Colin Reid is regarded as a pioneer in the field of kilncast glass. He exhibits internationally and has work in over 50 museum collections worldwide. He has undertaken many public and private commissions often combining glass with other media such as metal, stone or wood. Based in his studio in SW England, Colin has developed the expertise and facilities to handle large scale commissions in glass.
Notable commissions include ‘Cipher Stone’, at over 500kg one of the largest artworks to have been cast in optical glass in the UK, ‘Ikthus’, a cast crystal font which can be seen in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and Bamboo Scroll, a major sculpture for Shanghai Public Library.
Commissions for his series of tables cast from giant tropical leaves include the magnificent Musa Cavendishii table commissioned by the Devonshire Collection for Chatsworth House, UK.
Colin recently won the prestigious Coburg Glass Prize Alexander Tutsek Award for his piece ‘Ring of Fire’. He is an Member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and an honorary member of the Contemporary Glass Society.