Jill Allan lives in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. In 1999 she graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design, (Calgary, Alberta) earning a B/F.A. with a major in Glass.
Her work is quiet, based in the craft tradition of vessel making, but not exclusively functional. She is influenced by Scandinavian designs, particularly those of Finland’s iittala. Jill loves creating new work and is very interested in industrial design. Pattern and surface texture are characteristic features of the art that Jill makes; she draws inspiration for these elements from her environment.
Jill has received a number of awards for her work including the Millennium Award from the Canadian Craft Museum 2000, the Gold Medal for Excellence in Craft from the Circle Craft Christmas Market 2005, and the B.C. Creative Achievement Award 2007.
In March 2006 she was artist in residence at ‘The Studio’ of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning New York. Jill’s work is included in the collections of the Canadian Craft Museum and ‘The Studio’ at the Corning Museum of Glass.