Mark Hewitt

born Stoke-on-Trent, England 1955
Stoke-on-Trent, England
Active in
  • Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
  • American

Mark Hewitt grew up in a home filled with pottery, as his father and grandfather were the directors of a large china manufacturing company in England. Hewitt recognized early in life that he wanted to become a potter but did not want to be trained in the academic tradition at a university. He waited until after he had graduated in 1976 to begin training as an apprentice. After working in England, the artist traveled to Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Africa, and finally settled in North Carolina, where he continues to incorporate ideas from various cultures to create pots that combine function with beauty.