Member Directory: R
My approach to sandblasted glass is from the perspective of a printed textile designer, inspired by decorative imagery rather than constrained by the technicalities of an age old technique. Passionate about drawing, design and decoration, I use glass as a surface to embellish and enjoy the fact that I am creating a product which is both functional and decorative whilst adding an element of history to a building.
Colin Reid is regarded as a pioneer in the field of kilncast glass. He exhibits internationally and has work in over 35 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.
My practice includes conceptual sculptural pieces, as well as architectural and site-specific installations. I am inspired by geometry, abstraction and architecture. I use lost wax casting to create negative spaces within the form of a piece, which distorts and refracts through the density of glass and can represent deeper perspectives.
I have recently moved to the North Kent Coast after 26 years of dreaming about living by the sea. The ever changing light, weather and seasons inspire my glass work. I find inspiration from the colours and forms found in nature to the multi coloured beach huts and deckchairs found along the beautiful North Kent Coast.