Mark Wong graduated from Pomona College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He promptly returned from Southern California to Colorado and has been making his unique, hand-thrown vessels ever since. He lives and works in Manitou Springs where he specializes in raku ware. In the pursuit of his specialty, Wong has developed his own clays and glazes to compliment each other and work with his throwing style. The thin walls of his vessels radiate the heat more rapidly after the firing. This allows him a range of color rarely seen in raku.