Visit the Pottery

… in Pittsboro, NC

Shop Online Store

… for beautiful pottery

Buy a Gift Card

… for someone special

Visit the pottery

By appointment ~ please call 919-542-2371 or email

Shop Online

… for beautiful pottery

Buy a Gift Card

… for someone special
Pottery Maker in Pittsboro, North Carolina

Visit the Pottery

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.

We are open by appointment to visit and shop.  Please call 919-542-2371, or email to set up a time. All staff is fully vaccinated, and our large barn/showroom is more outdoors than in. You can also shop online.

Our next firing, Firing 106, will be in November, and our Holiday Kiln Opening Sale will be start on Black Friday, November 26th, and run for three weekends. Exacts dates and times are on the Kiln Opening Page.

Sign up here to get a postcard and/or email to be notified of the exact dates and times of our holiday hours.

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

Barrel Mug

The Potter's Eye book

The Potter's Eye

Tall tumbler or Vase

Iced Tea Tumbler

pottery earrings


Give A Gift That Says You Care

What 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 lovely, customized, Mark Hewitt Pottery Gift Card!

They can redeem their gift cards by shopping in the online store, or they can come shop at our pottery barn/showroom in Pittsboro, NC.

Happy shopping,
Mark and Carol

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 and following usual COVID precautions. Please call 919-542-2371 or email to book a time. We have a large open barn/showroom to make physical distancing easy, and rarely schedule more then one or two appointments at a time.
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.

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.

The vases arrived at week’s end in great condition – thanks to the excellent packing and easy transaction.

Both are already being put to good use, as you will see below. Love them!
– M.F.