Shaw Tec was founded in 1960 by Alan Shaw – a very talented potter & artist. He started this business on a small holding in Fisantekraal where we are still operational today. Alan used the land and bounds of available clay. He put the raw clay through its processes and sold it to all other potters that shared their love for pottery. He decided to extend the business and started making glazes to compliment the clay & pottery sold.
Alan decided he wanted to move to the amazing town of Greyton and offered for Andy (his son) to take over the existing Shaw Tec. Andy took the bull by the horns at the age of 22 and took the business lock, stock & barrel! There were many challenges – but Andy was determined and took the business to new heights. He focused heavily on growing Shaw Tec, through Clay & glaze sales and very importantly the clay Terra cotta tiles that we are most known for.
Shaw Tec made some changes over the last 15 years and refocused the business! Due to the labour intensiveness & many processes involved in the manufacturing of Clay & Clay tiles, Andy decided to take his passion for the business in a new direction and offer a very similar product in a cement range, more reasonably priced, more accessible to the average person and a more simple manufacture process. This has been Andy’s focus for the last 15 or so years.
Shaw Tec has now decided to launch a ceramic bespoke tile range, which has been inspired by Andy’s daughter Olivia – having a 3rd generation perspective & input has been refreshing and has inspired us to keep Shaw Tec relevant and top of mind.
Our vision is to keep our brand relevant, with a consumer looking for hand made products, products made with love, and a passion for design, ceramics, & tiles in general.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story, we look forward to sharing our continued success with you!