Publications

 

A Chosen Path

Mark's book on Karen Karnes, A Chosen Path, came out in September 2010 from the University of North Carolina Press.

Glenn Adamson, of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, writes of the book: “There are too few books that treat pottery as seriously as other art forms; too few that pay sufficient tribute to the achievements of women artists; and too few that situate great art within a rich biographical context. This finely textured book does all three, providing in-depth analysis not only of Karnes’s pots and sculpture, but also of the life of the fascinating person who made them.”

 

Inside Out: Lira's Heads / Pots

Mark's essay about Chilean artist Benjamin Lira's monumental Ceramic heads for the book that accompanied his retrospective in 2012 at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, in Santiago, Chile.

 

 
 

On Lyric Functionalism

This essay, a response to Garth Clark's piece "Bernard's Orphans," appeared in Studio Potter 33.2, June 2005.

 
 

Many Paths: A Legacy of Karen Karnes

Catalog essay for the show that Mark curated at the Penland Gallery, March 22–May 8, 2011.

 
 

On a Hamada Vase

From Innovation and Change: Great Ceramics from the Arizona State University Art Museum, edited by Peter Held (2009).

 
 

On Two Karnes Pots

From Innovation and Change: Great Ceramics from the Arizona State University Art Museum, edited by Peter Held (2009).

 
 

On a Kawai Plate

From Innovation and Change: Great Ceramics from the Arizona State University Art Museum, edited by Peter Held (2009)

 
 

On a Meaders Face Jug

From Innovation and Change: Great Ceramics from the Arizona State University Art Museum, edited by Peter Held (2009).

 
 

On The Potter's Eye

This review appeared in American Craft 66.2 (April/May 2006).

 
 

On Firing Philosophies

This review of David Jones’s book appeared in Ceramics Monthly (June/July/August 2008)

 
 

On Aspects of Ceramic History

This review of Gordon W. Elliot's book appeared in Ceramics in America 2012