Influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, Mary Chase Perry experimented with glazes, using her neighbor, Horace Caulkins' basement kiln. She developed beautiful new finishes for her ceramic art work. Caulkins’ Revelation kiln, first used for dental ceramics, and then with Mary’s ceramics, formed the basis of the partnership which became Pewabic Pottery.
|Copyrighted, Fair Use, Author unknown
|Pewabic Pottery building in Detroit, by Andrew Jameson
|1930s glazed earthenware, Public Domain
Vessels and tiles, adorned with the lustrous colors and iridescent glazes of Pewabic Pottery became a well-known representative of the Arts and Crafts movement. The studio’s work adorns buildings across the country, such as the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. It’s part of the collection at the Detroit Institute of Art as well.
|From old water fountain at the Detroit Institute of Arts,
by Maia C., some rights reserved.
Mary Chase Perry Stratton’s legacy continues today through the Pewabic Society and even the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit who's roots came from the school of art and design which she once helped establish.
About Kathleen: Kathleen Rouser has loved making up stories since she was a little girl and wanted to be a writer before she could even read. She desires to create characters who resonate with readers and realize the need for a transforming Savior in their everyday lives. She is a long time member in good standing of ACFW and a former board member of its Great Lakes Chapter. Kathleen has been published in anthologies, including the Amazon bestseller, Christmas Treasures, as well as in both print and online magazines. Her debut full-length novel, Rumors and Promises, was recently published by Heritage Beacon Fiction in April, 2016.
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Sophie Biddle, an heiress on the run with a child in tow, considers herself abandoned by her family and God. Wary, self-reliant Sophie is caught off guard when meeting a kind, but meddling and handsome minister at the local mercantile.
In 1900, Reverend Ian McCormick is determined to start anew in Stone Creek, Michigan, believing he has failed God and his former flock. He works harder than ever to forget his mistake, hoping to prove himself a most pleasing servant to his new congregation and once again to God.
While Sophie seeks acceptance for the child and a measure of respect for herself, the rumors swirl about her sordid past. Should Ian show concern for Sophie plight, he could risk everything - including his position as pastor of Stone Creek.
Now the pair must choose to trust God and forgive those who slander and gossip, or run. Will the scandals of their pasts bind them together forever, or drive both deeper into despair?