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Brian Reid is a master fine furniture maker based in midcoast Maine. His handmade, solid wood furniture spans one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces for residences to corporate board room furniture.
Reid splits his time between furniture making and fine woodworking course instruction with over 15 years of teaching worldwide in the U.S., U.K., New Zealand and Australia. At the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (Rockport, ME), he leads the 12 Week Intensive Program and is former senior fellow of the Studio Fellowship Program. He also lectures and speaks about contemporary design practices and the history of furniture to a wide range of audiences.
An honors graduate of Parnham College (Dorset, UK), he studied under the renowned designer Sir John Makepeace and principal Robert Ingham. He is the 5th from only a total of 8 Americans to have attended this distinguished program.
Reid has taught on numerous occasions at Penland School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and in the furniture programs at San Diego State University and University of Wisconsin-Madison. For two consecutive years, he taught a highly successful master class on Veneering at the Centre for Creative Industries, Adam Smith College in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. He's a popular instructor at Sturt School for Wood in Australia and The Centre for Fine Woodworking on New Zealand's South Island near Nelson, where he returns to teach in the 9-Month Furniture Program in late 2018.
Photo by Bill Truslow Photography.
Woodworking Behind Bars, Down East Magzine
Fine Woodworking Program, Maine State Prison, Warren ME, Courier-Gazette Publications
Brian Reid: Serious Play, Woodwork Magazine, by Patrick G. Downes
Blanket Chests, by Peter Turner
Makepeace: A Spirit of Adventure in Craft and Design, by Jeremy Myerson
The Gallery at Somes Sound, Somesville, ME
Bespoke Global (online)
Erasmus School of Creative Arts (ESCA), Perth, AU
Sturt School for Wood, Mittagong, AUThe Centre for Fine Woodworking, Nelson, NZ
Cooroora Institute, Cooroy (near Brisbane), AU
Escuela de Artes y Oficios Santo Domingo, Bogotá, Colombia, SA
New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association (since 2007)
American Institute of Furniture Making (board member)
The Furniture Society (former)