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Mark Hewitt

Mark Hewitt

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, Mark is the son and grandson of directors of Spode, the fine china manufacturers. In 1983 he moved to Pittsboro NC and set up his pottery. Mark built a very large wood kiln and began making the distinctive functional pots for which he is known, specializing in very large planters and jars, along with finely made smaller items. He uses local clays and blends the different North Carolinian folk traditions together into a contemporary style.Mark’s work has been featured in the Smithsonian magazine and on the cover of American Craft magazine, he has written extensively in the ceramic press, and he has exhibited in London, New York and Tokyo, as well as throughout the US. He is well-represented in museum and private collections.

“Every clay has a feel, a quality like the cut of different cloth. This quality can vary from the seductive satin of porcelain to the cozy flannel of earthenware. North Carolina’s stoneware clays have the relaxed, purposeful, and unassuming quality of denim overalls. They can be clean and elegant but are prone to being unkempt and scruffy, even a little wild. Old pots made with clays that the potters themselves have dug and simply refined are vibrant to the touch, warm to the eye, and possess an elaborate micro-aesthetic that rewards attentive inspection. Clay has meaning and value beyond its physical properties: clay is a clue. I have a 900 cubic foot wood-burning kiln and specialize in the production of very large garden planters, storage jars and vases, ranging from ten to thirty gallons, along with a full range of tableware. I mine and refine my own stoneware clays and glaze materials from the local area. My principal glazes are the traditional Southern alkaline glaze and salt glaze.”

  • $150
    Mark Hewitt

    Sentinel

    This sculptural form would be beautiful alone or in a grouping on a shelf or mantel. It measures 8.75 x 4”. Reference 19MH05 if calling the gallery...

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  • $450
    Mark Hewitt

    Black Vase / Ash Neck

    This large vase has beautiful craftsmanship and a subtle texture on the surface. It measures 15 x 7.5”. Reference 19MH09 if calling the gallery to ...

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  • $220
    Mark Hewitt

    Sentinel

    This sculptural form would be beautiful alone or in a grouping on a shelf or mantel. It measures 11.25 x 4.75”. Reference 19MH08 if calling the gal...

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  • $150
    Mark Hewitt

    Sentinel

    This sculptural form would be beautiful alone or in a grouping on a shelf or mantel. It measures 9 x 3.25”. Reference 19MH06 if calling the gallery...

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  • $220
    Mark Hewitt

    Sentinel

    This sculptural form would be beautiful alone or in a grouping on a shelf or mantel. It measures 10.5 x 5”. Reference 19MH07 if calling the gallery...

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  • $400
    Mark Hewitt

    Blue Striped Jar

    This large jar has beautiful craftsmanship and is a soft grey color. It measures 11.5 x 8”. Reference 19MH02 if calling the gallery to inquire. 

  • $200
    Mark Hewitt

    Quart Pitcher

    This traditional pitcher has beautiful craftsmanship and subtle texture to the surface. It measures 9.25 x 6.75 x 5.75”. Reference 19MH01 if callin...

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  • $450
    Mark Hewitt

    Blue Gallon Vase

    This large traditional vase has beautiful craftsmanship and is a soft blue/grey color. It measures 14.75 x 7.25”. Reference 19MH04 if calling the g...

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  • $400
    Mark Hewitt

    Half Gallon Pitcher

    This large traditional pitcher has beautiful craftsmanship and is a soft blue/grey color. It measures 11.75 x 8 x 7”. Reference 19MH03 if calling t...

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  • $560
    Mark Hewitt

    Gallon Jar

    This large jar has beautiful craftsmanship and a runny grey/green glaze. It measures 13.25 x 8.5”. Reference 19MH11 if calling the gallery to inqui...

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