Back in December, I blogged about Mark Hewitt’s 91st kiln opening. It is now time for the Spring Kiln Opening, an impressive 92nd opening!
Local artist Mark Hewitt has an impressive reputation for his pottery. Mark is an England native and has lived in quite a few locations but since 1983, Mark and his wife, Carol, have been calling Pittsboro, NC home. Ever since then, he has been creating functional pieces of art using local north carolina clays and firing them in his very large (900 cu. ft.) fire kiln that he himself built. He fires his kiln three times a year and is able to fit around 2,000 pieces in per firing. The filling, firing, and the cooling of the kiln is around a 16 day process – not to mention all the time that goes into making those 2,000 pieces. Those pieces consist of very large pots, planters, jugs, jars, vases, mugs, and more. Mark has a very extensive resume and can be found in many magazines, museums, and personal collections around the world. He is currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors at the North Carolina Pottery Center. View his website to learn more!
Spring Kiln Opening
Saturday, May 2nd
Sunday, May 3rd
Saturday, May 9th
Sunday, May 10th
Location: 424 Johnny Burke Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Examples of Mark Hewitt’s Work
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