She used roadkill and animals her cat had killed and lovingly restored wings and bones to create striking jewellery with them. Taxidermy was, and still is, something which people either find absolutely fascinating or utterly repulsive, but Reid's respect and appreciation of animals was certainly never in question. Animals normally regarded as vermin, such as pigeons and rats, were not so to her. She saw the beauty in every feather and every claw, and rather than let them rot by the roadside, she took them home and created something new. I love the sentiment of it.
She has recently, however, ventured into using sterling silver with her latest collection entitled PARK. PARK still has animals as it's foundation, but more as the inspiration behind the designs, which compliment her previous taxidermy work .
I caught up with Reid and asked her a little about her new collection and quite how it fits with the RP Encore aesthetic.
How do you see the brand moving forward even more, now you have taken the step to use different materials - will you explore materials further?
Is taxidermy still at the core of your label - will you continue to create pieces in this way?