"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.