Trudee Hill is best known for her fabricated, one-of-a-kind jewelry in sterling silver. Square wire is bent, cut, soldered and filed one hundred times over to form precise letters, words, and symbols.
“We all have a story to tell. Jewelry provides us with opportunities to connect and share those stories. Though sometimes my intentions may be lost in translation, my greatest hope is that you will discover or, better yet, create your own significance within each piece.”
Trudee Hill holds a B.F.A. in Jewelry & Metals from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is originally from Seattle, Washington but has also lived for extended periods in Honolulu, Hawaii; Austin, Texas and Tallinn, Estonia, where she completed a Fulbright Fellowship in 2006. Trudee currently maintains a private studio in Cambridge, England where she shares a home with her husband, two children, and two Italian greyhounds. In 2001, Trudee stumbled upon jewelry as art while pursuing a degree in photography. She is best known for her fabricated, one-of-a-kind jewelry in square sterling silver wire. The material is bent, cut, soldered and filed one hundred times over to form precise letters, words, and symbols. Trudee’s work has been exhibited throughout the US and Estonia. It has been published in Ornament, How, Arizona Bride, Still, and Anne magazines as well as the books Art Jewelry Today 4, Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers, and Showcase 500 Rings among others. Her work can also be found in the permanent collection of the Tacoma Art Museum.
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Letters Form Words
Alphabet rings in sterling silver. May be worn individually or stacked to form your initials or a favorite word.
Ring in sterling silver with rhodium and 18k yellow gold vermeil. Size 7. May also be worn as a pendant. Sold with oxidized sterling silver chain containing imperfect old mine cut diamond.Ring measures 4 1/8 x 4 ¾", chain is 76" long.
Exhibit: Louder than Words
Head Above Water
Necklace in oxidized sterling silver. Pendant measures approx. 0.5" x 5" Chain is 18" in length.
Exhibit: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered