The Hammer Jewellery Studio School Classes and Workshops

Explore the ancient art Jewellery making and Metalsmithing with artist and goldsmith, Donna Hiebert, in her spacious and well-equipped studio at the Cotton Factory, in central Hamilton. Have fun learning the required fundamentals to create your own original jewellery and small objects. 

Humans have been creating objects to adorn the body for thousands and thousands of years. The skills required are some patience, curiosity, and a desire to make!

Studies have shown that practicing a craft is a very therapeutic way to destress from busy work environments and pressing deadlines:


The Instructor:

Donna Hiebert, the founder of the Hammer Jewellery Studio School, is a working artist and jeweller and completed her BFA at NSCAD University in 1985.  Locating to Hamilton from Halifax in 2016, Donna enjoys and is rewarded to share her knowledge, methods, and techniques making and designing jewellery with her students. 

Donna’s work includes intimate jewellery, large scale public sculpture, installation works, and poetry. Informed by intuitive revelation and inspired by sacred geometry, she is best known for her monumental public sculpture, The Wave, on the Halifax Waterfront, commissioned in 1988, and beloved by generations of Haligonians and visitors alike.

The Studio:

Relax and explore your new passion in our fully equipped jewellery studio located at the historic Cotton Factory in central Hamilton. Fully equipped benches and easy access to equipment ensure you have the best possible experience learning how to make and create your own jewellery and small objects.

In your intro class you will be introduced to fundamental metalworking techniques and instructed on the use of specialized tools through detailed demonstrations and studio work. Projects include a ring, chain-making, and hollow construction. Alternate projects may be considered depending on student interests and skill levels.

All payments for workshops and classes are non-refundable.