Visiting Artist: Stuart Gair

Workshop
Saturday, January 27, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, January 28, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

 

VISITING ARTIST: STUART GAIR       

Two-Day Demo Workshop

Saturday, January 27, 10am – 4 pm and Sunday, January 28, 10 am – 4 pm

Tuition: $300.00, members $150.00

Stuart will present a Tuttle Talk on Friday, January 26, 6-8 pm. Free to all.

Stuart Gair is currently an Artist in Residence at the Harvard Ceramics program in Allston MA. In this  two-day demonstration workshop he will be throwing forms on the wheel and altering them in numerous ways to create functional ceramic objects, including cups, teabowls, a pitcher, platter, teapot, bowl, and a jar. He will discuss how he thinks about form, texture and color in relation to the soda firing process. And Stuart will also speak about pots throughout history, drawing on his in-depth exploration of historical objects from Japan, China, and Korea as well as mid-twentieth century Scandinavian, American, and British forms. “The functional vessels I make are for use and display. It is of the upmost importance that each piece has a duality of utilitarian purpose and serves as an object of beauty and intrigue when not in use.”

BIO:  Stuart Gair received his MFA in Ceramics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously he did post-baccalaureate work at Ohio University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and also was in a Master of Education program at John Carroll University (Ohio).  He has held residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, and was the Salad Days Artist in Residence at Watershed in 2014.  Stuart has an extensive exhibition record, is represented by AKAR Gallery, the Lillstreet Art Center, the Clay Studio, and Lux Art Center, and has been published in Ceramics Monthly.

For more about Stuart, see stuartgair.com

 

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