Mark Prescott studied fine art at Bath Academy of Art 1964-1967 where he was inspired by the experimental ceramics of that time and decided fired clay was a suitable material for his ideas.
He took part in his first exhibition in 1969 when he was selected for the ‘National Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition’ at the Craft Potters Association, London. Since then he has regularly exhibited his work in galleries and art fairs across the UK and in Europe.
In the 1970’s he worked at the Farnham Pottery, Wrecclesham, Surrey producing handmade bricks and tiles for restoration work. These skills came in useful when he was a craft advisor on community development projects in South Sudan and Kenya. He taught ceramics for many years but now concentrates on making sculpture.
His interest in archaeology is reflected in his sculpture which explores the art of ancient civilisations to create a sense of discovery where fragments have been pieced together into histories and records. He is fascinated by writing on surfaces other than paper such as clay, mosaic or stone and in the visual narrative that is recorded in the way objects have been eroded with use.
He was elected an associate of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2008 and elected an RWA Academician in 2010.