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 2014 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.

Available for commissions both in the UK and abroad, Colin can be contacted direct or via one of the galleries which represent him.


Selected Public Collections


Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Norfolk Museums & Archeology Service, Norwich
Crafts Council, London
Broadfield House Glass Museum, Stourbridge
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham
National Museum & Gallery of Wales, Cardiff
National Museums Liverpool, Merseyside
Reading Museum, Reading
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Gloucestershire
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
McManus Galleries & Museum, Dundee
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Museo de Arte en Vidrio de Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Glass Art Fund, Strasbourg, France
Museum für Modernes Glas, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Cobürg, Cobürg, Germany
Kunstmuseum der Stadt, Düsseldorf, Germany
Musée de Design et D’Arts Appliques Contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland
Glasmuseum, Hergiswil, Luzern, Switzerland
Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland
Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
Kunstgewerbemuseum, Schloss Pillnitz, Dresden, Germany
Glasmuseum, Ernsting Stiftung Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld, Germany
Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, Germany
Museum for Modern Glass, Oehringen, Germany
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin, USA
J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama, USA
National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, USA
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal, Canada
Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China
Auckland Museum, Auckland, New Zealand
QEII Arts Council of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
Carrington Polytechnic Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
Shimonoseki City Art Museum, Shimonoseki, Japan
Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Otaru Municipal Art Museum, Otaru-city, Hokkaido, Japan
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
Koganezaki Crystal Park, Kamo-Mura, Japan
Toyama City Boad of Education, Toyama, Japan
Alexander Tutsek Stiftung, Munich, Germany
Museum fur Modernes Glas Ohringen, Germany
Honolulu Museum of Art, USA
Racine Art Museum, USA