Born in Altona, Manitoba, Shaun has grown up with pottery surrounding him. As the son of successful potter, Marlene Dyck, every residence Shaun has known has exhibited blurred lines of living space and a pottery studio. Surrounded by the medium, Shaun’s innate talent has continually been prompted by his mother who has potted for roughly thirty years.
Never having been formally trained, Shaun is self-taught and has learned by doing. Shaun attended University of Winnipeg, studying humanities for nine years. This formal education indirectly brought him back to what he truly knew and has resonating influences on his style. Influences of the angular, geometric nature of the work inspire his individual wares that are on one hand designed and reproducible and on the other hand, possess a simple character that is uniquely their own.
Shaun sells and shows his work throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan and into Ontario. Shaun is a member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council.