Potter who co-founded Pewabic Pottery, a ceramics studio that manufactured iridescent-glazed lamps, vessels, and tiles.
Her pottery partner Horace Hames Caulkins created Pewabic signature works on the kiln, while she provided the artistic vision for these creations.
Her pottery studio became a Michigan landmark and began operating as an art school and a museum after her death.
She was born in Hancock, Michigan. Her father's death prompted the family to move to Ann Arbor.
She was part of an early-twentieth-century Arts and Crafts movement that was inspired by author John Ruskin.