Mark Hines was born and raised in Southern California. Although Mark is basically a self-taught artist, early in his career he studied Glass Design and Ceramics at USC. In 1976 he began working with stained glass. From there he progressed to ceramics and in particular Raku vases which enjoyed great success.
Mark currently produces a large and varied line of modern slump glass pieces making use of knowledge he gained while working with stained glass and ceramics. Sand molds give the glass an organic look and iron stands make the pieces very functional. His clients, many of whom are interior decorators, began requesting oversize pieces and Mark has been able to accommodate their requests with large glass vases, bowls, chargers and candlestick holders.
Mark's designs have been shown in Architectural Digest and his pieces are in collections worldwide.
Mark and Jeanne Hines and their son Eric reside in Prescott, Arizona.