BIOGRAPHY

Julian Stair is one of the UK’s leading potters. He studied at Camberwell School of Art and the RCA. He has exhibited internationally and has work in 30 public collections (V&A Museum, British Museum, American Museum of Art & Design, New York, Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Japan, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Kolumba Museum, Cologne, Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge). Recent solo exhibitions include Quietus: The Vessel, Death and the Human Body, (mima, NMW Cardiff, Winchester Cathedral, Somerset House, London 2012-14, Manchester Cathedral 2016); and Quotidian (Corvi-Mora Gallery, London 2014-15). Exhibitions in 2016 include Rosemarie Jäger Gallery, Hochheim, Frankfurt, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford, Frieze Art Fair and Oxford Ceramics Gallery.

 

Julian is a leading historian of English studio ceramics. He completed a PhD at the RCA researching the critical origins of English studio pottery and has written extensively. Publications include The Body Politic: The Role of the Body in Contemporary Craft, Crafts Council, 2000 and Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture, Co-editor with C. Brown & C. Twomey, Routledge, 2016. Recent essays include essays on William Staite Murray for the exhibition on Ben & Winifred Nicholson Art and Life 1920-1931, Leeds Art Gallery, 2014, and on Shoji Hamada, Ceramics, Art, and Cultural Production in Modern Japan, Hawaii University Press and an essay on the origins of English studio ceramics for the exhibition Modern British Ceramics, Yale Centre for British Art, both essays to be published in 2017. He is a member of the V&A Research Institute.

Exhibitions & Public Collections

CURRICULUM VITAE

STUDIO

PRESS

CRAFTS magazine

CFile

CFile

La Revue de la

Céramique et du Verre

Web Press

 

 

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