Donna Hiebert named a 2006 NICHE Awards Winner
(Halifax, NS, Canada) - Internationally recognized Goldsmith and
Sculptor, Donna Hiebert, has been selected as a winner in the 2006
NICHE Awards for the piece entitled “Homage to Borobodur” in the
“What an honor to be included in this elite group of fine craft
artisans. This award has inspired me even further in presenting our
unique vision of refined sculptural form transformed into wearable
jewelry for the North American and European market”, says Hiebert,
principle designer and president of Donna Hiebert Design.
Winners of the NICHE Awards were announced at a ceremony during the
Philadelphia Buyer’s Market of American Craft on February 19, 2006.
Only 191 artists out of more than 1000 entries were named as
finalists for Niche Awards. Of that group, 43 artists won awards in
several categories including ceramics, wood, metal, jewelry, and
glass. The Awards are sponsored by Niche magazine, the exclusive
trade publication for North American retailers of American crafts.
The Niche Awards recognize outstanding creative achievements of
North American craft artists. Judging criteria are based on three
areas of distinction:
a… technical excellence, both in surface design and form
b… market viability
c… a distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought To
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