Mark Burns
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Mark Burns

Mark Burns, a MFA graduate of the University of Washington, has had a long and distinguished career as a teacher and maker. He has held teaching positions all over the country. He most recently taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was head of ceramics and chair of the department. Burns’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in numerous public and private collections. Burns has a keen sense of ceramic history and pop culture, which he uses to express complex cultural notions of sexuality and identity. Burns can be reached at, and follow him on social media @markburns0591.


Seth Rainville. Where There Is Smoke, 2018. 10x7x4.5 in. Wood-fired porcelain with slips and glaze.
A conversation with Harvard Ceramics Studio Artists-in-Residence Mark Burns, Stuart Gair, and Seth Rainville; organized, moderated, and recorded by Kathy King at the Falmouth Arts Center, Falmouth, Massachusetts.