The History of 'Masons: Studio Jewellers'
Masons was founded by Phill Mason in 1983. The Studio has been located in Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania (the island-state of Australia) since 1985.
During the first two years of this time, Phill was one of the tenants of the Salamanca Arts Centre. The association with the Centre was to be long, with Phill being elected to the Board for ten years, serving for the last four of those as President.
Masons first Hobart studio, in the Salamanca Arts Centre, 1985
Meanwhile, late in 1986, the Studio relocated to the rear of the Galleria Building, at 33 Salamanca Place. The Galleria was one of a number of warehouses which were refurbished for, and tenanted by, artists and galleries attracted to 'Salamanca'.
In 1996, Phill's son, Tyrus, became his apprentice, and distinguished himself in his application, becoming a finalist in the Tasmanian Apprentice of the Year Awards at the end of his indentures.
Phill and Ty relocated within the Galleria in 2000, moving forward to gain street frontage.