Gillian Hillerud

My fascination with jewellery began while I was travelling in Southeast Asia. Truly inspired by the beauty of ornamentation, I came home to Canada eager to learn. I began my studies at the Kootenay School of the Arts in 2003 in the jewellery and small object design program. After two years, I transferred to the Alberta College of Art & Design to complete a bachelor of fine arts in 2007. Since graduating, I have set up an in house studio and have shown my work across Canada and internationally.

Each piece I make begins with the drawn line. This is where I receive the inspiration to create form and beauty for the body. The drawn line is classic and clean, while remaining strong and direct. These are the qualities I search for when designing jewellery. I am inspired to create work for women that is timeless and contemporary, that can be worn everyday and easily transition to a night out.

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