The Nasher Museum invited Pittsboro-based potter Mark Hewitt to create an installation of 12 of his large ceramic pots on the museum’s front lawn.
For 30 years, Hewitt has drawn inspiration from Asian and West African ceramics, and the native North Carolina potting traditions of Seagrove and the Catawba River valley. Hewitt digs the clay, mixes his own glazes and fires in a wood burning kiln on his property. For this installation, the artist selected pots from his own collection, four private collections and the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington.
The installation was conceived by Sarah Schroth, Nancy Hanks Senior Curator at the Nasher Museum.
Hewitt was born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent, England, and has lived in North Carolina since 1983. He has exhibited in New York, Tokyo and London.
The exhibition was supported by Marilyn M. Arthur. We also thank Lex and Ann Alexander, Lisa and Dudley Anderson, Brandon Holland, and Charlie Millard.
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