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Norm Sartorius Portrait

Norm Sartorius

Salisbury, Maryland 1947

Active in:

  • Parkersburg, West Virginia

Photo Caption:
Courtesy Norm Sartorius.

Luce Artist Quote

"My goal is to create spoons that people will view as small treasures." Norm Sartorius, 1994

Luce Artist Biography

Norm Sartorius left his job as a social worker in Baltimore in the 1970s to live in rural West Virginia. He apprenticed to a woodworker for six months and learned to carve letter openers, shoehorns, canes, and spoons. He made a living from selling craft items and quickly discovered the popularity of his unusual spoons. By 1989, Sartorius had devoted his work entirely to crafting unique spoons from exotic woods.