Andy Shaw is associate professor of ceramics at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. His creative projects include the Mid-Atlantic Keramik Exchange in Reykjavik Iceland, the LSU Ceramics Factory production studio, and co-directing the Queeramics Symposium held at LSU. Shaw has completed artist residencies at the SÍM Residency of Reykjavik and Íshús Hafnarfjarðar of Iceland, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia as the 2007 Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellow, the Archie Bray Foundation, the Arrowmont School of Crafts , and as a McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists fellow at Northern Clay Center. 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.