Stuart Wiltshire has been a glass artist for over 27 years now, his passion is creating unique hand blown commissioned glass lighting chandeliers and distinctive features for interior and exterior commercial spaces and private residences.
His fresh and innovative approach to the art of glass blowing is overwhelming, and begins with meticulous planning in finding creative solutions to designing hot glass, not only paying attention to colour combinations, but also to the texture of the glass itself, then executing the project in the hot shop, creating the reality of the challenge presented by the client.
We currently enjoy making glass pieces with Cremation ashes as it seems to make people so happy, commissioning a piece of glass art with their loved one's ashes preserved inside, giving the piece much more meaning to them personally.
Stuarts hot glass studio is based in the tourist seaside town of Weymouth Dorset on the south coast of England where visitors to the hot shop can watch him & his son making/blowing vases, vessels, glass lighting, art sculpture's, awards & presentation pieces. Stuart has been commissioned by a diverse range of clients ranging from architects to artists, interior designers and glassware manufacturers.
Stuart's glass hot shop and gallery can be found on the high street Weymouth a short stroll from the harbour bridge, there you will find a wide selection of art glass for sale in the form of bowls, vases, vessels, sculpture's and handmade animals plus you can walk in and commission Stuart Wiltshire Glass for beautiful unique hand casting impressions of your family members that will be available for collection or postage just 24 hours later.
Stuart Wiltshire, first began his career at Dartington Crystal in Devon during 1996 due to his father being a furnace man there, it was there that Stuart fell in love with the art of glass making instantly and practised daily alongside the masters. He then moved to Sweden to work for Orrefors, widely known as the home of glass blowing, where he worked with some extremely skilled and talented master glass makers who inspired him even more. Stuart then returned to the south west of England to further his knowledge of glassblowing skills working alongside several other master glass blowers & various other studios before opening his current glass workshop in Weymouth, Dorset.