The Visiting Artist and Scholars Committee is excited to welcome Julian Stair. During his visit to Alfred he will be meeting with students, giving a public lecture on his work, and hosting professional practice forums for students.
Julian Stair, "The Radical Domestic: Multivalence and the Vessel"
Tuesday, January 26
Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall
Sponsored by the Visiting Artists and Scholars Committee
Free and open to the public
A potter, researcher, and writer for over 30 years, Stair has actively engaged in the discourse of ceramics on a variety of levels to great critical acclaim in the UK and internationally. His most recent exhibition Quotidian, at Corvi-Mora Gallery in London, aimed to, in the artist’s words, “offer an interpretation of the great historical dinner services and to demonstrate the multivalent nature of pottery.” His major traveling solo exhibition ending in 2014, Quietus: The Vessel, Death and the Human Body, featured monumental works arranged in sites including the historic Winchester Cathedral and the subterranean Deadhouse of Somerset House, London. His works have been collected by more than 20 museums, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, British Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, Hong Kong Museum of Art, and the Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art. Stair is also an internationally recognized authority on the history of the studio pottery movement. He received a PhD in 2002 from the Royal College of Art, where he wrote the dissertation Critical Writing on English Studio Pottery: 1910-1940. A frequent lecturer and academic conference speaker, Stair has published extensively on a variety of topics concerning modern and contemporary craft, and has held research and teaching positions at the University of Westminster, Courtauld Institute of Art, Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Camberwell College of the University of the Arts, and the University of Northumbria. See http://www.julianstair.com/.
Additional events during Julian Stair’s visit :
Jan. 25, 8:30am: Undergraduate forum on professional practice, Undergraduate ceramic studio area
Jan. 25. 2-4pm: Individual studio meetings for undergraduates. Sign up sheet will be posted near senior area.
Jan. 26: 9am-12pm: Individual studio meetings for graduate students. Sign up sheet will be posted in graduate hallway.
Jan. 27, 2:20pm: Graduate forum on professional practice, Harder Hall 220
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