At the Nasher, the Ogden, and the Cameron museums it was a huge honor and delight to be able to bring together so many of my very large pots in one place.
Thanks also to Umstead collection, where we can visit them whenever we wish.
There is another exhibition from 1995, that was curated by Charles Millard and shown at what is now called The Gregg Museum of Art and Design at NCSU in Raleigh. We will get images of that event of soon.
MARK HEWITT: FALLING INTO PLACE
Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
Spring and Summer 2010
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University invited internationally renowned Pittsboro-based potter, Mark Hewitt, to create an installation of 12 of his large ceramic pots on the museum’s front lawn and roof. MARK HEWITT: FALLING INTO PLACE was on view for several months in the spring and summer of 2010. For this installation works were chosen from Mark’s own collection, four private collections, and the Cameron Art Museum’s collection in Wilmington, NC. The exhibition catalog features two excellent essays. The first is by Tanya Harrod, entitled “The Artist as a Young Man.” Herrod is the author of The Last Sane Man MICHAEL CARDEW – Modern Pots, Colonialism and the Counterculture, a newly published biography of Mark’s mentor, Michael Cardew. The second essay is by Henry Glassie, entitled “Mark in Place.” Glassie, a distinguished folklore scholar, has written 14 books and won many awards for his lifetime of humanistic scholarship.
See a video of this exhibition on our Publications page.
MARK HEWITT: BIG-HEARTED POTS
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
January 13, 2011 – April 10, 2011
This extraordinary exhibition featured 16 massive Hewitt pots, from permanent and private collections around the South. A stunning catalog included images of each pot, an essay by Christoper Benfey, entitled “Mark Hewitt at the Crossroads,” and another by Mark himself, entitled “A Few of My Favorite Things About North Carolina Pottery.”
Several of Mark’s big pots grace the interior of the five-star Umstead Hotel and Spa on the SAS campus in Cary, NC. The hotel’s art collection includes over 80 paintings, sculptures, ceramic vases and jars including works by Mark and North Carolina potters, Ben Owen and Kathy Triplet. The Umstead is a wonderful place to look at art, enjoy drinks and a fine meal, and perhaps even relax at the Spa and Hotel. first 6 photos by Ronald L. Sowers Photography
Cameron Art Museum
From “Mark Hewitt: Outside” solo exhibition
Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC