Julian Stair is one of the UK’s leading potters with an international reputation and his work is held in over thirty collections worldwide. Born in Bristol in 1955 to a family of artists and writers, he took up pottery at the age of sixteen and went on to study at Camberwell School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London, graduating in 1981. Julian is also a leading historian of English studio ceramics, completing a PhD at the RCA researching the critical origins of English studio pottery. Quietus: The Vessel, Death and the Human Body was his last major UK touring exhibition. Julian Stair creates powerful, meticulous works of art on both a monumental and intimate scale.

Public Collections include: 

British Museum, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany; Hong Kong Museum of Art; Aberystwyth University Ceramic Collection & Archive; Museum of Art & Design, New York, USA; Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Japan; National Museum of Wales

  • Five Cups On A Ground
    Julian Stair

    Five Cups On A Ground

    2017
    porcelain, coloured porcelain, clear glaze, valchromat, lime, marble powder, pigment
    H:19cm W:47cm D:10cm
    £4,500
    Photograph: Matthew Warner
  • Two Cups On A Ground
    Julian Stair

    Two Cups On A Ground

    2017
    porcelain, coloured porcelain, clear glaze, valchromat, lime, marble powder and pigment
    H:17cm W:20.5cm D:10cm
    £1,800
    Photograph: Matthew Warner
  • Two Cups On A Ground
    Julian Stair

    Two Cups On A Ground

    2017
    porcelain, coloured porcelain, clear glaze, valchromat, lime, marble powder and pigment
    H:17.5cm W:20.5cm D:10cm
    £1,800
    Photograph: Matthew Warner
  • Eleven Cups on a Ground
    Julian Stair

    Eleven Cups on a Ground

    2017
    porcelain, coloured porcelain, clear glaze, valchromat, lime, marble powder and pigment
    H:18cm W:90cm D:10cm
    £9,900
    Photograph: Matthew Warner
  • Julian Stair in his London studio
    Julian Stair

    Julian Stair in his London studio

    2017
    Photograph: Matthew Warner