Seeing With Another Eye: In Conversation with Anthony Shaw

Saturday 20th April 11:00 am

Anthony Shaw, esteemed collector of British sculptural ceramics and founder of The Anthony Shaw Collection, will engage in a conversation with renowned collector and curator Preston Fitzgerald. Together they will explore the roots of Shaw’s collection and its evolution over four decades, as showcased in the recent display, Seeing With Another Eye, at the Centre of Ceramic Art in York Art Gallery.

A new publication about Shaw’s collection will also be published in spring 2024 to accompany this new display. With the same title, the book Seeing with Another Eye features contributions by Anthony Shaw himself and David Whiting, who set this remarkable collection in its art historical context. Fitzgerald and Shaw will offer firsthand insights into Shaw’s influential contributions to celebrating ceramics history and discuss his forthcoming projects.

Antony Shaw
With a passion for art in all its forms, Anthony Shaw has been collecting art for forty years. He has created an extraordinary art collection which focuses in particular on British sculptural ceramics. The Anthony Shaw Collection, Housed at the Centre of Ceramic Art in York, features among its major artists Gordon Baldwin, Ewen Henderson, Gillian Lowndes, Bryan Illsley, and Sara Radstone, who all work intuitively and express the “felt” nature of their works, in doing so often transcending the limitations of their medium.

Preston Fitzgerald
Preston Fitzgerald, collector, curator, and Chairman of The Crafts Council’s Patrons group, annually showcases artists at the House of Pots exhibition in Chelsea, London. For 12 years, he has sponsored and curated a Work in Progress exhibition with students of the Ceramics and Glass course at the Royal College of Art. Fitzgerald’s curation also extends across the country, notably with frequent exhibitions at Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire.