Graham Reid grew up in South Africa where, at age seven he saw two Swedish visiting artists build a furnace and blow glass. Later while studying architecture at Massachusetts College of Art, he took glassblowing as an elective and subsequently switched to sculptural glass. After returning to his ancestral roots in Ireland, he designed and built Knockbeg Glass Studios where he taught and blew glass under the name Glóine Eíreann. He now teaches glassblowing at Leitrim Sculpture Centre and has a flameworking and metal studio at home in Castleore, Sligo. His sculptural work is primarily concerned with expressing and manifesting the universal forces that surround us but are often invisible.