Mark Chuck is a ceramic sculptor in northeastern Pennsylvania. An avid fisherman, his work is inspired by the natural resources of the region, capturing the essence and movement of aquatic life in clay.
His work has been featured in dozens of national exhibitions, including several Yunomi Invitationals (2015, 2017-19) ClayAkar, Iowa City, Iowa. In 2018, he was featured in the 6th Annual Cup Show, Jansen Art Center, Lynden, Washington, where he was the recipient of the Judges Choice Award. Most recently, Mark was featured in a solo exhibition in August 2019 at In Tandem Galley, Bakersville, North Carolina.
In addition, his work was included in Cheers! Drink Up!, Common Wheel CO-OP, Colorado; Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Last Call III, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, Tennessee; 2018 Ceram-a-rama, Ceramics Research Center ASU Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona; The Cup Show 2018, Clay Art Vegas Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada; and On The Rocks: An Exhibition of Vessels and Related to Drinking, Pewabic Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, to name a few.
Mark’s unique glazing technique is featured in the June/July/August 2019 issue of Ceramics Monthly in an article he contributed titled, “Aquatic Inspiration.” In September of 2018, his trout mugs were included in the magazine’s annual Drink Up! contest devoted to functional pottery. His work also appeared in the February 2013 edition of Ceramics Monthly. In addition, he was included in 500 Teapots — Volume II, by Jim Lawton, published by Lark Books in 2013.
Mark earned a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree with a concentration in Ceramic Sculpture from Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania. He was the recipient of the prestigious F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship, the Scotty Neuroth Memorial Award from the Division of Fine Arts, and the Katherine O’Dea Van Deusen Scholarship for the Arts.
To view more of Mark's work visit www.markchuck.com