1944 - ?

Reet Gildray was born in Estonia in August 1944 but spent most of her formative years in Canada. She graduated in science from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and worked in finance. Her interest in pottery began in night school in Montreal but became more important when relocating to England where she achieved distinction in ceramics at City and Guilds of London Art School. A potter and printmaker, Reet combines hand building and throwing to create unique one-off pieces and she established a successful ceramics studio in London before moving to Suffolk. In 2013, together with Lamorna Good, co-founded the Aldeburgh Studio Trail.