Stuart Murdoch is a sculptor living on the Lizard peninsula. He was born in Epping and brought up in Harlow. His father was a stonemason and his grandfather was a master carpenter. He undertook a foundation course in art at Harlow Technical College, subsequently becoming a student at Stoke-on-Trent College of Art. After graduating, he joined the BBC's Visual Effects department. After 15 years he went on to create his own special effects company in west London.
In 2004 he and his wife, Sally, and their children moved to Cornwall. Since then Murdoch has worked on a number of installations at the Eden Project. He has also worked as a technician on the BA (Hons) Contemporary Crafts course at Falmouth University.
Cornwall Today (Feb 2017) 'His Own Brand of Magic' by Alex Wade