Jeff Shapiro was born in the Bronx, NY in 1949. He presently works and lives in upstate NY with his wife Hinako. He studied ceramic arts while living in Japan for 9 years from 1973-1981. His work has beenexhibited internationally in: Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Canada, and Japan. His work can be found in numerous Museum collections including: The Sevre Museum, Paris, France, The Carlo Zauli Museum, Faenza, Italy, The Massachusetts Museum of Fine Art, Boston MA, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, The Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA. He has given workshops and seminars in many countries around the world, and has built 2 wood fire kilns in Italy. He completed a5 week European tour of exhibiting and workshops in the summer of 2013. He also taught workshops and had exhibitions in Switzerland, France, England and Italy during the summer of 2014, as well as a solo exhibition at Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA, in April 2014, and a solo exhibition at Kakiden Gallery, Tokyo, Japan in Oct. 2014.