Upcoming Exhibitions


Stone Chalet,
1917 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan
May 12 - 14, 2017.

Recent Exhibitions

a la carte: from the studio to the table
The Student Center Building at Washtenaw Community College
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan
January 9 - February 18, 2017

The Museum on Main Street
500 N Main St
Ann Arbor, Michigan
April 9 to September 4, 2016

Thirst Quenchers
Ann Arbor District Library
Downtown Branch

343 South 5th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
January 19 - February 25, 2016

Recent Publicity

Ceramics Monthly January 2017

Ceramics Monthly September 2016

The Toledo Blade
March 20, 2016

James Renwick Alliance Quarterly
Winter 2016

The Toledo Blade
May 17, 2015



The Collection

Museum Publicity

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Donated Art Work For Sale


The Dinnerware Museum celebrates a significant aspect of our daily lives. The permanent collection features international dinnerware from ancient to futuristic times; created from ceramic, glass, plastic, metal, lacquer, fiber, paper, wood and more.

The collection and related special exhibitions reveal a refreshing approach - featuring masterpieces of the tabletop genre created by contemporary artists, as well as notable historic dinnerware by the leading designers for industry, juxtaposed with an uncommon focus on non-functional fine art that references dining and a bit of kitsch thrown in for good measure.

Here's the only museum in the world devoted exclusively to dinnerware, making new memories for every visitor. The Ann Arbor-based Dinnerware Museum brings enough dinnerware to each special exhibition to whet your appetite.

The Dinnerware Museum, through its collections, exhibitions and educational programming, provides a window on our material culture, norms and attitudes towards food and dining. A delight for collectors, foodies, and visitors worldwide, the Dinnerware Museum has been described as creating a dream museum one place setting at a time.