Eye of the Needle R1927, glass sculpture by Colin Reid
Availability: We have only one of these for sale
Made in 2018 this sculpture features strata of clear and coloured blues glass with cut and polished faces
Dimensions excluding base: height 60cm
Engraved with R1927 and Colin Reid’s signature
Colin Reid is one of Britain’s most highly regarded artists in glass. Most of his one off pieces of cast optical glass are sold abroad and his work is represented in many important collections which include The V & A, London ( 3 acquisitions ), The Corning Museum of Glass New York ( 2 acquisitions ) & The Tokyo Museum of Modern Art.
An associate member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, Colin Reid has been commissioned to cast several major sculptural installations, including pieces for 3 cruise liners, company reception areas and a 3.5 m high piece in glass and steel for Shanghai Library, China. Colin studied art at St Martins School of Art in the early seventies, after which he worked in industry as a Scientific Glassblower and ran his own studio in London in 1977 and 1978. After graduating from Stourbridge School of Art with a First Class degree in 1981, Colin set up his studio in Gloucestershire and between then and now has participated in over 200 exhibitions around the world, including 11 solo shows in the USA.
Colin uses optical glass for its purity and consistency. Elements of his sculptures are sometimes cast from natural forms (old timbers or slabs of rock). His recent work uses layers of optical glass with colour between to create waves of colour during the fusing and slumping process. After casting, each face is milled perfectly flat and polished to a fine finish.