Richard Shaw


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    Richard Shaw
    Walker with Cigar Box

    2015. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers.

    28" x 12" x 10"

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  • ShawR_CollectionBoxWithPinkShoe
    Richard Shaw
    Collection Box with Pink Shoe

    2015. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers

    2.75" x 12" x 7.75"

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  • ShawR_GreenandGreen
    Richard Shaw
    Green on Green

    2014. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers

    14.5" x 9" x 10"

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  • ShawR_HouseOfPencilsOnABandingWheel
    Richard Shaw
    House of Pencils on a Banding Wheel

    2014. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers

    7" x 13" x 10"

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  • ShawR_StillLifewithInkandSkull
    Richard Shaw
    Still Life with Ink and Skull

    2012. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers.

    3" x 9" diameter

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    Richard Shaw
    Guitar Man

    Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers.

    51" x 10" x 15"

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  • ShawR_TzedakahBox
    Richard Shaw
    White Owl Tzedakah Box

    2015. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers. Removable teapot lid.

    6" x 8.25" x 11"

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    Richard Shaw
    White Owl Tzedakah Box

    2015. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers. Removable teapot lid.

    White Owl Tzedakah Box

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  • ShawR_WingtipWithSeasideCollection
    Richard Shaw
    Wingtip with Seaside Collection

    2015. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers.

    4.25" x 11.5" x 7.75"

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Richard Shaw
Walker with Cigar Box

2015. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers.


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Richard Shaw
Collection Box with Pink Shoe

2015. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers


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Richard Shaw
Green on Green

2014. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers


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Richard Shaw
House of Pencils on a Banding Wheel

2014. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers


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Richard Shaw
Still Life with Ink and Skull

2012. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers.


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Richard Shaw
Guitar Man

Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers.


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Richard Shaw
White Owl Tzedakah Box

2015. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers. Removable teapot lid.


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Richard Shaw
White Owl Tzedakah Box

2015. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers. Removable teapot lid.


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Richard Shaw
Wingtip with Seaside Collection

2015. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers.


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  • ShawR_CollectionBoxWithPinkShoe
  • ShawR_GreenandGreen
  • ShawR_HouseOfPencilsOnABandingWheel
  • ShawR_StillLifewithInkandSkull
  • ShawR_GuitarMan.jpg
  • ShawR_TzedakahBox
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  • ShawR_WingtipWithSeasideCollection

Richard Shaw
Walker with Cigar Box

2015. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers.


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Richard Shaw
Collection Box with Pink Shoe

2015. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers


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Richard Shaw
Green on Green

2014. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers


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Richard Shaw
House of Pencils on a Banding Wheel

2014. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers


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Richard Shaw
Still Life with Ink and Skull

2012. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers.


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Richard Shaw
Guitar Man

Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers.


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Richard Shaw
White Owl Tzedakah Box

2015. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers. Removable teapot lid.


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Richard Shaw
White Owl Tzedakah Box

2015. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers. Removable teapot lid.


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Richard Shaw
Wingtip with Seaside Collection

2015. Glazed porcelain with overglaze transfers.


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Richard Shaw is considered a master of trompe l’oeil. Using his brilliant technical skills, Shaw casts common objects with meticulously placed overglaze transfer decals. His realistic and sometimes surrealistic sculptures capture everyday events, still lifes or narratives with poetic wit and whimsy.

Shaw is currently a professor of art at The University of California, Berkeley. He has received numerous honors and awards for his accomplishments, including: two National Endowment Grants, Honorary fellow of the American Craft Council, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree, San Francisco Art Institute and Resident Artist at Shigaraki Cultural Ceramic Park, Japan. Shaw was also honored to be a part of Manafacture National Sevres in Paris.

Statement

I try to stand back and be the absent arranger, creating a poem about a person using humor, irony, and elegance. Sometimes the subject is actually me, as in the watercolor box jars, where I reference my role as the artist, using images from my sketchbooks.

The human aspect of the still life or assemblage acts as a person memorializing their identity using the objects from their personal narrative. The narrative itself reveals their tastes, pastimes, intellectual pursuits, sins, habits good and bad, obsessions, etc.

Identifying as another person in the arrangement of objects allows me the freedom to make unconscious decisions and to act spontaneously, to experiment and take chances, and to let the conflict of self-imposed rules go.

Selected Collections

  • Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
  • Cantor Museum, Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • Chazen Museum of Art, Madison Wisconsin
  • Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
  • de Young Museum, San Francisco, California
  • Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
  • Ichon World Ceramic Center, Ichon, Korea
  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Kansas University, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
  • Lowe Art Museum, University of Florida, Coral Gables, Florida
  • Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Museum of Art and Design, New York
  • Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz County, California
  • National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Nora Eccles Museum of Art, Logan, Utah
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
  • J. Orton, Jr. Ceramic Foundation, Columbus, Ohio
  • Palm Beach Museum, Palm Beach, Florida
  • Petits Lu Collection, Paris, France
  • Plains Art Museum, Morehead, Minnesota
  • Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
  • Rene Di Rosa Collection, Napa, California
  • Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  • St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
  • San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
  • Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan
  • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Numerous private collections throughout the United States and internationally

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