic arts education center. We serve as a vibrant creative hub supporting the economic, cultural and physical revitalization of Detroit, and continue to provide lifelong cultural learning experiences to a broad and diverse audience. One of the oldest continuously operating potteries in the nation, Pewabic has uniquely remained an active contemporary pottery and multifaceted arts center. Operating out of our National Historic Landmark facility on Detroit's east side, we create ceramic art; provide a wide array of educational programs (including outreach projects serving many underserved youth); and serve as a gallery for contemporary ceramic art and artists. Through our museum exhibits and archival repository, Pewabic serves the scholarly needs of art historians and enthusiasts within our state and nationwide.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Handcrafting Ceramic Art and Tile

Pewabic has been handcrafting pottery and tile in Detroit since 1903. Our National Historic Landmark pottery is open seven days a week throughout the year. Visitors can tour our historic studio and exhibits, see and interact with our artisans as they work, and view work by more than 100 ceramic artists from across North America.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Pewabic provides learning experiences to the general public, both youth and adults, through on-site and off-site classes, workshops and exhibitions.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Pewabic preserves its historic legacy by conserving our rich archival collection of pottery, tiles, drawings, correspondence and other paper materials that date back to our founder, Mary Chase Perry Stratton, in the early 20th Century.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Historic Artist Homes and Studio 2002

National Trust

Charles Fergus Binns Medal Award 1993

The American Ceramic Society, Inc, Design Division

National Historic Landmark 1991

U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Best-managed Non-profit 2005

Crain’s Detroit Business

Mary Chase Perry Stratton, Member 1986

Michigan Women's Hall of Fame

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Pewabic strives to enrich the human spirit through clay. We do this by creating beautiful, handcrafted ceramic art and architectural tile, by inspiring visitors to our National Historic Landmark pottery with a tradition of craftsmanship dating back over a century, and by encouraging creativity through a wide array of classes, workshops and exhibitions.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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PEWABIC SOCIETY INC

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Laura Trudeau

Kresge Foundation, Managing Director for Detroit Program, retired

Term: 2020 - 2023


Board co-chair

Ms Donna Givens

Eastside Community Network

Term: 2020 - 2023

Catherine Dobrowitsky

Rivenoak Law

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/29/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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