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Luce Foundation Center for American Art

Craft: Clay: Globular Vase with Reeded Neck
Globular Vase with Reeded Neck

Globular Vase with Reeded Neck
Mark Hewitt
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

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

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.

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