Ian Reid

Shino Tea Set

I have been working with clay for over thirty years, starting out at 17, having being inspired by a wonderful art teacher. I taught myself to make pots on a wheel in my parents garage and sold my work at markets in and around Brisbane. When I turned 21 I opened my own gallery and workshop in Milton, 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 is a reflection of my desire to get back to the basics of pottery form and glaze. I incorporate hand building with the thrown form. This conjunction achieves an organic quality to my work. Wood ash and shino glazes complete the natural effect I am striving for.

Our studio, mud brick gallery and home are located on a small acreage property in Dulong, Queensland, Australia where we have lived and worked for over 13 years. During this time we have planted many trees, creating a sanctuary for the now abundant wildlife. Our goals are to continue planting and creating pottery in our beautiful surroundings, spend time with family and friends and do a bit of travelling in there somewhere.


  • Ian at Work