Our Story

 

Gill Aysegul Birol was born in Istanbul. She received her BA in Applied Fine Arts from Marmara University in Istanbul. She has won numerous awards as the Art Director of her own multimedia company.

Her ultimate passion as an artist is jewellery design. This aspiration became a reality for Gill after relocating to Boston U.S.A in 1997.

After moving to Toronto in 2001, she dedicated herself to jewelry and opened her shop “Art Square” in the Beach. Her collections began to form one by one, the spice collection as displayed below being one of them. She developed her own style of colouring epoxy resin which she poured into sterling silver molds. Through extensive experimentation with a variety of spices sourced from her own kitchen spice rack, she developed a palette of colours for this collection.

Along with this Gill began participating in the Beach studio tour. As she honed her craft and developed further collections, she displayed her pieces at various other shows such as the One of a Kind show, and Toronto Outdoor Art Show.

Her work can be found in Made You Look, Petroff Gallery, Ontario Craft Shop and of course here, at ArtSquare.ca.