Potters in Print

This is the basis of a co-lecture given with Mark Hewitt at NCECA 2011, in Tampa, Florida.

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Critically Speaking

From the panel at NCECA 2008.

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On Apprenticeship

In 2005, Mark organized and moderated a panel on apprenticeship at NCECA, with the hope of encouraging more young potters to consider this way of getting a clay education—and more established potters to take on apprentices. What follows are some of this thoughts at the time. He also gathered some information about other apprenticeships and asked Michael McCarthy and Maya Machin, at the time his most recent past apprentice and his current one, to reflect on their experiencewith him.

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Mark’s work on A Chosen Path grew out of his interest in thinking about the lives of fellow contemporary artists. To that end, he has conducted a number of interviews for the or the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America


Paulus Berensohn

An interview of Paulus Berensohn conducted 2009 March 20-21 at Berensohn's home and studio, in Penland, North Carolina.

Sergei Isupov

An interview of Sergei Isupov conducted 2010 December 21-22 at Isupov's home, in Cummington, Massachusetts.


Karen Karnes

An interview of Karen Karnes conducted 2005 Augest 9-10 at the artist's home and studio, in Morgan, Vermont.


Linda Sikora

Linda Sikora is one of our most thoughtful and articulate makers of functional pots. I talked to her at the end of 2002, after seeing her Ferrin Gallery exhibition that featured teapots and covered jars the previous summer. 

This interview appeared in Studio Potter 32.2 (June 2004)

Michael Simon

The following oral history transcript is the result of a tape-recorded interview with Michael Simon on September 27 and 28, 2005. The interview took place at the artist's home and studio in Colbert, Georgia.