Mark Chatterley received his BFA in 1979 and his MFA in 1981 from Michigan State University.
Chatterley invites the viewer to join him in an exploration of the human condition, “To accept the inevitable”, whether literally or metaphorically. Chatterley illustrates man’s odyssey from birth to death. We’re on a journey, as he says “from nothingness to nothingness" as we change and reform ourselves. Be it through sickness or health, solitude or community, his work makes concrete the fleeting our dreams, hopes, fears and love.
Chatterley’s large clay sculptures are all hand built and fired to cone 6 with a crater glaze.