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Mark Shapiro

Mark Shapiro's work has a functional base that is infused with intensity and intention taking it to the level of art. He is an important link in contemporary American ceramics. His work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the Mint Museum and International Museum of Ceramics at Alfred. Shapiro is also an inspired teacher and mentor to young potters.
Mark Shapiro - Lighthouse Jar w/Feet Mark Shapiro - Footed Square Jar 'U' view 1 Mark Shapiro - Footed Square Jar 'U' view 2
Mark Shapiro - Bottle with Circles Mark Shapiro - Set of Four Plates 1 Mark Shapiro - Set of Four Plates 2
Mark Shapiro - Platter Mark Shapiro - Square Cups w/ Circles, Medium Mark Shapiro - Square Cups w/ Circles, Small
Mark Shapiro - Deep Bowl w/ 'U' Mark Shapiro - Large Mugs w/ Bands Mark Shapiro - Medium Mugs w/ Bands
Mark Shapiro - Large Three Handled Jar w/Marking Mark Shapiro - Amber Jugs with Three Handles Mark Shapiro - Amber Mugs with Stripes
Mark Shapiro - Large Platter w/ Amber Center Mark Shapiro - Woven Platter w/ Small Dots Mark Shapiro - Large Platter, Green
Mark Shapiro - Tall Paddled Bottle w/ Black Markings Mark Shapiro - Paddled Bottle w/ Two Handles, Black Markings Mark Shapiro - Paddled Bottle w/ Two Handles, Blue/Green
Mark Shapiro - Large Three Handled Jug, Black Mark Shapiro - Rope Green Serving Bowl w/Scraped Spiral Mark Shapiro - Rope Green Serving Bowl
Mark Shapiro - Tall Canister w/ Markings Mark Shapiro - Large Barrel w /Markings Mark Shapiro - Set of Five Bottles w Drips and Markings
Mark Shapiro - Brown Jar, 2007 Mark Shapiro - Large Oval Bottle w/White Script, 2009 Mark Shapiro - Platter show card
Mark Shapiro - Oval Bottle w/ Pours Mark Shapiro - Oval Bottle w/ Pours Mark Shapiro - Mark Shapiro and Karen Karnes
Mark Shapiro - Large Flattened Bottle with Yellow Center Mark Shapiro - Close Friends Mark Shapiro - Five Dancing Forms
Mark Shapiro - Umber, Tan, and White


Education
1989 Penland School, studio assistant, Michael Simon
1987 Penland School, studio assistant, Mary Roehm
1978    Amherst College, BA in anthropology