Mark Hewitt moved to North Carolina in 1983 and specializes in the production of very large planters, storage jars and vases, along with a full range of high quality tableware. He mines and refines local stoneware clays, and his principal glazes are the traditional Southern alkaline glaze and salt glaze. All his work is fired in a big wood-burning kiln the size of a school bus, which he fires three times a year.
Spring Kiln Opening
Sat. April 14th, 8:00 - 8:50am
SALE (two weekends)
Sat. April 14th, 9am- 5pm
Sun. April 15th, noon - 5pm
Sat. April 21st, 9am-5pm
Sun. April 22nd, noon-5pm
We have three Kiln Opening Sales each year: in the Spring, late Summer, and early December. We send postcards and emails to everyone on our Mailing List a few weeks before each Sale. The Kiln Openings are open to the public, so feel free to spread the news and please join the mailing list to receive all Kiln Opening updates and occasional other news.
The sales are fun, lively events, with plenty of pots for everyone. There are 1500 - 2000 pots for sale at each Kiln Opening. We hold a Preview before each Sale, giving everyone an opportunity to admire the work. No sales are made, nor reservations taken, during the Preview.
In years past we held a Preview on Friday evening. To make it easier for everyone, starting with the Summer Kiln Opening in August, 2011 we now hold the Preview on Saturday morning from 8:00 to 8:50. Then the previewers are guided back into line, in the order that they arrived in, and we re-open to sell pots at 9:00 am. The sale continues until 5pm, then Sunday from noon - 5pm, and the following weekend as well. Pots are restocked for Sunday, and also for the second weekend. Check the Events page closer to the date for more details.
If you can't get here during those times, you are always welcome to call for an appointment and come at a more convenient time. We also ship, and keep a few pots on the online gallery. If you don't see anything you like, give us a call and we may be able to find you something else. (919) 542-2371
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