Julian Stair


Born 1955, Bristol, UK

2002 PhD, Royal College of Art,
London Critical Writing on English Studio Pottery 1910 - 1940
1978-81 MA Ceramics, Royal College of Art, London
1974-78 BA Ceramics, Camberwell College, University of the Arts, London

2004 European Achievement Award 2004, World Crafts Council
2004 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship
2003 Finalist, World Ceramic Exposition, Seoul, Korea
1998 British Council Grant to Artist (exhibition in USA)
1997 London Arts Board Grant to Artist
1997 Crafts Council Publication Grant

Solo Exhibitions
2006  Galerie Marianne Heller, Heidelberg, Germany, Terra Keramik, Delft, Netherlands
2004 Collect, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (juried individual exhibitor)
2002 Egg, London
2001 Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
2007 ‘Collect’, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
‘Contemporary Collections’, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
‘After Life’, The Manchester Museum, Egyptian Galleries
2006 ‘Collecting Contemporary Ceramics’, The Gallery, Rhuthun, Wales
‘Collect’, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
‘To Hold’, Farmleigh House Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2005 ‘Modern Pots’, Dulwich Picture Gallery
‘Collect’, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
‘Functional Form Now’, Galerie Besson, London
‘Celebrating 30 Years’, Crafts Council Shop at the V&A, London
‘Table Manners”, Crafts Council, London 
‘Meister der Moderne’, Munich, Germany
2004 ‘Everything But: Contemporary English Kitchenware’, British Council touring exhibition, Singapore, Esplanade; Sri Lanka, Barefoot Gallery, Colombo; Thailand, British Council   Siam Square; Indonesia, Bandung, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space &  Jakarta, Aksara/Prodak.

Public Collections
2006 University of Wales, Aberystwyth  
2006 Gallery Oldham
2005 York City Art Gallery
2004 National Museum of Wales (1 work, 1 group)
2004 Paisley Museum (1 work purchased with National Art Collections Fund)
2004 Rhode Island School of Design Museum, U.S.A (group)




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