Mark Hines, Fused Glass
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Mark Hines has been involved in the visual arts for more than 36 years. His work has been an evolution from blown glass to ceramics and now to slumped glass. Although Mark is basically a self-taught artist, early in his career he studied Glass Design and Ceramics at USC.
In 1974 Mark created a line of face mugs which were whimsical and enjoyed great success to the mid 1980s. From there he progressed to Raku vases. His oversized vases were sought after by Marge Carson Fabrics and Henredon Furniture for their crackle glazes and unique shapes. He also designed a line of Raku lamp bases for Ethan Allen Furniture.
Mark has returned to his glass roots and now creates modern slumped glass pieces making use of knowledge he gained while working with blown glass and ceramics. The range of his glass works encompasses traditional vessels as well as nontraditional forms and sculptures.
His newest designs are large multi-dimensional glass and metal clocks in a variety of enamel finishes Mark’s designs have been shown in Architectural Digest and his pieces are in collections worldwide. He has been commissioned by the City of Tempe Arizona for their annual awards.