Stuart Akroyd Glass

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Stuart Akroyd glass artist is an award-winning, UK based studio glass artist, who has been designing and making inspirational art glass for over 30 years.

His own inspiration comes from absorbing the world around him and sketching out initial ideas. He then begins experimentation with hot glass, before finally refining the concept into a finished piece.

3 decades prior, Stuart began his journey into glass with a BA (hons) course at Sunderland University, before fine-tuning his talent at the International Glass Centre, Brierley Hill as part of his Post Graduate Diploma.

After working as head maker for an established glassmaker, Stuart decided to forge his own path, and set up his own Stuart Akroyd glass studio.

Business took off and Stuart became a well-established figure in the UK glass community. He wanted to design larger sculptural pieces so he moved to a much larger glass studio in Nottingham. This lager studio gave him the space to really explore his art and produce more radical works of art glass.

Stuart Akroyd glass works are instantly identifiable, utilising organic shapes and vibrant colours. After the constraints of being an employed glassmaker, Stuart wanted to: “create forms with asymmetry and a unique vibrancy.”

Stuart is regularly involved with selection panels and also won the Design Factory International Excellence Award in 2015. He was selected to exhibit with the Crafts Council at Design Days Dubai in 2016 and 2017.

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