Special Exhibition


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March 12 – April 30, 2006 :
Out of History I

JULIAN STAIR < > David Leach, England

Julian Stair, basalt cups on handbuilt ground    



Born in Bristol
1974 - 78 Camberwell College, University of Arts, London, BA Ceramics
1978 - 81 Royal College of Art, London, MA Ceramics
2002 PhD, Royal College of Art, London
  Critical Writing on English Studio Pottery 1910 – 1940
Selected Awards
1981 Setting Up Grant, Crafts Council, London
1986 British Council Grant to Artist (exhibition in USA )
1997 Crafts Council Publication Grant
2003 Finalist World Ceramic Exposition in Seoul, Korea
2004 (European Achievement Award, World Crafts Council
1997-2003 Trustee, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
1998-2003 Co Chair, Setting Up Grants Committee, Crafts Council, London
2000 Trustee, Crafts Council, London
2001 Fellow Royal Society of Arts, London
2005 Interim Chair, Crafts Council, London

Julian Stair is a potter and writer. He has exhibited internationally over the last 24 years and has work in twenty public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, British Council, American Museum of Art & Design, Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Boymans Museum, Netherlands.
The Series of work explores the relationship between form and colour and the interface between movement and stasis. The exhibition includes cups, teapots and jars in white porcelain, black basalt and the shadowy tones of natural earth sited on handbuilt ´grounds´. As a picture frame enhances the two dimensions of pictorial space, the geometry of the ´grounds´enhance the volumes of the thrown forms, the dynamic of object to object and the spaces between.

Exhibition Julian Stair


Opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. & 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m


Sunday, March 12, 11:30 a.m.

Opening speech:

Dr. Joachim Utz


Exhibition site:

Galerie Marianne Heller
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 2
Im Stadtgarten
69117 Heidelberg

Phone: ++49 (0) 6221 - 61 90 90


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