A native of western Pennsylvania, the immediate convergence of Mark’s work translates from his exploration of the earth colors of hills and streams of his childhood, his professional career in the woodlands across the United Stations and internationally, and his relaxed inshore and deep-water experience of the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina. He has been making ceramics full time since 2010 and has taught as a ceramics college adjunct instructor as well as teaching in the studio. Mark’s exquisite work is featured in Our State magazine with a circulation of more than 1.1 million people. Commissions include the US Marine Corp, the USS New York, local restaurants and hotels, Carteret General Hospital, and nationally branded businesses. Artist Statement As a functional and contemporary pottery maker, I explore how to plan, design, make and market my work. Sometimes the wait between making and bisque firing to glaze firing presents and anticipatory wait that fuels additional and alternative ideas.