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Mark Shapiro

Born:
New York, New York 1955

Active in:

  • Worthington, Massachusetts

Luce Artist Quote

“I like old jugs. Jugs made by potters who worked on both good days and bad days . . . Jugs used in everyday life---by both the people who made them, and those to whom they sold or traded them.” Artist’s statement


Luce Artist Biography

Mark Shapiro’s experience with ceramics in high school led him into a career as a potter. In 1986, Shapiro opened his own pottery studio based on the idea of producing functional wares. He likens his working style to that of ancient potters producing large quantities of beautiful, functional pots. He continues to live and work at his Massachusetts studio, where he produces about one hundred pots a week.