Mark Hewitt (USA)

Mark Hewitt

Mark Hewitt is known for his wood fired functional ware, produced at his pottery in Pittsburgh USA. An American citizen, he was born in Stoke on Trent and is the son and grandson of directors of Spode; he studied at Bristol University before undertaking an apprenticeship with Michael Cardew and later another with Todd Piker in Connecticut. He uses local clays in his work and has succeeded in skilfully blending his ceramic background with the North Carolinian folk traditions of his adopted home. His lively demonstration will focus on making ‘big pots’ – up to 5 feet tall – using two different techniques; and he will also demonstrate a variety of his techniques on small works – jugs, teapots, plates etc.

Date: October 18, 2020