Mark Epsten


Mark Epsten

I’m the type of person that gets bored easily.  I’m in constant search for the balance we need to live these lives. I have been playing in clay for over 30 years and have not gotten tired of the quest. What I love about the material most is that it’s the great imitator, it allows you to express your greatest feelings and emotions, mimic, emulate or even mock the tactile surfaces that we are exposed to on a daily basis. That’s why I love working with the soft textured slabs of clay. It allows me an opportunity to exploit that plasticity so inherent to the material. I enjoy the play between the textures and the rich colors in the layering of the high fire glazes.

I have earned 2 masters degrees from the University of Dallas, Irving, Texas. Currently I maintain a studio in Dallas, teach classes at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Texas. I show regularly and present workshops nationally. I’m in the process of building a new studio in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

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Or contact me at: Mark Epsten, 1100 Hillburn, Dallas, TX 75217 / 214.398.5212