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Globular Vase with Reeded Neck

2001 Mark Hewitt Born: Stoke-on-Trent, England 1955 wood fired salt-glazed stoneware 22 x 16 in. (55.9 x 40.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art 2002.22 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53B


Luce Center Quote

“. . . Mark’s pots, like the folk pots that inspire him, embody human fullness, fusing use and beauty.” Henry Glassie, The Studio Potter, December 2002

Luce Center Label

Mark Hewitt’s style is deeply rooted in the folk tradition of creating beautiful pots meant to be used for everyday activities. He uses earthy tones to glaze his stoneware vessels, which range in size from small bowls to monumental pots that can be used outdoors. Following in the folk tradition that he has inherited from English potters Bernard Leach and Michael Cardew, Hewitt uses local materials that root his pots in past styles but still allow them to reflect his current surroundings.

Keywords

decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay

About Mark Hewitt

Born: Stoke-on-Trent, England 1955

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