Heidi Wastweet is a leading American Medallist and sculptor working in the San Francisco Bay area. 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 then relocated from Seattle to Albany CA in 2013. She served as AMSA treasurer from 2003-2009, 2nd Vice President from 2009-2016 and president since 2016. She is the founder of Seattle Sculpture Guild as well as a member of FIDEM. She is serving her second term as a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) at the US Mint.
She has been included in Coin World, Coinage, the British Medal magazine and exhibits her work regularly including the National Sculpture Society in New York and the Norwegian Heritage Museum in Washington. Her medals are in the permanent collection of Brookgreen Gardens, The British Museum, the Smithsonian and the American Numismatic Society.
Medal and coin credits include the 2017 Brookgreen Medal, The Elizabethan Club Award at Yale University, 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.