"My work has been greatly influenced by my love of nature and the wonders it has to offer us. I have tried to incorporate my fondness for flowers and gardens with glass to create an impressionistic vision of the landscape."
Shawn describes her work as Impressionistic; inspired by flowers, gardens, and landscapes, washed with splashes of vibrant color on a 3-dimensional canvas of glass. Each piece is individually designed and hand blown, using colored glass powders and chips to produce a painterly effect. Her pieces are alive with a fluidity of motion, each expertly crafted and produces to achieve a unique expression of the artist herself. Transparent veils of color, seemingly frozen in motion, float through her paperweights, while bowls and plates of undulating glass echo the graceful simplicity of forms in nature. Shawn holds a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and studies glass at the Pilchuck Glass Center and the Toledo Museum of Art.