Christian Shaw (b.1956) was born in Edinburgh, the son of Sax Roland Shaw, the well-known Scottish artist, who worked primarily in stained glass and tapestry. Christian Shaw studied silversmithing and sculpture at Edinburgh Art College before continuing to work in stained glass. He has been involved in stained glass conservation for a number of prestigious and historically significant buildings, as well as the creation of contemporary works.
In 2021, after 37 years of running his own studio, Christian Shaw announced that his children Felicity Finnigan and Sax Shaw would be taking the family business forward, while he stepped back into a consultancy role. In future Christian Shaw Stained Glass will be trading as Finnigan & Shaw Ltd with studios based in Edinburgh, Scotland and Lewes, Sussex.