Collection: Stuart Gair

Athens, OH

Stuart Gair grew up in Northeast Ohio where his interests in local materials, historiography, and the ceramic process first began. He often references past cultures and civilizations in his work as a way to understand specific groups through the objects they created. 

Gair received an MFA in ceramics from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a BAS in history from Ohio University (Athens). He has also spent time teaching at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) and Colorado Mountain College (Glenwood Springs), and was a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation (Helena, MT). He has a studio in Canaanville, OH where he has been experimenting with local clays and exploring the ceramic history of the region. He is the co-founder of Canaanville Arts Center, a gallery and artist residency that is focused on bringing nationally and internationally recognized artists to the area as well as highlighting artists and craftspeople from the Appalachian region working in traditional methods. Gair is currently an assistant professor of instruction at Ohio University (Athens).