Untitled 2003

Colin Reid (born 1953, Cheshire, England, UK)

Colin Reid worked in industry as a scientific glassblower after his initial training at St Martin’s School of Art, London. Later he took a 1st Class Hons degree in Glass at Stourbridge School of Art. He is an acknowledged master of cast glass. His work features in over 40 museum collections worldwide. Reid has long been drawn to nature. Here, by combining the cast glass with fused copper, he has created an ethereal and exquisite underwater atmosphere. The qualities of glass - transparency, refraction and reflection - are used dynamically here. The cleverness of this sculpture is that it has three completely different facets: a ‘piece of malachite’ on one side; almost clear glass on the other; and a surprise underwater cave on the third

Acquisition Details

Acquired from Contemporary Applied Arts at the first COLLECT exhibition held at the V&A Museum, London, 2004
Purchased with funds from the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland which was originated and operated 2003-2006 by the Contemporary Art Society and supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.
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