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Trudee Hill

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.”


Originally from Seattle, Trudee Hill holds a B.F.A. in Jewelry & Metals from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. As a Fulbright Fellow, Trudee Hill studied the indigenous metalwork of the Seto culture in what is now Estonia. She currently maintains a studio in Austin, TX, where she lives with her husband, two children, and two Italian greyhounds. Her work is featured in numerous publications and can be found in the permanent collection of the Tacoma Art Museum.

Current Work

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 


Past Work


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 

1961 "Antifaschistischer Schutzwall Propaganda" 
(anti-fascist protective barrier) Brooch in Berlin wall fragment, sterling silver, and stainless steel. 2.25 x 2.5 x .75". 
Exhibit: Celebrating 70 
My Heart Is in Your Hands 
Necklace in purpleheart wood, oxidized sterling silver, and stainless steel. 
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2009