Donna Meistrich

My passion for art has been with me all my life and was encouraged by my parents. As a small child I began to express myself through painting and drawing. I may not have had every toy I wanted but I was given every art supply I needed. That life long love of painting, drawing and sculpting is reflected in the wide range of work that I create.

I was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up on Long Island. After high school I moved to San Francsico and went to the Academy of Art College back in the 70's. It was a great time of learning. Since school life, a great deal of what I've learned has been self taught.

With 37 years of experience as a wax carver and master prototype model maker, I am able to gracefully translate client sketches and photos into custom designed wax carvings and master models in a way that a Cad cam can never do.

My jewelry design clients include: Alfred Levitt and Sons, C. Priolo and many others. I was the First Place Winner of the Tahitian Pearl Trophy Competition for North America, Earrings Division in 2004-2005. I have created wax models for many jewelry stores and wholesale jewelry clients including:
Glen Lehrer, St.Eligius, Steve Douglas, Christie Franz, Peter Kalina, Pearls by Roxanne

I have made wax master models for jewelry pieces used in several blockbuster movies such as:
The Truman Show - the ring for Jim Carey Independence Day - the dolphin ring
Wild Wild West - the mesmerizer and some other spider props