Mark Hewitt is a potter, who was born in England. Although his father and grandfather were the directors of Spode, a fine china manufacturing company, he decided to become a studio potter instead of an industry manager. He received his BA from the University of Bristol, England. He apprenticed under Michael Cardew in England, Todd Piker in Connecticut, and studied traditional potteries in Africa and Asia.
Today he resides in North Carolina. He is known for his large planters, storage jars and vases fired with the traditional Southern alkaline glaze and salt glaze. He collects and refines local stoneware clays and his work is fired in a wood burning kiln. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Museum International Folk Art, and Minneapolis Institute of Arts.