Jill Baker Gower

Jill has been a maker for as long as she can remember. Creating by hand has been what has fueled her soul and provided a sense of belonging. Jill currently resides and has a studio near Madison, WI. She is also a jewelry/metals educator and has been teaching for 18 years. She currently teaches part-time at Madison College in Madison. Jill has a bachelors degree in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Metals from Arizona State University. She is originally from the Chicago area.

Jill has exhibited her one-of-a-kind studio jewelry and sculpture nationwide, more of her work can be seen here: www.jillbakergower.com. In 2019 Jill had a solo exhibition at the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN. Her work has been published in Metalsmith magazine, the book CAST, Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America 1920 to the Present, and is in the permanent collections of The Metal Museum, The Enamel Arts Foundation, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Jill is a former resident artist of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. In 2015, Jill was a recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship. She served on the Board of Directors for the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) from 2016 - 2019.