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Following his retirement from the police, Stuart won several National competitions after which he started to demonstrate, judge and write for National and International magazines. His reputation grew at home and abroad. He is now well known and admired in international wood turning circles for his variety of work, fresh ideas and spiral work, he travels widely attending seminars and exhibitions as a sought after teacher and demonstrator. He was recently commissioned to make 6 finials for the celebration thrones for her Majesty the Queen, as seen on television, the thrones are now in the Permanent Royal Collection. Stuart was awarded Master in Turning by the Worshipful Company of Turners in 2014.
Stuart’s work often features some form of spiral work, an example is his popular twisted goblet first produced in 1969 and his twisted hollow form with a twisted finial, his work is collected throughout the world by private collectors and museums alike.
Stuart is a Liveryman with the Worshipful Company of Turners, London and a Freeman of the City of London, he is also on the Register of Professional Turners (RPT). He is a member of the Association of Wood Turners Great Britain (AWGB) and the Society of Ornamental Turners (SOT) London, he is also a member of the American Association of Wood Turners (AAW).
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