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Brian Reid

Brian Reid was born in 1957. He grew up in Seattle, Washington. He attended the University of Washington, studying Engineering and Anthropology. In 1993 after spending 8 years as an Engineer, Brian returned to school to study furniture design. He attended Parnham College in SW England, studying under John Makepeace and Robert Ingham. He has been working as a furniture designer/maker and educator ever since. He is on the faculty of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport Maine. Brian has taught furniture making and design at Penland School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, as well as several universities. He has taught internationally in New Zealand, Australia, Scotland and Colombia. In 2007 Brian was designated a “Searchlight Artist” by the American Craft Council. He is the recipient of the 2012 Artist Award from the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston. Most recently he was a Windgate Artist in Residence at Purchase College in New York He is a member of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters. He works mainly through private commission.

Brian Reid's Work