Ronald Shaw received his BA from UCF. He relocated to South Florida and began working at Rare Earth Gallery. He travelled to the Cup Creek Foundation for a summer residency helping build their anagama wood kiln, sparking his interest in wood and soda firing and using native clays and materials. He began teaching raku and wheel throwing at the Armory where he continues to experiment with forms and alternative firing methods with both youth and adults. In the summer of 2012, Ron began a one year apprenticeship with Justin Lambert at Live Oak Pottery in Jupiter where they focus primarily on wood and soda firing. Ron maintains two distinct bodies of work, a functional soda or wood fire line of pottery and a sculptural line combining multiple clay bodies and firing methods coupled with various living and organic elements.