A chat with Tim Shaw, Glass Artist
Tim Shaw, Glass Artist
“ I tend to create both through inspiration and intuition.
Sometimes it’s a long and arduous process to even get the glass to do what I want it to do – and it’s ultimately in the hands of the glass gods really. I think that’s what I love about it the most though…” Tim Shaw
“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.
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.
Tim Shaw Glass is exhibited and for sale at many different galleries including Artworx Gallery and Gift in Goolwa South Australia.
Artworx Gallery and Gifts is one of the leading contemporary Art Galleries on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula.
Artworx Gallery & Gifts opened in October 2005 in the historic river port of Goolwa, 80 kilometres south of South Australia's capital city of Adelaide. Within months of opening, it had established itself as a must-see venue and within a year was being hailed as the finest contemporary gallery on the Fleurieu.
Its success has been confirmed by the SA Great organisation and the Southern Alexandrina Business Association, who have both made special Awards to Artworx in recognition of the gallery's contribution to the local arts scene and local artists.
Exhibiting are highly talented, award winning artists from around the country works including original paintings, jewellery, wood, metal, sculptures and gifts.
Artworx Gallery and Gifts is located in the centre of Goolwa's heritage precinct, in an 1850s stone cottage and warehouse near the town's restaurants, hotels and historic wharf and railway station, where paddle steamers and steam trains rule. With five rooms plus a courtyard, there is plenty for viewing and contemplating.
Works can be shipped throughout Australia and overseas.
Artworx Gallery and Gifts is an experience! Go and Enjoy!
“Tim has so much positive energy and love for what he describes as “liquid fire” being glass. So much fun to able to do a podcast as Tim was creating a drinking glass from the beginning to the end process and I even got to be an assistant for part of it. I loved describing the process on the podcast and hope that listeners get as excited about the experience as I did. Tim’s glass art is so rich in colour and enticing designs, you just can’t help feel good when you see the range of Tim Shaw Glass much like when you meet Tim himself!.”
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