Stuart is an award-winning studio
glass designer-maker based in Nottingham. He has been making glass for over 30
years. The artist creates forms in vibrant colours and organic shapes.
Instantly identifiable, his work possesses a sense of movement and grace within
the solid form.
Stuart’s glassmaking career began in the North East of England learning the
basics on the BA(hons) course at Sunderland University, followed by a Post
Graduate Diploma at the International Glass Centre, Brierley Hill. A stint as
head maker at an established glass makers lead to starting his own business in
These one-off pieces were inspired by the Skylon structure which became the symbol of the
1951 Festival of Britain (the celebration of British design during a period of
post war hope and austerity, which was an incredibly creative time). Stuart
wanted to reflect this in his new pieces.
The form is made using Swedish techniques with
his personal adaptations. The central jewel like core is cut open to expose
this multitude of technical detail.