Mark Gardner lives and works in a small town in North Carolina.
“My work continues a series of highly carved and patterned vessels. The inspiration behind these pieces comes from several sources including the art of Benin, Africa and the islands of the South Pacific. I am attracted to the rhythm of the repeated patterns carved on various ceremonial objects. I like the subtle quality of the carving, like the black on black ceramics of the Southwest. That you may not notice how intricate some of the work is until you are right next to the piece, is for me, an important aspect of the finished piece. Combining a monochrome surface with the precise carving gives the work a quiet strength.”
Please note: All work is individually hand turned, no two are exactly alike.
March 14, 2020: Boulder Arts and Crafts has made the difficult decision to close the gallery until further notice in order to practice social distancing. All of our staff are healthy, and we hope to keep them well. In closing, we hope to help many others stay safe.
Although we are not open for regular business, we will be checking in each day. Please email or call if we can help you with anything. Our website is open as well. As long as the post office and UPS remain in service, we can ship you something beautiful.