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BIOGRAPHY

Julian Stair is one of the UK’s leading potters and writers on ceramics. He took up pottery at 16 and went on to study at Camberwell School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He has exhibited internationally over the last 30 years and has work in over 20 public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, British Museum, American Museum of Art & Design, New York, Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Japan and the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam.

 

Recent exhibitions include Quotidian at Corvi-Mora Gallery, London and Quietus: The Vessel, Death and the Human Body at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and on tour throughout UK.  From common rituals surrounding death to the daily touch of a cup Stair’s work celebrates the dynamics of use and the way that pottery permeates and is integral to human experience.

 

A regular contributor to ceramic publications since the 1980s, Julian is an authority on the history of English studio ceramics. In 2002 he completed a PhD at the Royal College of Art researching the critical origins of English studio pottery. He has written extensively, most recently contributing a catalogue essay on William Staite Murray for the exhibition Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis & William Staite Murray: Art and Life 1920-1931, Leeds Art Gallery, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge & Dulwich Picture Gallery, London in 2014.

Exhibitions & Public Collections

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CRAFTS magazine

CFile

CFile

La Revue de la

Céramique et du Verre

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CFile / January / 2015

2014:

 

Crafts Council / 2014

Crafts Council / March / 2014

Crafts Council / August / 2014

Mentsen / 2014

Dulwich Picture Gallery / August / 2014

Contemporary Art Society / November / 2014

 

 

CFile / November / 2014

CFile / April / 2014

CFile / January / 2014

Mashiko Museum / November / 2014

SoVA / February / 2014

 

 

BBC / April / 2013

The York Press / May / 2013

Sotheby’s / PDF /  September / 2013

2012:

 

Aesthetica Magazine / 2012

theguardian / July / 2012

 

 

mima / July / 2012

flow gallery / October / 2012

2010-:

 

TrAIN / July / 2010

The Scottish Gallery / August / 2010

Daiwa Foundation / November / 2010

 

 

Cape Farewell / 2008

New Art Centre / 2005

The Independent / November / 1997