The Hammer Jewellery Studio School


Students are introduced to fundamental metalworking techniques and instructed on the use of specialized tools through detailed demonstrations and studio work in the Hammer Studio School’s fully equipped jewellery studio with experienced jeweller and metalsmith, Donna Hiebert. Projects include a ring, chain-making, and hollow construction. Alternate projects may be considered depending on student interests and skill levels. 

Tuition includes supplies for class projects and use of jewellery tools. This course accommodates both introductory and more advanced levels of study. Bring a notebook, pen and a dust mask to first class. There are 9 scheduled classes - no classes will be held the week of October 15 - 19. Class limit is 6. tuition is $350.00 plus HST and includes materials and supplies.

Please enter the building through the glass door on the corner of Sherman Avenue North and Landsdowne, buzz the studio, #253, go up the stairs, the studio is the first suite on the right. If you require elevator access please contact Donna: at (905) 869-9907 for precise instructions.


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Donna Hiebert is the founder of the Hammer Jewellery Studio School and a working artist and jeweller. She completed her BFA at NSCAD University in 1985 and worked in Nova Scotia until moving to Hamilton in 2016. Donna enjoys and is rewarded to share her knowledge, methods, and techniques making and designing jewellery with her students.. Classes are held in her bright, spacious and well equipped studio at the Cotton Factory, a vibrant and growing hub for creative professionals.


Deftly moving between projects widely varied in scale, technique, ideation, and media, Donna’s artwork includes intimate jewellery, large scale public sculpture, installation works, and poetry. Informed by intuitive revelation and inspired by sacred geometry and the pattern and form in the natural world, Hiebert gathers experiences, tools, worthy materials, off casts, friends, and words around her to begin her projects. 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.