Mark Peters is a self-employed potter, teacher, and kiln designer living in North Carolina. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tennessee in 1997. His work has been featured in many books and magazines, as well as displayed in ceramic exhibitions around the country. Mark serves on the Board of Directors for the Energy Xchange, an innovative business incubator program that supports entrepreneurs in the crafts of glass blowing and pottery. He is a member of the Toe River Arts Council and a founding member of Potters of the Roan. For more information, please visit www.pinerootpottery.com.