Stuart Gair: Slide Show and Two Hour Demonstration – August 23, 2 – 4:30pmFrom 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
- Cost: $35 Register at www.berkeleypottersstudio.com
Stuart will begin with an informative half-hour slide presentation about his work and studio life. Following that he will demonstrate throwing a variety of functional forms on the wheel including cups, tea bowls, pitchers, and teapots. Learn a variety of techniques for altering forms by paddling, cutting and carving. Stuart will also discuss the process of soda firing and how he thinks about each form in relation to the atmospheric environment.
“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. Particular attention is paid to the attributes in a piece that make it demand presence in an environment – silhouette, curve, lightness, balance, volume, proportion, substantiality, and how objects sit on a surface.” – Stuart Gair
Stuart Gair received his MFA from University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2017 and was featured as an Emerging Artist in the May 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly. Gair has been a Summer Resident at Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT as well as a Watershed Artist in Residence and Salad Days Artist in Residence at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, ME. He currently holds the position of 2017-2018 Artist in Residence at Harvard Ceramics in Allston, MA.