Andrew Shea

Andrew Shea Glass

"I have been working in glass since college in the seventies. I use the fluidity of glass to create forms that represent the motion of the material at working temperatures."

Andrew Shea's work consists of blown glass characterized by vivid colors in strong forms.

In his work, Shea captures the motion of hot glass. While the colors and techniques of glassblowing are fascinating to him, the real joy comes from working with glass once it has cooled. He loves handling the glass, whether it involves surface manipulation or working with the shapes.

Andrew Shea began blowing glass at the University of Minnesota in the early seventies. At that time, there weren't many skilled glass artists in the area to learn from. Shea began working the glass to produce glass fish and perfume bottles that mimic the transparency, opacity, and fluidity of hot glass.

Blue Fish
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 350 - $ 500
Amber Fish
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 350 - $ 500
Rose Fish
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 350
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Historic Heat - 50 Years of Glass Form the Heartland, The Phipp's Center for the Arts, Hudson WI, 2013
Best of the Best Glass-World, Kennedy Publishing, US, 2011
Reflected Splendor:Art Glass and it's Nordic Influence, The American Swedish Instittue, Minneapolis, MN, 2009
Willd Geese, The Irish in America, National Crafts Gallery, Irish Craft Council, Kilkenney, Ireland, 2007