Tim Shaw has three degrees in Glassblowing. After 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 he established a hot glass workshop in London where he continued his artistic practice. His creative talent was recognised by his peers, and 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.
For the past 12 years Tim has resided in Australia where he operates his own hotglass workshop, one of the few independent studios in South Australia. His studio is nestled amongst the Stringybark forests of the beautiful Adelaide Hills, less than 20 minutes from the Adelaide city center. In this idyllic and creative setting, Tim’s work has flourished, absorbing an Australian influence. This inspiration is most marked through his use of vibrant colour and striking forms. Tim is passionate about glass and creates objects of great beauty. His pleasure in working with glass is evident to the viewer.Tim Shaw’s art glass is seductive and alluring. His love of colour, surface decoration and texture captures the viewer and fires the imagination. Tim’s art is versatile and exciting. His technical talents and artistic flair combine to create unique masterpieces.