Cameron Stewart was born in 1979 on Vancouver Island, and began crafting object from natural materials at an early age. High school art classes introduced him to the medium of clay which would be an ongoing passion throughout his art practice. After receiving a Visual Arts Diploma from North Island College in Comox, British Columbia, Cameron completed his Batchelor of Fine Arts Degree at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. During his time at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design Cameron designed and built a small wood fired pottery kiln which would become the focus of his creative and technical research for the duration of his time in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. After receiving his degree from Emily Carr, Cameron worked as an apprentice for ceramic tile maker and potter Andy Blick, informing and influencing his aesthetics and introducing him to the broader spectrum of architectural ceramics.
In 2008, a need to escape the urban environment brought Cameron to Winlaw in the Slocan Valley of the West Kootenay of British Columbia. Here Cameron continued his creative research in atmospheric kilns and functional pots working with established Valley potters Robin Dupont and Pamala Nagley- Stevenson. Cameron presently lives and works from Passmore in the Slocan Valley and has recently finished the construction of his second wood fired kiln.