Andy Shaw is Associate Professor of Ceramics at Louisiana State University. His creative projects include coordinating the Mid-Atlantic Keramik Exchange in Reykjavik Iceland, the LSU Ceramics Factory production studio, co-directing the first Queeramics Symposium held at LSU, and co-curating The Boneyard exhibition at LSUMoA. Andy has completed artist residencies at the SÍM Residency in Reykjavik, Íshús Hafnarfjarðar in Iceland, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Northern Clay Center of Minneapolis as a funded McKnight Artist, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia as the 2007 Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellow, the Archie Bray Foundation, and at the Arrowmont School of Crafts. In 2000 he earned his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and in 1992 a BA in History from Kenyon College. He also studied at Penn State University, the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and apprenticed at Basin Creek Pottery, Montana. Among the distinguished permanent holdings of his work are the Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Swidler Collection at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, and the E. John Bullard Collection at the LSU Museum of Art. Louisiana State University has recognized him twice with the Outstanding Teaching Awards.