School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Charles Hair

Born: 1955, USA

Ceramicist. Although he was born in the USA, he has lived and worked the Loire Valley in France for most of his life. After a 6 month period of training, in 1974 he established his own pottery workshop making reduction stoneware and porcelain. He has a passion for glazes and in 1985 was made Laureate of the French Foundation for his research on glaze technique. With the prize money he travelled with his wife to Mashiko in Japan where he spent 6 months working with the potters close to Shoji Hamada and the Mingei movement. He learned new techniques as well as absorbing the Japanese philosophy of ceramics which he applied to his own work. He was a demonstrator at the International Ceramics Festival at Aberystwyth in 1989

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Vase] C1214 Ceramics