Currently, Stuart Gair is an Artist in Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation, where he is exploring a new body of work and teaching classes. Recently, Gair was named an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly magazine and Emerging Craftsman by the Ohio Craft Museum. Gair examines a wide range of wares that have endured through time with a particular interest in how form follows function, balance, elegance, silhouette and volume. By examining these forms, he thinks about how objects are displayed and how they can occupy a space in similar ways to those historical objects that he admires. He also strives to lure in the viewer for a closer examination of each piece to examine the subtlety and variation of surface. All of the pieces that Gair creates are fired to cone 10 in a soda kiln. He has participated in residencies across the country including Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and Harvard Ceramics Program. He is represented by numerous established galleries which include Lillstreet Art Center, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia and Clay AKAR. Gair received a history degree from Ohio University and completed an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.