Originally from England, Mark's pottery training and travels around the globe led him Pittsboro, NC where he has been making utilitarian and decorative wood-fired pottery in a converted chicken barn since 1983.
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.
About the pots
Our pottery is meant to be used and enjoyed. The pots celebrate the quiet heroism of domesticity, and provide astonishing beauty to brighten your days.
Mark makes his pots with regional clays and glaze materials, and fires them in one of two very large wood burning kilns, and on rare occasions in a large gas kiln. All the pots made at the pottery are identified by maker, kiln, and a chronological time line.
About the showroom and store
Our online store is open 24/7! We ship promptly, or choose curb-side pickup and make an appointment to come by at your convenience. The selection is updated frequently, so check back often!
At the center, with his colleagues from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, stands this tall, handsome man from England, Mark Hewitt - place, at home - productively, inspirationally at work, a great American master.
We are fortunate that North Carolina continues to nurture pot makers and pot uses, and that the former have welcomed Mark Hewitt in their number. May the old jars continue to inspire him.
His big-hearted pots are on a truly heroic scale — heroic in conception and execution.
They place him in the company of the towering folk potters who have preceded and inspired him.
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. ~ A. C.