Reid Pottery

Ian Reid
I have been working with clay for over forty years, starting out at 17, having being inspired by a wonderful art teacher. I taught myself to make pots on a wheel in my parent’s garage and sold my work at markets in and around Brisbane.
In 1983 I moved to the Blackall Range on the Sunshine Coast and started working at the old Montville Pottery. From here, I opened my own gallery and workshop, Flaxton Pottery. This is where I created my signature style and met the love of my life, Christine. We married and built our own home studio where Reid Pottery resides today.
My present work reflects my desire to get back to the basics of pottery. I incorporate hand building with the thrown form to achieve an organic quality. Wood ash and Shino glazes complete the natural effect I am striving for.
Christine Reid
I have always enjoyed sketching and painting, so glazing and decorating pottery became an extension of these interests. Ian and I have formed a wonderful partnership: he throws the pots and I mix glazes and decorate the wares.
The large platters and urns provide a wonderful canvas for me to create landscapes and other designs Most of our glazes are runny when they are fired so once the pots come out of the kiln, we sometimes get a surprise. After twenty-eight years of glazing, I still love opening the kiln to see what has transpired.