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Mark Hewitt (b. 1955) is an English studio potter living in the small town of Pittsboro, North Carolina outside of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, known for his functional pottery and especially for his large scale wood-fired, salt-glazed ceramic pots, known as monster pots. His work is influenced by Asian pottery, African pottery, North Carolina pottery, and especially the English pottery of Bernard Leach. Hewitt was taught by Leachs first student, Michael Cardew.Hewitt was born in England in 1955 not far from the Spode china factory in Stoke-on-Trent. His father and grandfather were both managers at Spode, so he grew up with that ceramics tradition. While at Bristol University in 1975, however, Hewitt was attracted to the very different English studio pottery tradition when a friend loaned him a copy of Leachs seminal work, A Potters Book. Thereafter, he sought out opportunities to learn studio pottery, becoming Cardews apprentice at the Wenford Bridge Pottery in Cornwall.Hewitts decision ultimately to settle in North Carolina has influenced his work profoundly, as have his travels to Africa and Southeast Asia. The North Carolina influence can be seen, for instance, in his use of alkaline glazes, runs of glass, and use of contrasting colors of clay. At the same time, his English roots may be seen in his close control of the potters wheel, his crisp lines, and in the North Devon-style handles of many of his pots.Hewitt makes a complete line of functional ceramic toys, and much of his work is intended for everyday use. He also makes large-scale vessels of a more sculptural vein, such as his grave markers. His work can be found in the permanent collection of several American museums. He was also the co-curator, with Nancy Sweezy, of The Potters Eye: Art and Tradition in North Carolina Pottery, at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina (October 2005 – March 2006).