David Reekie is an internationally renowned glass sculptor who
uses drawing and glass casting to express his unique vision of the
An innovator both artistically and technically in the field,
Reekie's work begins with a drawing. These drawings are surreal and
humorous in character. They are his observations of the foibles and
failings of human character. An early enthusiast of cast glass,
Reekie has developed his own distinct version of the lost wax
A central theme of Reekie's work is the threat that modern life
poses to our individuality. Much of his work is Kafkaesque in its
perception of the powerful, anonymous forces that try to shape us;
and our ability (or lack of it) to either adapt to them or escape
Born in London in 1947 David Reekie studied Glass and Ceramics
at Stourbridge College of Art – on a programme which has since
moved into the School of Art & Design of this University.
In 1988 he was awarded a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship to
research glass in architecture in the USA.
From 1994-97 he was appointed an International Council Member of
the Pilchuck Glass School in the USA. In 2002 he was appointed to
the Advisory Council of North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland.
A founding member of the British Artists in Glass, now the
Contemporary Glass Society, Reekie’s work has featured in countless
periodicals and in over 60 exhibits worldwide. His art is in the
collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the
Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, and the Shanghai Museum of
Glass in China, amongst many others.
Reekie has lectured extensively on glass sculpture in the UK,
Europe, North America, Asia and Australia where in 2009 he had a
Residency at the South Australia Art School.
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