Simple Forms, Stunning Glazes: The Gerald W. McNeely Collection of Pewabic Pottery


Published by Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, 2015
Edited with text by Gregory Wittkopp and Stefanie Dlugosz-Acton
Additional essay by Dr. Thomas W. Brunk
Book design by Elliott Earls
Softcover, 9 x 12 inches
128 pages, full color
ISBN 978-0-9972231-0-1

In stock

Continue Shopping
SKU: CAM-BK-PEWABIC Categories: ,


With 118 works from the nearly six decades that Mary Chase Perry Stratton led the Pewabic Pottery in Detroit—including examples of virtually all of her radical and stunning glaze experimentations—The Gerald W. McNeely Collection of Pewabic Pottery is not only an extraordinary collection, but through the collector Gerald McNeely’s generous gift of the works to Cranbrook Art Museum it also has become the most comprehensive public collection of historical work from the kilns of Pewabic Pottery.

Simple Forms, Stunning Glazes highlights Cranbrook’s century-long association with Pewabic Pottery, one of the nation’s leading Arts and Crafts institutions. This publication also documents not only the McNeely Collection but also all of the examples of Pewabic Pottery that are included in the collections of Art Museum and the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, as well as the Pewabic tile installations that are incorporated into virtually all of Cranbrook’s National Historic Landmark buildings. Indeed, the Cranbrook campus constitutes an unparalleled constellation of Pewabic tile installations, ranging from the soaring vaulted ceilings of Christ Church Cranbrook to the modernist fireplace that defines the living room of Eliel and Loja Saarinen’s original home on Academy Way.

Additional information

Weight1.5 lbs
Dimensions12 × 9 × .25 in