Colin Reid

Artist Statement  –  Colin Reid


I work principally in kilncast glass, often combined with other media such as metal, stone and wood. I am well established, exhibit internationally and have work in over 45 museum collections worldwide as well as many private collections.


Working with high quality optical crystal, I take inspiration from nature, architecture and everyday objects. I use lost wax casting to create sculptures with rough highly textured areas contrasted with immaculately polished and reflective surfaces, using both clear glass and colour.


Established in 1981 my Gloucestershire studio is extremely well equipped enabling me to cast large pieces and undertake commissions both private and corporate.


Notable commissions include ‘Musa Cavendishii’, a magnificent glass table for Chatsworth House, ‘Cipher Stone’, the landmark artwork for the new GCHQ and one of the largest pieces of art glass to have been cast in the UK, and ‘Ikthus’ an intimate font in the Sacred Silver and Glass Gallery, V&A.












I am an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and an honorary life member of the of the Contemporary Glass Society




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