Artist at work...

Nikki W
Gold & Platinumsmith

Nikki began her metalsmithing career in 2016 and has since been relentless in her pursuit of further education! She’s attended a variety of classes throughout the Seattle area, attended the Seattle Metals Guild Symposium, and most recently, completed professional-level engraving and stone setting classes at the New Approach school in Tennessee. Beyond her love of the bench, Nikki also focuses on gemstone faceting and carving. She loves to explore unique cuts such as concave, fantasy, doublettes, and intarsia. She also geeks-out on after-mining processes used to alter gemstones color and clarity, such as radiation and heat treatments. Her well-rounded knowledge both at the bench and with the intricacies of gemstones is a huge advantage when stone setting and shows in her delicate craftsmanship.

In her spare time, Nikki is an avid long-distance cyclist and likely cycles more in a week than most drive in their car. She averages around 100 miles per week and describes that she “couldn’t be happier” with her 1-hour commute to work each way!