Apr 16, 2014
This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Mark Hewitt. Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, to a family who worked for Spode China manufacturing, Hewitt has been around ceramics his entire life. During college an encounter with Bernard Leach's "A Potter's Book" set him in the direction of studio pottery and towards the apprenticeship system of education. A major proponent of the system Hewitt spent years training with both Michael Cardew and Todd Piker. Upon finishing his training he moved to Pittsboro, NC where he has maintained a studio since 1983.
In the interview we talk about his time with Michael Cardew, the value of the apprenticeship system, and developing the confidence needed to run a major ceramic workshop. For more information on Mark's work please visit www.hewittpottery.com