Tim Shaw has been a professional practising glass artist all his working life. He works primarily with glass, but often also incorporates other materials into his artworks. His unmistakable style is a result of years mastering his skill and continually exploring his creativity.
Born in Cyprus and raised in Yorkshire, Tim has explored his artistic practice and glassmaking skills throughout the world. He has three degrees in glassblowing. Attaining his BA (Hons) from North Staffordshire Polytechnic in the UK in the early 80’s, he went on to study at the avant-garde Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, where he continued to develop and experiment creating a unique style of art glass. Upon his return to the UK Tim established a hot glass workshop in London. Whilst there he was invited to undertake his second MA at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London. Here he further refined and honed his glassmaking skills whilst pushing the boundaries of his artistic expression.
Moving permanently to Australia in 2002, Tim is currently based with his family and hot glass studio nestled in the stringy bark forests of the Adelaide Hills. Travel is still a large part of Tim’s practice however, and he finds exhibiting and teaching, both nationally and internationally, inspiring and motivational. He has exhibited numerous times at the Sculptural Objects and Functional Art fair in Chicago (SOFA) and has taught in South Africa, Swaziland, Turkey and the UK. Tim has also been a finalist in the Ranamok Glass Prize (2001, 2003 and 2012), The South Australian Natural History Art Prize, and Pro Hart Outback Art Prize among others. His work is collected worldwide and housed in both private and museum collections.
Made in Australia.