Studio Ceramics and Glass

Shapiro Auctioneers have pioneered the secondary market for studio ceramics and glass, holding quarterly sales of works by Australian and International potters and glass makers from the 20th Century to present.

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We have proudly conducted auctions of prominent works by artists including Stephen Benwell, Hans Coper, Pippin Drysdale, Marea Gazzard, Yasuhisa Kohyama, Col Levy, Jeff Mincham, Milton Moon, Anders Ousback, Klytie Pate, Alan Peascod, Gwyn Hanssen Piggot, Lucie Rie, Peter Rushforth, Grace Seccombe, Shigeo Shiga, Hiroe Swen, Gloria Fletcher Thancoupie.

For a confidential and obligation-free appraisal please contact one of our specialists.

Sale Highlights

Andrew Shapiro

Andrew Shapiro

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Australian and International Art
20.21C Art and Design
Andrew Shapiro is Managing Director of Shapiro Auctioneers Australia. His career in the auction industry spans 30 years, from bases in New York, London and Sydney. In 1984, Mr Shapiro joined Phillips New York, where he established his reputation as a leading specialist in 19th and 20th Century Fine and Decorative Arts and became a senior vice-president. In 1990 he arrived in Australia and introduced auction sales for Phillips Australia. Mr Shapiro was profiled in the international publication, Art and Auction (Nov 2000) as the progressive leader in the Australian auction industry. In 2001 Andrew Shapiro led the management buy-out of Phillips International Auctioneers from Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy across Australia. Over the next seven years Shapiro Auctioneers has confirmed its position in the auction industry as a leader in Australian and International Art, Aboriginal Art, 20/21 Century Design, Traditional Furniture and Decorative Art in particular English and European Silver and Objets d'vertu. Significant one owner collections have highlighted many of the past years including the K R Bernard Smith Collection, The Property of A Gentleman, the L Richard Smith Collection, the New Collection and many others. Record prices in all areas of 20th Century Australian and International Design for silver, glass, furniture and books as well as the highest prices recorded for European sculpture and painting keep Shapiro Auctioneers in the forefront of buyers and sellers.
Alexiane Henry

Alexiane Henry

Fine Furniture, Decorative Art and Design
Single Owner Collections
Always fascinated by objects, Alexiane Henry developed her interest in antiques at a young age while growing up in Paris. Alexiane received a Bachelor of History and Anthropology from the University of Paris X. She has a Master of Ancient History from the University of La Sorbonne and a Master of Art History and Cultural Heritage from the University of Reims. After working for different museums and cultural institutions in France and Belgium, her love for the Decorative Arts led her to a career in the auction industry. Alexiane joined Shapiro in 2014 and is a Specialist of Furniture, Modern Design and Decorative Arts. She also conducts general estate appraisals and looks after single owner collections.


Georgia Pan

Georgia Pan

Couture and Luxury Design
Australian Studio Ceramics
Estates and Trusts
Georgia holds a Bachelor of Arts (Art History) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from the University of Sydney. After graduating, she pursued a brief career in commercial banking however was repeatedly drawn back to the arts and subsequently worked for the Sydney Writers' Festival, Sydney Festival, and Sydney Film Festival. Prior to joining Shapiro Auctioneers in 2014, she also worked for a variety of commercial galleries and institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art and Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, as well as curating her own exhibitions in artist run project spaces. Besides her longstanding love of fashion and couture, Georgia has an avid interest in studio ceramics from the early to mid-20th Century.

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