Globular Vase with Reeded Neck

  • Mark Hewitt, Globular Vase with Reeded Neck, 2001, wood fired salt-glazed stoneware, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art, 2002.22

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

Title
Globular Vase with Reeded Neck
Artist
Date
2001
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Dimensions
22 x 16 in. (55.9 x 40.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art

Mediums Description
wood fired salt-glazed stoneware
Classifications
Object Number
2002.22
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