Julian Stair is born in Bristol in 1955. Stair studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art from 1974–1978, and at the Royal College of Art from 1978–1981. He completed a PhD in Critical Writing on English Studio Pottery: 1910–1940 at the Royal College of Art in 2002. He was a trustee of the Crafts Council and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He lives and works in South London. Stair has exhibited internationally over the last 30 years and has work in thirty public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, British Museum, American Museum of Art & Design, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Boijmans Museum, Netherlands, Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Japan, Kolumba Museum, Cologne, Germany and Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK (text: Wikipedia).
He is an English potter, academic and writer.
Images: Portrait 2011 (source London Craft week); Portrait (source website artist); vase, ca.1982-1985 (source MAAK London); various pots (source Patricia Rogers' Weblog); Julian Stair exhibition (source CFile online).
He makes groups of work using a variety of materials, from fine glazed porcelain to coarse engineering brick clays. His work ranges in scale from hand-sized cups and teapots to monumental jars at over 6 feet tall and weighing half a ton.