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 Hawaii and Estonia, where she completed a Fulbright Fellowship in 2006. Trudee currently maintains a private studio in Austin, Texas 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 sterling silver. Square wire 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.