Detroit People Mover: In Honour of Mary Chase Stratton by Pewabic Pottery

In Honour of Mary Chase Stratton by Pewabic Pottery

In Honour of Mary Chase Stratton is located in the Cadillac Center station of the Detroit People Mover. It was created by Diana Kulisek and Pewabic Pottery using a combination of old Pewabic tiles and new ones made from old molds.

In Honour of Mary Chase Stratton by Pewabic Pottery

In Honour of Mary Chase Stratton by Pewabic Pottery

In Honour of Mary Chase Stratton by Pewabic Pottery

The installation is named for Mary Chase Perry Stratton, the founder of Pewabic Pottery. The studio’s work can be found throughout the Detroit metro area; the Guardian Building is an especially amazing example of Pewabic’s work.

Other art installations in DPM stations that caught my eye: Untitled by Farley Tobin, Baubien Passage by Glen Michaels, Voyage by Gerome Kamrowski, and “D” for Detroit by Joyce Kozloff. See also my photos of the weirdly futuristic DPM itself.

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3 thoughts on “Detroit People Mover: In Honour of Mary Chase Stratton by Pewabic Pottery

  1. Great shots! This reminds me that we keep meaning to take the People Mover circuit expressly just to take photos of the public art at each stop!

  2. Absolutely! I actually did the whole loop twice in one morning and got off at many of the stations to check out the art and take photos. It’s an interesting collection of varied pieces.

  3. I’ve been collecting Pewabic pieces for years now and have seen a few of their installations in public buildings, but I had no idea that this existed. The colors and glazing look wonderful. It’s a shame that the People Mover doesn’t get much use. It should be a tourist destination for the art alone!

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