Having worked and developed his glassmaking skills at both Sunderland University and the Brierley Hill International Glass Centre, Stuart finally set up his own Studio in 1991. He now owns and runs a successful workshop in Nottingham and is considered one of England’s leading glassmakers. Today the pieces he makes are fresh and confident, specialising in stunningly pure, asymmetrical designs executed in a wide range of vibrant colours, often inspired by natural forms. The cold working techniques introduced over the years - which include carving and polishing - give the surfaces of his pieces a wonderful pattern and movement, often with intriguing optical effects. Stuarts work is represented by many leading galleries and larger more complex pieces can be seen in many private collections.