david reade is without doubt south africa’s best known glass blower. he is a highly skilled and competent glass technician with decades of experience. david has exhibited all over south africa and his work is sought after by collectors locally and abroad. the welsh-born artist trained as a glass blower on the isle of wight.
in 1984 david emigrated to south africa, established in 1986 his studio in worcester. in 1992 he moved to a renovated old barn that became his present studio.
david's designs are clean and classical and have a simplicity of colour and form. his glass sculptures are inspired by the mountainous environment he lives in, the seas around the cape coast, and the namibian desert.