IanGill

Ian Gill Designs

Seattle, Washington · 2402 Sales

IanGill

Ian Gill Designs

Seattle, Washington 2402 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Size 11.25 - Tamboti Wood Ring No. 256
Size 11.25 - Tamboti Wood Ring No. 256
$20.00
Size 11.25 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 372
Size 11.25 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 372
$20.00
Size 11.25 - Ebony Wood Ring No. 195
Size 11.25 - Ebony Wood Ring No. 195
$20.00
Size 12 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 323
Size 12 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 323
$20.00
Size 11 - Mopani Wood Ring No. 122
Size 11 - Mopani Wood Ring No. 122
$20.00
Size 11 - Tamboti Wood Ring No. 259
Size 11 - Tamboti Wood Ring No. 259
$20.00
Size 11 - Tamboti Wood Ring No. 245
Size 11 - Tamboti Wood Ring No. 245
$20.00
Size 11 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 371
Size 11 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 371
$20.00
Size 10.75 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 366
Size 10.75 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 366
$20.00
Size 10.25 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 344
Size 10.25 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 344
$20.00
Size 10.75 - Tamboti Wood Ring No. 237
Size 10.75 - Tamboti Wood Ring No. 237
$20.00
Size 10 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 398
Size 10 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 398
$20.00
Size 10 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 343
Size 10 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 343
$20.00
Size 10 - Mopani Wood Ring No. 107
Size 10 - Mopani Wood Ring No. 107
$20.00
Size 10 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 369
Size 10 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 369
$20.00
Size 10 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 365
Size 10 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 365
$20.00
Size 9.75 - Tamboti Wood Ring No. 226
Size 9.75 - Tamboti Wood Ring No. 226
$20.00
Size 9.75 - Tamboti Wood Ring No. 224
Size 9.75 - Tamboti Wood Ring No. 224
$20.00
Size 9.75 - Mopani Wood Ring No. 104
Size 9.75 - Mopani Wood Ring No. 104
$20.00
Size 9.5 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 394
Size 9.5 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 394
$20.00
Size 9.75 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 368
Size 9.75 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 368
$20.00
Size 9.75 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 353
Size 9.75 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 353
$20.00
Size 9.75 - Mopani Wood Ring No. 108
Size 9.75 - Mopani Wood Ring No. 108
$20.00
Size 9.75 - Honduran Rosewood No. 28
Size 9.75 - Honduran Rosewood No. 28
$15.00
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Updates

New custom Pale Moon Ebony rings are now available.

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Custom Pale Moon Ebony Wood Ring Set - 8mm
Custom Pale Moon Ebony Wood Ring Set - 8mm
$100.00
A large selection of Mopani stacking rings are now available.

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Size 7 - Stacking Mopani Wood Rings No. 127
Size 7 - Stacking Mopani Wood Rings No. 127
$30.00
Lots of new wide Tulipwood rings now available.

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Size 8 - Tulipwood Ring No. 83
Size 8 - Tulipwood Ring No. 83
$25.00
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About

How my shop came to be

When I started making artwork I was strictly a metal smith working with copper and silver. The last few years I have had limited studio space for metalworking. I found myself forced to work smaller and with just the materials I could find cheap or for free. I struggled for a long time finding the focus and drive to create even though I was not able to work with the materials I wanted to. It got to the point that I had almost a year of not making anything. I felt myself slowly and slowly becoming less creative and thus having less drive to create. Eventually I found myself having spurts of energy to create, it seemed to come every few months. I knew that I needed to find a way to force myself to create. I decided that for 2012 I would at least once a day create something. I had started making wooden rings a little while back out of small free scraps of guitar body wood. I slowly kept exploring and finding new woods to make rings out of. At the beginning of 2012 I had made roughly around 50 wood rings and by the end of 2012 I had made over 500 rings. A wood ring is something simple enough that I could find the time to make at least one in a day. It started out a little hard trying to force myself to make something every day but eventually it just became a part of my schedule. It would sometimes be the first thing I did when I woke up or the last thing I would do late into the night. Along with my ring for each day I would also find myself making 2-3 custom rings each day as well. I started getting custom order requests every few days. I felt extremely happy with my progress and in the end my ring a day project for 2012 was a huge success. Forcing myself to create at least once every day had brought back my creative spirit. Creating has again become second nature to me. Years after my ring a day project I still find myself making a ring most days. Orders have increased a lot the past few years and the number of rings I've made is in the high thousands, I've honestly lost count. Along with rings I also find myself being more creative with other items. Making rings is the pilot light that keeps me going though. If I ever find myself in a creative slump, making a ring always keeps me creative. If I ask myself what really drives me to create I think it all has to do with the process. I really enjoy sitting down and turning nothing in to something.

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  • Ian Gill

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Coffee Maker

    I am a fulltime artist living in Seattle. My work ranges from jewelry to photography to large scale sculpture.

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