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 40 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 commissioined Colin Reid to make a Books series for Bowhill and to make 4 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 & Musem 5th October - 5th January 2014.