Who was Bill Reid?

In his own words

Bill Reid
"I don’t regret the course I’ve taken"

I don’t regret the course I’ve taken. I sometimes say it would have been a lot simpler and life would have been easier if I had taken up some form of expression that didn’t carry such a burden of social responsibility. I could have become a goldsmith in the European tradition and had a good career and had a million dollar house running down a cliff in West Vancouver perhaps. But the old designs are pretty infectious and back in the fifties sometime I made one gold bracelet too many and there was no going back from that.

“The Private Bill Reid,” CBC Radio, The Arts Tonight Broadcast: March 1, 1994. Reporter: Susan Feldman. Courtesy Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC Archives.