A love of experimentation and process has led Gill to develop a method of working with fine wire that lets her create spontaneous pieces whilst at the same time has honed an underlying control of her technique. A love of working directly with the metal has enabled her to discover and learn new things about the materials she uses. Surface changes in tone and texture can be achieved by using differing densities of wire. Mixing her own gold alloys also allows Gill to experiment with an array of shades not directly accessible to purchase as raw material. Added to the base layer of fine silver wire-work it all comes together to create a satisfying colour palette.
Gill’s creative drive is propelled by interactions between the material properties and memories of visual inspiration such as walking in the woods and the coastal landscape of the North East of England. Her work has won numerous awards and is held in a number of renowned international collections.