A pottery shop from the early 1900s in Detroit, MI, based on an English inn.
About this creation
Pewabic Pottery is one of only two American Arts-and-Crafts era potteries which has operated continuously into the present. I built this model in 2007 for two purposes: to display at the NMRA National Train Show in Detroit, and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Pewabic Pottery building.
As I began working on it, I contacted Pewabic Pottery to see if I could get a look at floorplans and any other documentation they had. They were very interested and I proposed that the model be displayed there. It has been displayed since the end of May 2007.
The original building was designed by William Buck Stratton, who later married the founder of Pewabic Pottery. He based the design on a medieval English inn.