Brian Reid is a master fine furniture maker based in mid-coast Maine, USA. His handmade, solid wood furniture spans one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces for residences to corporate board room furniture.
Brian splits his time between furniture making and fine woodworking course instruction with over 15 years of teaching worldwide in the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand. At the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (Rockport, ME), he leads the twelve week intensive programme and is former senior fellow of the Studio Fellowship Programme. 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), Brian 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. In 2011, Brian began the process of voluntarily organizing a community outreach program to teach fine furniture making in the Maine State Prison Industries Program. The Maine Prison Outreach Program in Warren, Maine commenced in August 2012 and the program is designed to be self-sustaining, modelled after the Institute of Furniture Making's (NHIFM) Prison Outreach Program. As the current students build their skills, they will then be able to transfer their fine woodworking skills and knowledge to other inmates.
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