Events 2014

Wed, Feb. 19th:  Chatham County Library Book Reading and Talk
A lovely collection of Mark’s pottery is currently on display in the entry way at the library.

March 19 – 21, National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 48th Annual Conference in Milwaukee, WI
Friday March 21, 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Ballroom D
Panel: Where Are the Studio Potters? (E)
By Mary Ann Steggles [m], Tony Clennell, Lisa Hammond, Mark Hewitt
Where have all the potters gone? What is causing a decline in studio pottery? Lack of training? No interest from young
people? Government cutbacks? Answers and challenges by panelists look at positive ways to save the studio pottery

March 8 and 9, Catawba Valley Pottery Festival, Hickory, NC

"The vision of North Carolina pottery that Hewitt conveys in his writing and work is audacious and compelling. He talks the talk and walks the walk: in doing so, he has bent inherited tradition into potent new shapes. His big-hearted pots are on a truly heroic scale - heroic in conception and execution. They place him in the company of the great folk potters who have preceded and inspired him."

–Chris Benfey, in the catalogue, "Mark Hewitt's Big-Hearted Pots," which accompanied an exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, January - April 2011.