Tim Edwards Bio

Tim came to glass from a ceramic background, where he says “I did a lot of working out of
the forms I wanted to use...... A bold sense of design and surface manipulation was always
some thing I was interested in”. This can be seen in the works he has gained a reputation
for and also the work he makes today which shows a strong link to his ceramic history.
All of Timʼs work is blown or shaped in the hotshop and then cut, carved and ground using
the ʻlatheʼ with diamond and stone wheels.
Tim worked as an artist at Blue Pony studio from 2001 to 2008. The earlier years were
more sporadic, becoming a member in 2005.
Tim has a strong link to the land. 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 Range.
Tim has spent time in North America as a teacher and student at the Pilchuck Glass
School, Haystack School of Crafts and at Ohio State University as a Scholar in residence.
In 2007 he undertook a residency at the Tacoma Museum of Glass as a visiting artist.
Exhibiting nationally and internationally, Tim has art work in various collections, notably the
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA, Museum of Glass, tacoma, USA, the National
Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of SA, the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of
Western Australia and Wagga Wagga National Art Glass collection. In 2006 Tim was
awarded the Rakow Commission from the Corning Museum of Glass, being the second
Australian to receive this significant award.
After 5 years in Canberra concentrating on his art practice and parenting he has returned
to Adelaide with his family and works as a practicing artist and glass studio technician at
the JamFactory.
tim edwards biography



b.1967 millicent, south australia
professional experience
1997 – current Independent Studio Artist
2008 Artist Assistant, Dick Marquis, Pilchuck Glass School, USA
2007 Artist in Residence, Tacoma Museum Of Glass,WA, USA
1999- 2000 Visiting Scholar (six months) Art Department, Ohio State University USA
1999 Teaching Assistant Ruth King, Katherine Gray – Pilchuck Glass School, USA
1998: Artist - in - Residence, South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia
1995 - 1996: Associate Designer, Glass - Jam Factory Craft and Design Centre, SA
1993: Studio Tenant, Jamfactory Craft and Design Centre, SA
1992: Associate Designer, Ceramics Jam Factory Craft and Design Centre, SA
1991: Graduate Diploma, Ceramics - University of Tasmania, Tas
1988-90: Bachelor of Arts (Applied Art) Major Studies: Ceramics, Sculpture - Deakin University, Vic
solo and two person exhibitions:
2011 New work, Tim Edwards/Clare Belfrage Jamfactory SA
2008 Duologue - new work, Tim Edwards/Clare Belfrage Jamfactory,SA
Tim Edwards – Recent Work, Wexler Gallery, Philidelphia, USA
2006 Translations- two person show, Clare Belfrage, Tim Edwards, Beaver Galleries, ACT
2004 Tim Edwards BMG Art, Adelaide, SA
Clare Belfrage/Tim Edwards, Foster-White Gallery Seattle, USA
2002 Tim Edwards - Purple Space, Jamfactory,SA
1994 Tim Edwards and Sue Bogner, Gallery 2, Jamfactory, SA
selected group exhibitions
2014 MasterglassTwo, BMG, Adelaide , SA
Tom Malone glass prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia, WA
2013 Links, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, USA
Australian Glass Now, Traver Gallery, Seattle, USA
365 Cups, Worth Gallery, Adelaide,SA
2012 Blue Pony, Jamfactory craft & design centre, SA
2011 Tom Malone glass prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia, WA
Master Glass, BMG Art Adelaide SA
2010 10 Contemporary Australian Artists: A Glass Act, Australian Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
2009 Limited Lines, Canberra Glassworks, ACT
2008 Echoes of Nature, Axia Modern art, Melbourne, Vic
SOFA Chicago, Beaver Gallery, Chicago, USA.
2007 Tom Malone glass prize, Art Gallery of Western Austarlia, WA
SOFA Chicago, Beaver Gallery, Chicago, USA
2006 SOFA Chicago, Beaver Gallery, Chicago, USA
Australian Glass, Galerie Rosenhauer, Germany
2005 Collectors Choice, Axia Modern Art, Sydney, NSW
Six BMGArt, Adelaide, SA
2004 Vetri.Nel mondo. Oggi Institue of Science and Arts, Venice, Italy
Luminous Surface – Under a Southern Light, Australian Contemporary, Sofa Chicago, Navy
Pier, Chicago, USA
Quartet Axia Modern Art, VIC
Ranamok Glass Prize Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACT and touring nationally
2003 Ranamok Glass Prize Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACT and touring nationally
Permutations Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, USA
City of Hobart Art Prize Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Tas
Tom Malone Glass Prize Art Gallery of Western Australia, WA
2002 Ranamok Glass Prize Customs House, Sydney and touring internationally.
Liquidity Quadrivium, NSW
Australian Glass, Mitsukoshi International Glass Art Festival, Taiwan
2001 New Glass – New Talent Axia Modern Art, VIC
Ranamok Glass Prize Volvo Gallery, Sydney and touring nationally
Glass State Jamfactory, SA
2000 Vibrant Visions Marta Hewett Gallery, USA
1999 Hot Glass Exhibit Art Commission of Greater Toledo, Ohio, USA
Alla Maniera Veneziana Jamfactory, Purple Space, SA
1997: Barbara Wallace Memorial Exhibition Millicent Craft Centre
1996 Catching Reflections Craft Council of ACT
Far Fiasco Jamfactory, SA
Studio Glass ’96 Art & Design Gallery, Brisbane
1995 Associate Group Exhibition Jamfactory, SA
1994 Celebrate! Jam Factory's21st Birthday Show, Jamfactory, SA
1993 New Issues Anima Gallery, SA
1991 Grad. Dip. of Art Craft & Design Student Exhibition Tasmania School of Art
awards and grants
2009 Established Artist’s New Work grant, Visual Arts/Craft Board, Australia Coucil
2006 Rakow Commission – Corning Museum of Glass, USA
2005 Established Artist’s New Work grant, Visual Arts/Craft Board, Australia Council
2004 Short Notice Grant to attend Sofa, Chicago, from Arts South Australia
2002 Individual Project Grant to develop and exhibit new work from Arts SA
1997 Individual Project Grant for a research and study tour of USA from Arts SA
Scholarship Pilchuck Glass School, Washington, USA
First Prize Barbara Wallace Memorial Exhibition, South Australia
2013 Links, Vicki Halper, Museum of Glass, Tacoma
2012 Blue Pony book
2008 New Glass Review 30
2007 New Glass Review 28, 2006,. Tina Oldknow, The Rakow Commission
2006 Glass magazine, Summer 2006, Grace Cochrane, New Talent
25 Years of New Glass Review, Tina Oldnow, The Corning Museum of Glass
2005 Australian Glass Today, Margot Osborne, Wakefield Press
New Glass Review 27
2004 Vetri. Nel Mondo. Oggi. Edited by Rosa Barovier Mentasti, pp10-11
2003 Permutations, Exhibition Catalogue, Essay by Margot Osborne
2002 New Glass Review 24
2001 New Glass Review 23
Glass State 2001, Exhibition Catalogue, Jam Factory, Contemporary Craft and Design
Art Gallery of Western Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, VIC, Australia
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, USA
Art Gallery of South Australia, SA
Corning Museum of Glass, USA
National Gallery of Australia, ACT Australia
National Art Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery