ARROWMONT CRAFT CONVERSATIONS is a video series that highlights artists in the Arrowmont community. Our partnership with Arrowmont faculty and community members has contributed to Arrowmont’s longevity, growth as a school of arts and crafts, and our reputation as an institution that welcomes everyone. The artists who appear in this series exemplify the characteristics that represent the School — they span generations and are among the most experienced, capable, and innovative in the arts and crafts world.
Each of the artists in this series offers insights into their work and their reflections on being a part of the Arrowmont community.
Mark Errol graduated from Georgia State University in 2014 with his MFA where he was the recipient of the Ernest G. Welch Fellowship. Mark accepted the position of lecturer in 2015 at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA where he teaches Ceramics, Foundation 3D design as well as Professional Preparations for budding artists and Senior Presentation. Errol has taught at Arrowmont, has assisted numerous artists at Penland School of Craft and has taught workshops at The University of Alabama, East Tennessee State University and other recognized art centers around the Southeast.
Mark lives in Tifton, GA where he maintains his studio and is the co-owner of Plough Gallery with Glenn Josey where they concentrate on ceramics, glass and other craft-centric media. Focused on education, highlighting fine craft and art, Mark has curated shows as well at Signature Handmade Gallery in Atlanta. His work has been featured in exhibitions both nationally and internationally and has been published in Studio Potter and Ceramics Monthly magazines as well as other regional and nationally circulated publications. The work he makes investigates the relationships of architecture, interior design, and personal narratives as related to both social and cultural questions of value, space and wanting more.
Mark Errol’s website: http://www.marksmud.com/
The Plough Gallery: https://www.ploughgallery.com/