Norm Hines

I have been working as an artist since 1961. First attracted to ceramics, I eventually moved to sculpture and, over the years, have  used a wide variety of materials including granite, marble, bronze, metal, and wood. Projects have ranged from megalithic-scale Caelum Moor  in Arlington, Texas, to small bronze platters, vessels, and life-cast fruits and vegetables; from  kinetic, welded steel totems created in the Anza Borrego desert to site-specific basalt boulders embedded at tide line in Fiji.  In the 1980s and early 90s I received public commissions for work in San Jose, Palm Desert, Orange, and Ontario, California; and  my smaller work is included in private collections. Most recently, I have been making one-of-a-kind speciality knives.

Educated at Pomona College, which owns several large sculptures, and the Claremont Graduate School (now University) in Claremont, California, I taught ceramics and sculpture at Pomona for 40 years before retiring in 2000. For the next 12 years, my wife and I divided our time between Claremont, the Anza Borrego desert where my studio and foundry were now located, and the small tropical island of Taveuni, Fiji Islands. Since 2013 I have been living and working in Claremont