Mark Hewitt Pottery barn/ashowroom

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 – June 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th

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 Hewitt
Pots made at the Mark Hewitt Pottery are made to be used. They acknowledge the quiet heroism of domesticity, and provide astonishing beauty to brighten your days.

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

Mark Hewitt Serving Bowl

Tall Tumbler

The Potters Eye

The Potter's Eye

Iced Tea tumbler or Vase
pottery earrings

Great Pots

Give A Gift That Says You Care

Here’s an easy way to share a Mark Hewitt pot with a friend, a loved one, a co-worker or anyone you want to make smile! Buy them a Mark Hewitt Pottery Gift Card!

Gift cards can be used for the online store, or let us know if they wish to shop at our pottery showroom in Pittsboro, NC.

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.

Henry Glassie, eminent folklorist, Professor Emeritus at the University of Indiana

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.

Louise Allison Court, Curator Emerita for Ceramics, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution

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.

Christopher Benfey, Mellon Professor of English, Mount Holyoke College

Open by Appointment

The pottery is open by appointment year round. Call 919-542-2371 (listen for Carol’s cell in voice mail.) We have a large open barn/showroom of beautiful handcrafted pots that make perfect, personal gift for you or someone you care about!
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.

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.


My wonderful tumbler arrived safely on Tuesday and it is even better than the picture! Thank you. I am so pleased to own several of your larger pots and display them proudly.

Wish you were closer and I look forward to the day that I can come back and visit your peaceful property.
– L.A.H.

Big Pots