Hamish Donaldson is a third generation glassblower. His training began at a young age, under the guidance of his parents, Grant Donaldson and Eileen Gordon.
Hamish is currently in Adelaide undergoing a two-year associate program at the Jam Factory. The course provides high-level skills and business training for artists and craftspeople, and is also home to one of the strongest glass communities within Australia. It also offers many opportunities working alongside some of Australia’s leading artists.
Prior to getting into the Jam Factory, Hamish trained at Gordon Studio Glassblowers working mostly as an assistant and creating his own works on the side when he could. Having grown up in the hot shop, he had always been in awe of his parents, uncles and grandparents, but it wasn’t until after he returned from a year long trip across South America that the spark was truly ignited. This has already provided many opportunities across the globe; learning and working in Turkey and the USA among others, to keep him chasing his passion for exploring-may it be through travel or the material of glass itself.
Made in Australia.