Four Questions with Mark Fuller
How long have you been making pottery and how did you get started?
Pottery is a life-long learning avocation; I learn from each pot and every firing. I began studying art in 1963 at Del City High School with Montee Hoke. In 1965, I started doing art shows at the Downtown Arts Festival and have done 10 to 20 shows a year for the past 52 years. After graduation from UCO with a degree in Fine Arts and Education, I started a 30-year career as a Midwest City Fireman. From 1979 to 1983, I taught Sculpture and Pottery at Oklahoma Christian University. When I built my home in Midwest City in 1999, the studio was the first building completed.
What would you like people to know about your products?
I, like many artists, draw my inspiration from nature. I lived in Colorado for a time and continue to return to the mountains to study the natural textures and earth tone colors of nature. The pottery is designed to be functional and decorative. Nature’s influence is reflected in the planned glazes and textures.
Being an Oklahoma Potter has been a good life.
What is your best-selling item and/or what new item will you be debuting at the November show in Tulsa?
My best-selling items are functional and decorative pottery. The wine breather and goblets pictured above are new this season.
What do you look forward to most about doing shows?
During shows, I enjoy interacting with people and educating them about pottery and my art style, perspective and inspiration.