Trudee Hill holds a B.F.A. in Jewelry & Metals from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is a native of Washington State but has also lived for extended periods in Hawaii and Estonia, where she completed a Fulbright Fellowship in 2006. In 2001, Trudee stumbled upon jewelry as art while pursuing a degree in photography. The ability to design and fabricate wearable objects is satisfying in a way she had not considered possible in her previous work. 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 can be found in the permanent collection of the Tacoma Art Museum.