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Cinerary Jar, 2012. Thrown, reduced Etruria marl, lidded jar. 2cmD x 16.2cmH. Value $4,500. Gift of the artist.
Julian Stair, b. 1955, Bristol, England, is one of the UK's leading potters. He studied at Camberwell School of Art and the RCA. He has exhibited internationally since 1982 and has work in 30 public collections including the V&A Museum, British Museum, American Museum of Art & Design, New York, Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Japan, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Kolumba Museum, Cologne, Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Cinerary Jar was made for the exhibition Quietus The vessel, death and the human body. This was a solo show which toured the UK 2012-14 (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, National Museum of Wales Cardiff, Winchester Cathedral, Somerset House). Quietus was widely acclaimed and recognized as one of the most important recent exhibitions of ceramics. It has had such a resonance with audiences that there have been a number of iterations since the end of the tour including Quietus Revisited at Manchester Cathedral, Big Ceramics at Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Cause and Effect at the National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford. Cinerary Jar was part of a body of work used to create Columbarium which was the massive opening work to the Quietus exhibition. Julian has recently received the Bavarian State Prize in recognition of his contribution to ceramic practice and in particular the creation of Columbarium. To learn more about this artist please visit cfileonline.org.