Known for his wheel-thrown, slip decorated porcelain mugs and bowls fired in a reduction kiln, Dale Mark became attracted to clay through studying archeology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
Mark took courses at Dundas Valley School of Art and at Mohawk College before graduating from the Sheridan College Ceramics Programme in Ontario. He opened a studio in 1995 in Burlington, Ontario, where he works as a functional potter making wheel-thrown, slip decorated porcelain mugs and bowls fired in a reduction kiln. He enjoys the translucency of the porcelain, the quality of glazes and the feel of the clay when throwing.
Dale is a pillar of the Ontario clay community through his participation on the executive of the Potters Guild of Hamilton and Region, involved with the organization of their biannual sales and yearly Empty Bowls fundraiser, which supports the Hamilton Food Share. Dale is also a founding member of Hamilton's AllSorts Gallery.