Don Hefner was born in Colorado, is a citizen of the USA and landed immigrant of Canada. His post graduate studies in Education and Geology led him to study and settle in Saskatoon, later working with the University of Saskatchewan.
As a self-taught metal sculptor and with an enjoyment for the outdoors, Don has made over 1,300 pieces which can be found in all provinces, twenty-four states, and nine other countries. He repurposes and recycles metals from farm machinery and barbed wire, with emphasis on wireworks. Don’s “quirky animalia” vary from small critters to a monumental life-sized bison located in North Battleford. His artwork has sold at over 50 fundraisers, as part of more than $100,000 in charitable contributions, for which he received a philanthropy award on 2007. He is profiled as a recycler in the Metal Workers Guild of Canada and conducts workshops in the USCAD program in Saskatoon and in schools.