Mark Mitchell

Mark initially trained as a production potter using stoneware glazes and attended workshops held by established New Zealand potters such as Brian Gartside and Peter Lange.

He began a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Wanganui Polytechnic School of Arts in 1998, completing his degree in Otago.

In 2003 he was appointed as head of the ceramic department of Hungry Creek Art School in North Auckland where he taught while continuing to develop his own work.

Mark has exhibited his work since 1998. He was selected as a finalist in the prestigious Portage Ceramic Awards in Auckland in 2002 and received a Merit Award in 2003 and 2006.

In 2007 he spent six weeks in China as guest of the FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums (FLICAM) at Fuping (near Xi'an), along with other potters from New Zealand and Australia, establishing an Australasian Ceramic Museum.  The work made at Fuping remains in the collection of the museum.