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Mark Peters

Mark Peters

Mark Peters makes wheel-thrown, wood-fired functional pottery. Each piece is made by hand, often altered or assembled off the wheel. His work is a collaboration with clay and fire. Working with the clay’s inherent qualities to make objects that are complimented through the wood firing, Mark creates pots that demand attention and respect. Organic and loose in form yet bold and defined in structure, his pots have unique characteristics that make each pot one of a kind

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Mark Peters at MudFire

Gallery group show Potters of the Roan, April 2009
Gallery group show Asheville in Atlanta, October 2006
Workshop presenter Thrown & Altered Forms, August 2004
Solo show Stoked!, August 2004

 

Mark Peters Artist Bio

In 1998, We moved to the foot of Roan Mountain in Mitchell County, North Carolina. We have created a working pottery studio and gallery from an old barn on our property.

I graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1997 from the University of Tennessee. Since then, I have been working as a self-employed potter, teacher and kiln designer. My work has been featured in many books and magazines. I've also had my pots displayed in ceramic shows throughout the country.

I am currently a member of the Toe River Arts Council, a local arts group devoted to promoting the arts of our region. Each spring and fall, Pine Root Pottery participates in the Arts Council's studio tours, weekend open houses for the public. I have the privilege of serving on the Board of Directors for the Energy Xchange, an innovative business incubator program that uses methane from a landfill to support entrepreneurs in starting, managing and operating new businesses in the crafts of glass blowing and pottery. I'm also a founding member of Potters of the Roan, a Bakersville potter's guild. The Roan potter's mission is to better educate and market the ceramic talent in the community.

I make wheel-thrown, wood-fired functional pottery. Each piece is made by hand - a lot of the work is altered or assembled off the wheel. My work is a collaboration between me, the clay, and the fire. I work with the clay's inherent qualities to make objects that are complimented through the wood firing. Processes in nature such as wind, gravity, and erosion inspire my work. Each pot is organic and loose in form while bold and defined in structure. Wood firing is an intensive process, physically demanding but worth the work. Wood fired pots demand attention and respect. They have unique characteristics that make each pot one of a kind.





Mark Peters Artist Resume

Education:
1997 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Master of Fine Arts
1990 Columbus College of Art and Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Selected Exhibitions:
2008 "National Teapot Show 7", Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
2008 "Potters of the Roan in Triplicate", Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
2008 "The Body in Pots", Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
2008 "Southern Exposure; Atmospheric Pots and the Penland Connection", Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY
2008 "Teapot Show", Sparta Teapot Museum, Sparta, NC
2008 "Yunomi Invitational", AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2007 "Potters or the Roan" Trac Gallery, Burnsville, NC
2007 "90 Tea Pots More or Less", Xen Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2007 "40 Years of Cedar Creek Resident Artists", Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
2007 "The Pitcher Show", University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC
2007 "Potters of the Roan", Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC
2007 "A Cup of Tea", Penland Gallery, Penland, NC
2006 "Potters of the Roan", North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC
2006 "Asheville in Atlanta", Mudfire Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2006 "Sid Oakley: Artist, Mentor, Friend", NC State University Gallery of Art & Design, Raleigh, NC
2006 "Annual Clay Invitational", Washington Street Gallery, Lewisburg, WV
2006 "Group Craft National Invitational Exhibit", Bennett Gallery, Knoxville, TN
2006 "Odyssey Goes West", The Clay Studio of Missoula, Mis soula, MT
2006 "Tea Time", Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
2006 "Functional Ceramics 2006", Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
2005 "American Pottery Festival", Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2005 "Potters of the Roan", Article Ga llery, Charlotte, NC
2005 "Mentors and Friends", Ariel Gallery, Asheville, NC
2005 "Hot/Ice IV", Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2005 "National Tea Pot Show V", Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
2005 "The Ultimate Tablesetting", Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
2004 "Wood Fired Ceramics", Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2004 "Stoked", Mudfire Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2004 "Duets", Kentucky Museum of Art + Design, Louisville, KY
2004 "Southern Cups", Southern Pottery, Columbia, SC
2004 "Potters of the Roan", Rochester Folk Guild, Rochester, NY
2004 "Cups with Character", The Icehouse Center, Davidson, NC
2004 "Canton Clayworks Invitational", Canton Clayworks, Canton, CT
2004 "Southern Pitchers", Southern Pottery, Columbia, SC
2004 "For The Table", Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe , NM
2004 "100 Teapots 2", Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
2003 "Functional Ceramic Invitational" Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2003 "Potters of the Roan", Arrowmont Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN
2003 "Potters of the Blue Ridge", The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Hendersonville, NC
2003 "Potters of the Roan", The Seen, Decatur, GA
2003 "Feats of Clay", Lincoln Arts Center, Lincoln, CA
2003 "MHCC Cup and Saucer show", Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
2002 "Potters of the Roan", Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC
2002 "2002 Summer Instructors Show", Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC
2002 "Potters of the Roan", Charleston Clayworks and Gallery, Charleston, SC
2002 "Fourteenth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition", San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo, TX
2002 "Feats of Clay," Lincoln Arts Center, Lincoln, CA
2002 "Feature Exhibit", Campbell House Gallery, Southern Pines, NC
2002 "Necessary Objects", The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
2002 "North Carolina Clay," St. John's Museum, Wilmington, NC; Hickory Museum of Art,
Hickory, NC; Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC
2002 "Hot Ice III", Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2002 "Pots Presented", Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
2002 "Handcrafted", Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mt., NC
2002 "New Traditions", Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC
2001 "Craftforms 2001", Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2001 "Handles & Spouts", Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY
2001 "Fall Celebration of the Arts", Mayland Community College, Spruce Pine, NC
2001 "Handcrafted", Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mt., NC
2001 "NC Clay, Past and Present", NC Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC
2001 "National Clay Invitational", Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2000 "Ceramics USA 2000", SOVA Gallery, Denton, TX
2000 "Natural Materials", University Art Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI
2000 "Clay Wood Fire Salt", Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC & Ohio Craft Museum,Columbus, OH
2000 "100 Pitchers", NC Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC
2000 "Handles and Spouts", Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2000 "Strictly Functional Pottery National", Market House Craft Center, Petersburg, PA
2000 "25th Anniversary Cup Show", Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL