Heidi Wastweet is a leading American Medallist and sculptor. In conjunction with a wide variety of private mints she has produced over 1000 coins, medals, and tokens since 1987. She was chief engraver for Sunshine Mint for 11 years and lead designer/sculptor for Global Mint for 5 years. In 2001 she opened her own studio and relocated to San Francisco Bay area in 2013. She served as treasurer for the American Medallic Sculpture Association from 2003-2009 and is current 2nd Vice President, founder of Seattle Sculpture Guild as well as a member of FIDEM. She has been included in Coin World and Coinage magazine and exhibits her work regularly including the National Sculpture Society in New York and the Norwegian Heritage Museum in Washington.
Medal and coin credits include a 7 coin set issued by the Sultanate of Darfur, the Dean’s Award for Seattle University School of Law, Alumnus Award for Stephen F. Austin University, Mayo Clinic visiting physicians medal, Stanford University Alumni medal and Island records Willie Nelson portrait. In addition to medallic art she has also created a number of public art pieces including the University of Washington’s Medal of Honor Monument in Seattle and eight bronze relief panels for 12 foot high church doors for St. Paul’s in Pensacola, Florida.