Brigitte Clavette

Brigitte Clavette challenges her viewer with every work she makes. Clavette graduated from jewelry design and silversmithing at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1980 and was Head of Jewellery/Metal Arts at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design from 1985 to 2017. She currently teaches part-time and is advisor to senior students.Her love for metal and for the response of the material has guided her on the journey to become the metalsmith sculptor she is today.


There is a singularly elegant, and tender-touching element to Clavette’s body of work; it brings the viewer to a contemplative questioning state about the relationship between landscape, nature and humankind’s overpowering ability to modify it. Finished throughout with an exquisite delicacy, and even severity of execution, her pieces demand attention to be fully understood.

Clavette was inducted to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2000 and was the winner of the Saidye Bronfman/Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, Canada in 2022. In 2023 she received the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal from the province of NB. She has exhibited extensively across the country and her work can be found in permanent collections throughout Canada, the United Kingdom.


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