BORN:  South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England


2012/ Present: Builds bespoke studio, ‘Stewart Hearn – London Glassworks’, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

2006/12: Continues ‘London Glassworks’ as Sole Trader, Walthamstow, London

2002/06: Set up ‘London Glassworks’, partnership with Paul Devlin, Walthamstow, London

2000:  Designer for Dansk International, USA

1999:  Accepted for Crafts Council Index of Selected Makers

1994/02: Set up ‘First Glass Partnership’ with Bob Crooks, Clapham, London

1992/95: Part–time Lecturer (Hot Glass)–Buckingham College of Higher Education

1992: Glassmaker (Summer) – Baltic Sea Glass, Bornholm, Denmark for Pete Hunner &  Maibritt Jonsson

1992/94: Freelance Glassmaker

1988/91: Glassmaker and workshop manager at Glassworks (London) Ltd, with Simon Moore, Catherine Hough & Steven Newell

1986/88: Assistant to David Kaplan & Annica Sandstrom, Lindean Mill Glass, Scotland

1983/86: Sunderland Polytechnic, B.A.(Hons) 3D Design in Glass & Ceramics.
Occasional Glassmakers assistant to Charlie Meaker, Jim Griffiths, and Rachael  Woodman & Neil Wilkin


2018:  Winner Gold Medal of 3rd (Hejian) Craft Glass Creation & Design International Competition and Exhibition, China
2016:  Winner of National Trust Open Callout, with Crafts Council
2011:  Winner of the Balvenie Master of Craft Award, (ceramics & glass category)

2020: Pangolin Gallery, London - ‘Christmas Collection’, online mixed media group exhibition
2019: Gallery Ten, Edinburgh - ‘New Works in Glass’, solo exhibition
2018: Shang de Glass Museum, China - ‘3rd (Hejian) Craft Glass Creation & Design 
International Competition and Exhibition’, selected group show
2017: Pyramid Gallery, York - ‘Water & Music’, selected group exhibition
2016: London Design Festival - ‘Chosen by the National Trust’, selected mixed media exhibition
2015: Primavera, Cambridge - ‘Solo Exhibition’
2014: National Glass Centre, Sunderland - ‘Showcase Exhibition’, Rachel Elliott & Stewart Hearn

2013: Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield - ‘Glass’, selected group exhibition
2012: Contemporary Applied Arts, London - ‘Domestic Matters’, selected group exhibition
2011: Conran Shop, London, - ‘Handcrafted in Britain’, solo exhibition