Being a Michigan builder, I am always trying to use local materials and vendors for our projects. I was researching fireplace surrounds and Pewabic Pottery immediately came to mind. Pewabic is a 100+ handmade pottery manufacturer right here in Detroit. I have seen these tiles used on fireplaces, backsplashes, bathrooms and floors. The glazing process they use and the unique colors they offer make Pewabic a unique product.
Pewabic is not only known for their craft, they are also known in the community for education. Their goal is to educate students each year that art actually can be a possible career path. It's a pretty amazing company.
(via Pewabic Pottery, The Urbane Life and Belle Isle Home)