Dawn Hemstreet

Dawn Hemstreet

I am planning on doing a talk about metal clay and the sculptural aspects. I will bring some metal clay for a quick demo as well.

Dynamic-Soulful- Wearable Art

I strive to create jewelry that reflects the human experience in a whole hearted way to promote freedom, adaptation & relationship. I’m here to connect with you and create jewelry that speaks to your heart and soul.

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t making things. I started early with my first “job” in the 5th grade where I helped a woman sew her small soft dolls. I loved them and the holding/sewing of these hand made dolls. As my life evolved I became a nurse, married, had children, worked in nursing, development & now jewelry full time. I enjoy working with my hands and teaching. I love reconnecting people with their natural creativity.

I have been learning the art of silversmithing for about 10 years now. I started with my first class at Oregon College of Arts & Crafts in Portland, OR and have taken more than 18 workshops on metal smithing & precious metal clay since. It’s been a fun hobby up until now & what a leap of faith to try and make it a business. Four years ago I finished the Level 1 certification for Art Clay World to start teaching precious metal clay & the art of that medium. In the spring of 2020 I completed Camp PMC and I am also certified in PMC.  I can’t wait to share the fun of shaping clay that turns into solid silver/bronze/copper. 

Dawn Hemstreet Website