Line Drawing #12, 2016
blown and wheel cut glass, 360 x 470 x 230
Photo: Grant Hancock
Established Artist Category Finalist
Tim Edwards came to glass from a ceramic background, having developed a bold sense of design and interest in surface manipulation. He has gained a significant reputation for his blown and carved vessels with a strong link to his ceramic history. He spent his childhood on a farm in the south east of South Australia, and has found enormous inspiration from regular trips to the desert and the Flinders Ranges. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, Edwards’ work is represented in significant public collections, notably the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the National Art Glass collection, Wagga Wagga. In 2006 Edwards was awarded the prestigious Rakow Commission from the Corning Museum of Glass, being the second Australian to receive this significant award.
“My current body of work continues my deep and enduring interest in the vessel. Domestic, humble, distilled, accessible to people through experience and daily use. For years I’ve looked at the way objects are rendered in the mediums of film, animation, graphic novels and comics. The varying graphic qualities feed into both my drawing and glassmaking.”