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The plaque for the William Wordsworth Sesquicentenary, Rydal Mount, Cumbria, by John Shaw.

John Shaw, MA FRSA (b. 1952) is a British stone letter-carver, based in Saxby, Lincolnshire, England.



Shaw was educated at Derby College of Arts from 1970–71[1] where he was the Earp Legacy Award winner. He graduated from Camberwell School of Art and Crafts, in 1974 with a BA in Fine Art. A PGCE followed from Brighton Polytechnic in 1975, and then an MA in 1983 from Birmingham Polytechnic.[1] Shaw has had Workshop experience with Seán Crampton, David Kindersley and Ieuân Rees. He is also a member of the Art Workers Guild.


Shaw has had solo exhibitions in the Royal Society of Arts, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Sam Scorer Gallery (Lincoln), Monnow Valley Arts Centre (Herefordshire),[1] Harley Gallery and Foundation at Welbeck Abbey.

List of worksEdit

Sign for St Peter's Church, Sicklinghall.


  1. ^ a b c John Shaw. Texts that have taken my Fancy, A Personal Statement in Carved Lettering. Monnow Valley Arts Centre, 2008.
  2. ^ "Preston Pals war memorial unveiled at Preston station". BBC News. UK: BBC. 22 July 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2015.