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About Mark Shapiro

Mark Shapiro’s has taught numerous workshops nationally and internationally and mentored many apprentices at his Stonepool Pottery. His work is included in many public collections. He edited A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes (UNCP 2010), founded the Apprenticelines project, and is a founding member of POW! (Pots on Wheels!) A 2019 Smithsonian Artist Resident Fellow and 2021 Craft Research Fund recipient, he is currently co-curating an exhibition on early 19th century free Black master potter and activist, Thomas W. Commeraw at the New-York Historical Society.

Artist Statement

Making pots at this moment in time is an act that honors our shared humanity and defies meaningless labor.


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