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Mark Hewitt

Biography to Display: 

1955 Born Stoke-on-Trent, England

EDUCATION

1976B. Soc. Sci. Geography, University of Bristol, England

1978-1979, 1982 Independent study of Traditional Potteries, West Africa, Taiwan, Korea and Japan

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1976-1979 Apprenticed to Michael Cardew, Wenford Bridge Pottery, Bodmin, England

1979-1983 Apprenticed to Todd Piker, Cornwall Bridge Pottery, Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut

 

Mark Hewitt is the third generation of his family to be involved with ceramics, his father and grandfather were directors of Spode Pottery Stoke-on-Trent, England.  Bernard Leach’s influential text, A Potter’s Book, sent him to the potter’s studio rather than the office. He spent three years as an apprentice in Michael Cardew's studio in England and continued his independent study traveling to potteries in West Africa, Taiwan, Korea and Japan finally settling in America. Hewitt apprenticed for three years with Ted Picker at his Cornwall Bridge Pottery, Connecticut.

In 1983 Hewitt established a pottery in North Carolina. He built a 900 cubic foot wood kiln to fire oversized jars and planters and a wide range of functional domestic wares. The kiln is fired with approximately 2000 pots three times a year.

Hewitt uses local clay and traditional North Carolina pottery techniques including salt glaze, ash glaze and pressing glass into the clay before firing to create distinctive colors and patterns. In addition to vessel forms, Hewitt created a series of grave markers based on the traditional markers used in the Southeastern United States.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Ackland Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, Pomona, California

Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, North Carolina

Chrysler Museum Of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

Gregg Museum, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, North Carolina

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

National Arboretum, Washington, D.C.

North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, North Carolina

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Mount Arts center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina

Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Benfey, Christopher. Mark Hewitt at the Crossroads. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, January 2011.

Campbell, Joe. “Conversations: Mark Hewitt.” Clay Times (July 2009).

____________. Mark Hewitt, A Few of My Favorite Things About North Carolina Pottery. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, January 2011.

Glassie, Henry. “Mark Hewitt-Outside.” Studio Potter (December 2002).

Hewitt, Mark. “A Colony of Dreamers: Mark Hewitt Reflects on His Journey From Stoke-on-Trent to North Carolina.” Ceramic Review (January/February 2012).

___________ “Working Potter.” Ceramics Monthly (May 2009).

___________”Functional Pride: Putting the Fun Back into Functional Pottery.” Ceramics Monthly (June 2007).

____________ “Iced Tea Ceremony.” Ceramics Monthly (April 2002).

___________and Nancy Sweezy. The Potter’s Eye: Art and Tradition in North Carolina Pottery. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.

___________ and Mark Shapiro. “Potters in Print: History, Research, and Publication,” National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Tampa, Florida (March 2011).

Lebow, Ed. “Village Potter.” American Craft (December 2004).

Morrison, Jim. “The Magic of a Very Hot Fire.” The Wall Street Journal, July 3, 2001.

Summers, Wendy. “Mammoth Pots.” Clay Times (December 2005).

Yellin, Robert. “Marking Time.” Ceramics: Art and Perception 50 (December 2002).

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
http://hewittpottery.com/

Website(s):

http://hewittpottery.com/

 

Typical Marks

A complete documentation of marks used at Hewitt Pottery is available here: HewittPottery.com 

ca 1985-1991
ca 1990
ca 2000
ca 2010
ca 2010
ca 2010
2015
2015
2015
2019
Mug
Date: ca 1985-1991
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2004.2.56, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2004.2.56, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar
Date: ca 1990-1999
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2016.24.100.ab, gift of Gary and Sandra Gordon
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2016.24.100.ab, gift of Gary and Sandra Gordon
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar
Date: ca 1990-1999
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2016.24.97ab, gift of Gary and Sandra Gordon
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2016.24.97ab, gift of Gary and Sandra Gordon
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Teapot
Date: ca 1990
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Umbrella Stand
Date: ca 1991
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Juice Cup
Date: ca 1995
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar
Date: ca 2008
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Iced Tea Tumbler
Date: ca 2009
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Vase
Date: ca 2010
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Flower Pot
Date: ca 2010
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Grave Marker
Date: ca 2013
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Medieval Pitcher
Date: 2015
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
At the Crossroads, Pucker Gallery
Photo: Pucker Gallery
At the Crossroads, Pucker Gallery
Photo: Pucker Gallery
Ten Gallon Vase
Date: 2015
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
At the Crossroads, Pucker Gallery
Photo: Pucker Gallery
At the Crossroads, Pucker Gallery
Straight Vase
Date: 2015
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
At the Crossroads, Pucker Gallery
Photo: Pucker Gallery
At the Crossroads, Pucker Gallery
Photo: Pucker Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Pitcher
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2016.24.101, gift of Gary and Sandra Gordon
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2016.24.101, gift of Gary and Sandra Gordon
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 31, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/hewitt