Reed Fair was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA. He majored in art at Coe College. His emphasis was ceramics and photography. Throughout college, and for the 7 years following, Reed made a career as a custom framer. In 2010 he opened 45° a gallery and custom frame shop in Colorado Springs. His attention to detail and unfailing perfection is fully utilized as a custom framer. For years, Reed longed for a looser and freer creative outlet. Determined, he started collecting the pieces to make a home ceramic studio. In 2017 he was able to create his first collection and start selling his sculptural and functional ceramics. His style is rustic and organically inspired but still maintains his unwavering attention to detail.