Since 1983, Mark has been making beautiful, functional and decorative pots using locally sourced materials, and firing them in a large wood-burning kiln here in Pittsboro, NC.
We carry a lovely selection of his finely crafted pottery in our barn/showroom and we are open year round by appointment to visit and to shop. Please call 919-542-2371 (cell phone in message) or email [email protected] to set up a time.
Kiln Opening Dates
Twice a year we make & fire 1500+ pots and fill our barn/showroom for a Kiln Opening, i.e. two to three weekends when the pottery studio is open to meet Mark, see his workshop & massive kilns, and to shop from hundreds of wonderful pieces of pottery in our barn/showroom and yard. For exact dates, times, and more details click here.
Staff is fully vaccinated, and our large barn/showroom is more outdoors than in. Sign up to get a postcard and/or email with the exact dates and times of our Kiln Openings and other events. Thank you for your loyal patronage!
Mark makes his pots with regional clays and glaze materials, and usually fires them in one of two very large wood burning kilns. On rare occasions he fires pots in a large gas kiln. All the pots made at the pottery are identified by maker, kiln, and a chronological time line.
Mark was awarded a United States Artist Fellowship in 2015 for contributions to the creative landscape and arts ecosystems of the county, and was a finalist for the 2015 Balvenie Rare Craft Award for contributions to the maintenance and revival of traditional or rare craft techniques. In 2014 he was awarded a Voulkos Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT, for his outstanding contributions to the ceramic arts.
A Selection of Pots From Our Online Store
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– Henry Glassie, eminent folklorist, Professor Emeritus at the University of Indiana
– Louise Allison Court, Curator Emerita for Ceramics, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution
They place him in the company of the towering folk potters who have preceded and inspired him.
– Christopher Benfey, Mellon Professor of English, Mount Holyoke College
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I received the mug I ordered yesterday. When I picked up the box, it was so light that I thought you had forgotten to include the mug. It was there, and it is the lightest mug I have ever used!
I’m looking forward to owning more of your truly wonderful pots. Thank you.
Our visit with you at the studio yesterday was a highlight of the weekend. I love the pottery pieces I took home!
We appreciate your willingness to open the studio and spend time with us. We look forward to coming to future events.
Wish you were closer and I look forward to the day that I can come back and visit your peaceful property.