Trudee Hill, originally from Seattle, Washington, holds a BFA in Jewelry/Metals from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has 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 and two children.
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 pieces 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 United States and Estonia. Her work can be found in the permanent collection of the Tacoma Art Museum.