Biographical Information: Mark Gordon received degrees in Physical Education and Philosophy from Oberlin and an MFA in Sculpture from Ohio State. He has worked in clay for over 40 years, beginning as a potter, wheelthrowing, and then expanding into modular assembled clay sculptures and mixed-media site-specific installations. His work is exhibited in national and international colleges, universities, art centers, and museums.
Mark has traveled to 21 countries to document claywork traditions throughout the Mediterranean, South America, and the Caribbean. Fluent in Spanish, he taught as a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and has lectured in Caracas, Cairo, Damascus, Madrid, Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, Valencia, and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). Gordon’s work has appeared in American Ceramics; Ceramics Monthly; The New York Times; American Craft; Clay Times: The Journal of Ceramic Trends and Technique; Revista Internacional Ceramica (Spain); and Ceramics: Art and Perception.
Since 1999, Mark has taught at Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina, where he is Associate Professor in the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts.
Location: 808 Woodard Street, Wilson, NC 27893
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