In 2002 Brodie returned to his native Highlands of Scotland after a decade of making glass in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and the United States. During this time he has worked with many of the leading glass designers/makers within Europe and the USA most notably Philip Baldwin & Monica Guggisberg, Michael Kramer & Richard Price.Brodie and glass artist Nichola Burns have recently established a new Highlands based contemporary glass studio 'GLASSTORM' based in Tain, Ross-shire. Using their knowledge of Scandinavian and Italian glass making techniques to great effect in the making of limited edition production pieces, one off unique art glass, installation and public art works.
Brodie's recent work explores tension and balance. He contrasts outer surfaces with inner shapes, sensual curves with hard edges. He calls the original blown a 'pod' and, with this organic image in mind with great precision, he cuts through the glass to reveal its structure. This dissected work creates a window into another world where dancing curves and open spaces contrast and unite.My aim is to first engage the viewer by blowing beautiful sensual forms. Then often dissecting them to reveal their inner space. I then mark the outside of the glass in a variety of ways so as to create different surface textures.'