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