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Brian Reid is a master fine furniture maker and craft educator based in midcoast Maine. His handmade, solid wood furniture spans one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces for residences to corporate board room furniture.
For over 20 years, he has taught worldwide in the U.S., U.K., New Zealand and Australia. At the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, he leads the 12 Week Intensive Program (summer session) and was former senior fellow of the Studio Fellowship Program. He lectures and speaks about contemporary design practices and the history of furniture to a wide range of audiences.
In addition, he has taught on numerous occasions at the Centre for Fine Woodworking (NZ), 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.
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.
In 2018, Reid was recipient of the Maine Arts Commission's Fellowship in Craft. He was a Windgate Artist-in-Residence at SUNY Purchase in 2017 and in 2012, Reid was honored with the Artist Award from Boston's Society of Arts and Crafts.
Photo by Bill Truslow Photography.
Brian Reid: Extending the Grain, Maine Home+Design Magzine
Woodworking Behind Bars, Down East Magzine
Made in Prison, Art New England Magazine
Fine Woodworking Program, Maine State Prison, Warren ME, Courier-Gazette Publications
Brian Reid: Serious Play, Woodwork Magazine
Cooroora Institute, Cooroy (near Brisbane), AU
Erasmus School of Creative Arts (ESCA), AU
Escuela de Artes y Oficios Santo Domingo, Colombia, SA
New Hampshire Furniture Masters (2007-present)
American Institute of Furniture Making (former board member)
The Furniture Society (former)