Tasmanian born James Dodson completed a degree and began his professional life as an architectural draftsman drawing other peoples dream environments. He rarely ever saw or touched the finished product, and then during a trip to Europe discovered hot glass in London.
Molten glass has an undeniable seductive quality and for James, the inspiration is endless. He studied at the Orrefors Glass School in Sweden and worked in Greenwich, London before returning home to Tasmania, Australia.
Tasmanian Glassblowers was born following his return to the state. Initially established in a shed at historic Clarendon House, marriage and family expansion saw it relocate to its current home in Breadalbane.
“Hot glass has allowed me the privilege of creating works to be held in peoples home or work environments. Each piece is individually blown and sculpted in the open studio, allowing the tangible creativity to satisfy any audience and me…..” James Dodson