Born Cambridge, 1972. Degree - Imperial College, London, 1995 – BEng Honours Mechanical Engineering. Trained full-time as a bookbinder with James Brockman from 1995.
Has taught workshops and lectured in the UK, Canada, Finland and the USA. Organised and taught a series of courses at Oxford Brookes University Summer 2001, including Full Leather Covering, Full Vellum Covering and Gold Finishing. Has since taught gold finishing courses in the bindery attached to his home in Oxfordshire.
Has been awarded various prizes in The Bookbinding Competition 1999, 2000 and 2002 including first prize (Open Choice) in 2000. Overall winner of the 2004 National Library of Scotland Elizabeth Soutar bookbinding competition.
A speaker at The Society of Bookbinders’ conferences, training seminars and regional events (1999 – present day), topics have included setting up a bindery, gold finishing, onlays, inlays and Designer Bindings. Organiser of The Society of Bookbinder’s International Biennial Competition.
Elected Fellow of Designer Bookbinders 2004. Currently on both the Executive Committee and the board of Designer Bookbinders Publications. Has modern bindings in a wide range of private collections worldwide and The British Library.
In 2000 set up and ran a bindery for a customer in Chile. Judge for the De Golyer Bookbinding Competition, Bridwell Library, Texas January 2006, followed by teaching a series of courses across the US.
Since 2000 has worked alongside James Brockman trading as James and Stuart Brockman Ltd taking restoration and conservation work of rare books and manuscripts as well as Fine Binding commissions.