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Biography: Jill Allan

Jill Allan

Originally from Vancouver Island, Canada, Jill Allan is currently teaching at Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) in Calgary, Canada. She graduated with an MFA from Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio in 2013 and, in 1999, she earned a BFA in Glass from (ACAD). Her work is included in the collections of the Canadian Craft Museum, The Corning Museum of Glass, and the Alberta College of Art and Design. Allan has received several awards for her work and scholarship including: the Dr. Alice E. Wilson Fellowship from the Canadian Federation of University Women 2012, the Katzner Graduate Research Grant 2011 and the BC Creative Achievement Award in 2007.

Allan sees herself as a hybrid designer, craft maker, and artist. Her work is quiet, based in the craft tradition of vessel making, but not exclusively functional. Additionally, she is interested in designing with light both for public sculpture as well as for the home.