john reid

john reid

mudpuppy studio

salt spring island

clay | mixed media


Philosophically speaking, everything you do today will reflect upon what you do tomorrow. This philosophy is not lost in John Reid’s art.

Reid’s background is in Graphic Design. While studying design in the onset of his career, he took several options in fine art, consequently developing a keen interest in sculptural forms. This blended well as a designer. Working for a large corporation that regularly attended international trade shows, he designed award winning booths that were in effect “a provocative art form within a confined space.” says Reid.

In addition, for over a decade in Reid’s design career, he worked as an art director on multiple corporate publications. Paper choices became a large part of the design equation. His passion for embracing these materials and exploring their full potential garnered two awards for design excellence from notable paper mills.       

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