English-born Mark Hewitt has lived and worked in Pittsboro for 25 years. He uses local clays to make his large pots and planters, and his work reflects various local pottery traditions. Hewitt is famous for the monumental scale of much of his pottery, which is difficult to achieve and requires special kilns and equipment. Other works of his can be seen in the permanent collections of the Ackland Art Museum, the two Mint Museums in Charlotte, N.C., the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., and the Smithsonian Institution's Renwick Gallery. UNC-Chapel Hill also owns several of his smaller works, which can be found in the atrium of Davis Library and throughout the Hanes Art Center.