- 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
the 2004 National Library of Scotland Elizabeth Soutar bookbinding
- 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.
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
- In 2000 set up and ran a bindery for a customer in Chile. Judge
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.