David Reekie, one of Britain's leading contemporary
glass artist's launches
the first book about his work on 31st May 2001.
Spanning a period of twenty-five years, the book takes an in-depth look
at Reekie's work, his influences and the ideas behind intriguing pieces
such as his series Living in Confined Spaces and A Captive Audience? Published
in full colour, it contains photographs, illustrations and sketches of
work in progress.
David Reekie is a sculptor who uses glass as a medium to express his concerns
and thoughts about life in the 21st century. Through his ingenuity, he
has taken cast glass into previously uncharted territory, developing many
new techniques to create his distinctive work.
The book is introduced by Jennifer Opie, Deputy Curator of Glass and Ceramics
at London's V&A Museum and has a warm contribution from renowned glass
expert Dan Klein.
" Reekie's sense of the absurd, with its mixture
of irony, imagination and compassionate humour, has family affiliations
to the nonsense poems of Edward Lear or the fantasy of Alice in Wonderland
" Dan Klein.
To purchase David Reekie's book, send Cheque for
£7.00 plus £1.00 p&p, £ 8.00 in total payable to
To David Reekie, The White House,
IP21 4NJ, U.K.