Andy Shaw received his MFA in 2000 from Alfred University in Alfred, New York, and his BA in 1992 from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he studied history. Currently he resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he is an associate professor of ceramics at Louisiana State University.
His tableware has been published in Studio Potter; Ceramics Monthly; Ceramics: Art and Perception; and Garth Clark’s book, Shards. Shaw’s work is included in numerous museum collections and he has presented workshops across the United States, including at NCC’s American Pottery Festival. When discussing his work, Shaw states, “Pottery makes physical and poignant contact between impressions of my life and those of the person using the pot through intimations in color, form, and tactile sensation.”