Stewart Hearn


Stewart Hearn is a highly respected Cambridgeshire based glassmaker and designer, winning The Balvenie Master of Craft Award (ceramics and glass category) in 2011. He has established a professional practice of over twenty five years, developed during his experience of working with some of Britain’s best master glassmakers. Stewart is completely absorbed by the precision and skill of his craft.  Forever striving for perfection, Stewart is typically hard on himself as he continually pushes the boundaries of his ability and imagination.  Each piece of work Stewart produces has a studied balance of form, colour, translucency and weight, which shows the tacit knowledge he holds. 
The work that Stewart produces, while celebrating a traditional craft, has a strong contemporary aesthetic.  His pieces are classic while also being current and this allows consumers to easily visualise Stewart’s work in their homes.  With items in London, various regional centres and featured in galleries and touring exhibitions, Stewart’s glass reaches far outside the boundaries of Cambridgeshire.  This allows for a wide range of people to come into contact, and gain an appreciation for contemporary glass.  In addition exhibitions for quality retail outlets such as Heals, Fortnum & Mason and The Conran Shop, place Stewart’s handmade glass at the top end of the consumer market.

In 2002, he co-founded and is now sole owner of London Glassworks.
Using his accumulation of specialist knowledge, creative passion and his philosophy that celebrates the value of traditional glassmaking skills in quality products; the company has been successfully operating as a highly skilled glassmaking service to a variety of clients.

Alongside the exclusive personal collections of his production and unique works, Stewart Hearn also offers individual commissioning and a bespoke corporate gift service.

Born  1963, Tyne & Wear, England

Education
1983-86
 Sunderland Polytechnic, B.A.(Hons) 3D Design in Glass & Ceramics

Awards
2006
  First Prize – Origin, The London Craft Fair (Week 2), London.
“Evening Standard Newspaper – Domestic Design Award”

Selected Exhibitions

2013 ‘Glass’, Selected Exhibition, Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
2011 ‘Domestic Matters’, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2011 ‘Breath Taking’, - Touring Crafts Council Glass Exhibition (January 2011 - January 2012)
2010  ‘Handmade – An Exhibition of British Craft’, Fortnum & Mason, London
2009 ‘Blown Glass from England’, St. Joseph Galerie, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
2007  ‘Urban Field’, Crafts Study Centre, Surrey
‘Urban Field’, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Devon
‘Stewart Hearn, Solo Exhibition’, Naas Konsthantverk, Floda, Sweden
2006  ‘In the Window’, Solo Showcase Exhibition, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
‘British Glass Biennale 2006’, Stourbridge, West Midlands
‘Winter Exhibition’, Cowdy Gallery, Gloucestershire
‘Advent 2006’, Galerie Rosenhauer, Gottingen, Germany

Recent Commissions

2013
 Commission to produce 8 ‘Whisky Glasses for Global Launch Competition’, The Balvenie Distillery Co., Banffshire, Scotland
Commission for 10 ‘Wacom VMVB Awards 1013’, (interpreted from design by Hazel Elizabeth Macmillan), Wacom Co,. Ltd, Saitama, Japan
Commission for 20 extra ‘Wacom VMVB Awards 1013’, (design by Hazel Elizabeth Macmillan), Wacom Co,. Ltd, Saitama, Japan
Commission to produce 4 ‘Applaud Awards, Anglo American Plc, London
2012  Commission to produce 12 ‘Applaud Awards, Anglo American Plc, London
2011  Commission to produce 4 plates for Phil Thompson, Michelin star chef at Auberge du Lac Restaurant, Hertfordshire, commission to produce ‘Saturn Plate (incorporating company identity)’,Langland, London
Commission to produce 25 ‘Applaud Awards’ & 20 ‘Suppliers Awards’, Anglo American Plc, London
2010  Commission to produce 200 ‘low budget’ corporate gifts, Anglo American Plc, London
Commission to produce ‘Edinburgh International Film Festival - Audience Award 2010’, sponsored by Standard Life Investments, Edinburgh, Scotland
2009  Commission for 10 glass trophies, incorporating silver designed by Stewart Hearn and produced by Umjindi Jewellery, South Africa.
‘Chief Executive Safety Awards 2008’, Anglo American Plc, London, commission for 3 glass plate ‘blanks’ for engraving,
‘Juddmonte Trophy’, through Inkerman Limited, London, commission for 30cm, Two-Handled ‘Newcastle Brown Ale Trophy’,
‘Gardiner Richardson Limited, Newcastle upon Tyne’

Public Collections
Nature in Art Museum, Gloucestershire    
Standard Life Investments (Art Collection), Edinburgh, Scotland
Anglo American (Art Collection), London
Crafts Council Collection, London
The Cowdy Collection, Gloucestershire  

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