Vancouver, British Columbia
Location Details My studio is not open to the public, but a selection of my rings can be viewed at the Craft Council of British Columbia's retail store on Granville Island.
Established in 2008, Ébéniste Wood Rings is the creation of Gill Benzion, a Montreal-born artist, craftsperson, musician, and cabinetmaker. Gill explores new and innovative jewellery designs from his Vancouver studio, working primarily with wood and incorporating inlay materials ranging from guitar strings and bicycle cables to crushed concrete and precious stones.
Gill’s journey into the creative inspired him to leave his electrical engineering studies in favour of the study of music. With a bachelor’s degree in music in hand he began exploring the world of musical instrument construction which subsequently led to a love of woodworking. Gill discovered the world of jewellery along the way and found immense satisfaction in the extremely precise work that it demanded. Deciding to merge his newfound passion for jewellery with his love of woodworking, Gill turned his focus to wood rings and never looked back.