b. 20th Century
Mark Prieto is an American ceramics artist. He grew up immersed in the world of ceramics with his parents, the artists Antonio and Eunice Prieto, and the many California and international artists who visited their Mills College home. As a teenager Mark assisted his father Antonio in his studio and traveled with him on a trip to Spain to document the work of village potters. His own formal studies began at the California College of the Arts with Viola Frey and then continued at the Rhode Island School of Design where he worked in Dale Chihuly's glass studio in addition to his focus on ceramics. After graduating from RISD, Mark joined his brothers Esteban, Peter, and Paco in developing Prieto Studios in Oakland, California where he also taught ceramics. Prieto is currently a full-time studio potter working in Portland, Oregon. He continues to share the management of Prieto Studios in Oakland, California.