About the Artist
For Shawn Tsai, Flameworking started off as a hobby. He immediately became interested in the craft after watching other glass blowers transform the molten material into works of art. Having never received any formal training Shawn is completely self-taught and his artwork reflects a style of his own. Drawing inspiration primarily from nature, his pieces depict the realistic aspect of wildlife. Throughout the years, his enthusiasm for the art has intensified with each new piece resulting in a consistent improvement of technique and a seemingly nonstop flow of new ideas and concepts for his work. With heat and imagination, glass rods are transformed into one of a kind sculptures that satisfy his desire to capture glimpses of nature in his work.