Colin Reid studied at St Martins College of Art and Stourbridge School of Art and trained as a scientific glassblower. He is an acknowledged master of cast glass as an artistic medium and has work represented in over forty international public collections. His sources of inspiration are numerous, but each work uses the qualities of glass – transparency, refraction and reflection – to extraordinary, dynamic effect. The Duke & Duchess of Buccleuch recently commissioned Colin Reid to make a Books series for Bowhill and to make four glass book pieces as awards for the Walter Scott Prize. Lund Humphries published a monograph on his work in 2013 to coincide with a retrospective exhibition at the Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum 5th October - 5th January 2014.
Public Collections include:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London; National Museums, Wales; National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh; Museo de Arte en Vidrio de Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain; Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France, Glass Art Fund, Strasbourg, France