Image: Tim Shaw, Southern Aurora (2008), blown and carved glass.
Tim Shaw has been confirmed as a Visiting Artist with National Glass Centre glass studio this summer.
Tim is internationally recognised for his talent and his work has been described as ‘seductive and alluring’. He has an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, which is where he further refined and honed his glass making skills.
Since leaving full time education, Tim has exhibited his work as far afield as the UK, USA, Asia and Australia, where he has been based for the past nine years. He now runs his own hot glass workshop, which is one of the few independent studios in South Australia. He also acts as a mentor and trainer to emerging artists and students, most recently teaching glass making in Swaziland and Turkey.
From 19 June, Tim will be showcasing his exhibition New Work in the NGC craft and design showcase until 1 August, opening times, daily, 10am - 5pm.
Throughout his stay, Tim will be working with the NGC, as well as offering two-day and evening glass blowing courses, from beginner to advanced level.
The weekend course will be held on Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 May and Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 June 9.30am-5pm. The course costs £325 with lunch included at Throwingstones restaurant.
The 8 week evening course will begin on Tuesday 27 April 6pm-8.30pm, priced at £295 per person.
The course will have echoes of the current NGC exhibition, Work Force, which draws together historical representations of labour in the industry of glass making through films from the 1970s to the present day.
There will also be another artist’s talk, organised by the Friends of the NGC, held on Wednesday 28 April at 2pm with local artist Desiree Hope.