Mark Hewitt

Represented by Pucker Gallery since 2014

BORN: 1955 in Stoke-on-Trent, England
RESIDES: Pittsboro, North Carolina

Mark Hewitt has been making distinctive functional pottery in North Carolina since 1983. Fusing what he learned in his native England as an apprentice under Michael Cardew, with the ceramic traditions of the American South, Hewitt bends those aesthetics into an elegant contemporary style. Using local clays and glaze materials, Hewitt fires his pots in a large wood-burning kiln. Most recently, Hewitt's work reassesses aspects of industrial ceramics, the production of which is most familiar to him as his father and grandfather were directors of Spode, the fine china manufacturer. Hewitt was featured on the Origins episode of the PBS television series “Craft in America” in 2009, and with Nancy Sweezy co-curated and wrote an accompanying book for the 2005 exhibition The Potter’s Eye: Art and Tradition in North Carolina Pottery at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. He was the 2014 Voulkos Fellow at the Archie Bray Institute in Helena, Montana, a finalist for the 2015 American Craft Council/Balvenie Rare Craft Award, a 2015 United States Artist (USA) Fellow, and is current President of the North Carolina Pottery Center, in Seagrove. His works are included in numerous museum collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

 

Past Exhibitions:

     Mark Hewitt  Gallon vase, alkaline glaze with blue glass runs and black manganese neck  Stoneware 19.5 x 11.5 x 11.5” MH83

Mark Hewitt
Gallon vase, alkaline glaze with blue glass runs and black manganese neck
Stoneware
19.5 x 11.5 x 11.5”
MH83

     Mark Hewitt  Pitcher, kaolin slip with salt glazed circles, black and yellow dots, and blue glass run on handle,   Stoneware 14.5 x 9 x 9” MH232

Mark Hewitt
Pitcher, kaolin slip with salt glazed circles, black and yellow dots, and blue glass run on handle,
Stoneware
14.5 x 9 x 9”
MH232

     Mark Hewitt  Half-gallon lidded jar with handles, ash glaze and black slip with pale glass runs  Stoneware 12 x 8 x 8" MH23

Mark Hewitt
Half-gallon lidded jar with handles, ash glaze and black slip with pale glass runs
Stoneware
12 x 8 x 8"
MH23

     Mark Hewitt  Slab platter, salt glaze with kaolin slip, geometric lines, and glass pools  Stoneware 2 x 23 x 8" MH258

Mark Hewitt
Slab platter, salt glaze with kaolin slip, geometric lines, and glass pools
Stoneware
2 x 23 x 8"
MH258

     Mark Hewitt  Platter, alkaline glaze with white slip floral decoration  Stoneware 4.5 x 19.25 x 19.25” MH95

Mark Hewitt
Platter, alkaline glaze with white slip floral decoration
Stoneware
4.5 x 19.25 x 19.25”
MH95