Stuart Low has maintained a close connection to architectural glass for the past twenty years since graduating from Swansea school of art, and for the past ten years has focused his practice on commissioned projects for the public realm.
The breadth of work undertaken has been wide ranging, from traditionally crafted stained and painted glass windows to works that are made using the most up to date processes: digital print on glass, screen printing of transparent and translucent vitreous enamel, mouth blown antique glass and assembled glass, all of which are integrated into modern glazing systems.
His work is informed by a variety of criteria including the location, architecture, purpose or use of the building, client needs and brief. Innovation and forward thinking are key to all projects. Common influences throughout may also be linked to the artists parallel practice of painting and printmaking, which cross with and feed into the design process for glass.
Stuart is a member of the Somerset Guild and Devon Guild of Craftsmen and enjoys close contact with the making process in his Bristol based studio. In addition, collaborations are also made on projects with specialist glass studios both in Germany and the UK. This relationship with fabricators allows the artist freedom to experiment and develop the most surprising and often technically challenging works, on a large scale if the commission demands.
Commissions are typically connected with local health authorities, architects and developers, art consultants, schools, churches, chapels, and private clients.