Stuart has been making glass for over 20 years. His glassmaking career began in the North East and in 1991 he set up Stuart Akroyd Glass Designs. In 1999 Neues Glas Review selected one of Stuart’s one-off forms in their 100 best pieces of glass made in the world that year. Stuart moved to Nottingham in 2000 and expanded his studio. He is recognised nationally and internationally as an accomplished designer/maker, sought after for commissions and collections; both public and private.