Stewart Hearn

Stewart Hearn is a highly respected Cambridgeshire based glassmaker and designer. 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, he continually pushes the boundaries of his ability and imagination.  Each piece of work produced has a studied balance of form and colour, translucency and weight, which shows the tacit knowledge he holds, and while celebrating a traditional craft, have a strong contemporary aesthetic.
 
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
2011 Winner of the Balvenie Master of Craft Award, (ceramics & glass category) 2011
2006 First Prize – Origin, The London Craft Fair (Week 2), London.
‘Evening Standard Newspaper – Domestic Design Award’

Selected Exhibitions
2014 ‘Splash, Bang, Wallop’, - Mixed media exhibition, Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
‘Discover: The Heal’s Modern Craft Market’, with Contemporary Applied Arts, Heals Department Store, London
‘Breath of Fresh Air’, - Mixed media exhibition of new gallery artists, Byard Art Gallery, Cambridge
‘Showcase Exhibition - Rachel Elliott & Stewart Hearn’, National Glass Centre, Sunderland
2013 ‘Glass’, Selected Exhibition, Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
2011 ‘Domestic Matters’, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
‘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

Recent Commissions
2014 Commission for 2 (special CEO) ‘Wacom VMVB Awards Wacom Co,. Ltd, Saitama, Japan
Commission to produce 4 ‘Applaud Awards’, Anglo American Plc, London
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

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
Baker Botts (Art Collection), London
Anglo American Plc (Art Collection), London
McCarthy Tetrault (Art Collection), London

Publications
2014  ‘Made By Hand – Contemporary Makers, Traditional Practices’ Black Dog Publishing
 

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