Jane Dodd began making jewellery in her 30s, studying at what is now Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland and later joining renowned jewellery studio Workshop 6.
In 2009 she returned to her hometown of Dunedin where she works from her home studio.
Concerns for the natural world, and the relationship of humans to it, are paramount in the conceptual background to Dodd’s work.
In 2017 Dodd was selected to represent New Zealand at the prestigious Schmuck international contemporary jewellery exhibition in Munich, Germany.
In 2021 the Dowse Art Museum staged a major survey exhibition of Dodd’s work: Wild Domain: The Natural History of Jane Dodd Jewellery.