Originally from Vancouver Island, Jill Allan received her MFA from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in 2013 and her BFA at the Alberta College of Art and Design (Calgary) in 1999. Concentrating her efforts in the glass studio she has produced and promoted her own work as an artist while working for and learning from other artists. Jill Allan is the recipient of several awards and scholarships such as the Dr. Alice E. Wilson Fellowship form the Canadian Federation of University Women 2012, The Katzner Research Grant form BGSU 2011, BC Creative Achievement Award 2007, and the Millennium Collection Competition from the Canadian Craft Museum 2001 among others. Her work is in the collection of The Canadian Craft Museum Vancouver, The Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, and The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning NY. Since graduating from BGSU Allan has worked as an art instructor in Iowa and western Canada and completed a public art installation for Kirkwood Community College in Washington, Iowa.