Pewabic Pottery

Pewabic is an American Arts-and-Crafts pottery in Detroit, MI. Founded in 1903, it is housed in its original building, a National Historic Landmark. It is a multifaceted institution- a pottery and tile factory, a interior design studio, an educational facility with studio space and community programs, a museum, and a retail store for pottery and tile.


In 2007, I taught a professional workshop at Pewabic, in conjunction with the College for Creative Studies. Since then, I have designed, modeled, and made master tooling for a number of ceramic vessels in their production line. For slipcast ware, I make drawings, models, master patterns, and working molds. For RAM-pressed ware, I create plaster models, and the RAM dies are made at the factory. 

"Dan, Thanks again for working with us on our newest vase. Your craftsmanship is exquisite as always!"
- Christina Devlin, Director of Design and Retail, Pewabic Pottery


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Recent Shop Talk

Slipcasting Plates

How to design molds for slipcast plates, platters, shallow bowls and similar forms


Solo Show, Bethlehem Public Library, Prints and Drawings, 12/2015

Solo show of Prints, Drawings, and Collages at the Bethlehem (NY) Public Library


Solo Show, Bethlehem Public Library, Collages. 12/2015

A suite of collages with Jokers


Figure Drawings

A few selections of figure drawings from recent years.


“Rookwood for Mottahedeh” shapes

Three shapes for Rookwood/Mottahedeh


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