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Jill Turman has completed several works of public art during her career as a professional artist. Turman opened her first metalworking studio in Memphis, Tennessee in 1997. During her time in Memphis, Jill completed the Cooper-Young Trestle as well as several sculptural bicycle racks throughout out the City of Memphis. In 2006 Turman returned to her home state of California to establish a new studio called Bella Ironworks. Jill Turman is currently living and working in Alameda, California. "I've been a professional blacksmith for 14 years. I make my living designing and building custom ironwork. My profession is creative, challenging and lots of fun."