Tim Shaw was born on December 25, 1959 and has three degrees in glassblowing. After attaining his BA (Hons) from North Staffordshire Polytechnic in the UK in 1983, 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. In the mid 1980s, he established a glass workshop in the Crystal Palace area of London where he continued his artistic practice. His creative talent was recognized by his peers and he was invited to undertake his second MA at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London, where he further refined and honed his glassmaking skills while pushing the boundaries of his artistic expression. At the moment Tim continues to produce his artwork at his own studio in Adelide.