Donna Penoyer, an internationally recognized jewelry artist and educator, creates one-of-a-kind and limited-edition jewelry via silver metal clay. Her whistle amulets and other jewelry pieces have appeared in multiple exhibits and publications. She has taught hundreds of beginner-through-master jewelry classes around the U.S., England, and Belgium, and has been featured several times as a master instructor on the online webinar series CRAFTCAST with Alison Lee. Educated as a poet and known affectionately in the metal clay world as "The Whistle Lady," Donna is interested in how metaphor can power our imaginations and drive us to become our best selves.
Besides being an outgoing and enthusiastic ambassador for the pioneering field of metal clay (and whistles!), Donna has also been a professional stiltwalker since 1998, performing for corporate events and festivals.