Pamela Ritchie

Pamela Ritchie combines intellectual energy, a fierce love of beauty, and precise selection of shapes and materials to create pieces evoking the poetic and emotive side of art jewelry. Following research in Norway, Ritchie completed a Masters in Fine Arts at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University), Halifax, (1982). She has focused her practice in combining traditional and contemporary craft processes, language of materials, visual representation, fantasy and nostalgia. Her work celebrates a multitude of details and ideas encapsulated in small objects.


Ritchie’s body of work is also influenced by the boundless landscape that surrounds her. Each singular piece carries within it the paradox of both being a ‘foreigner’ and ‘belonging’ to a place – an ongoing reflection on the complexity of finding ourselves in time and space.

A Professor Emerita of Jewellery Design at NSCAD University, Ritchie’s work has been exhibited and featured in books, catalogues and periodicals throughout North America, Australia, Asia and Europe. She is the winner of the Saidye Bronfman/Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, Canada in 2017. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, CA, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Norway, The Canadian Museum of History, and the Craft Nova Scotia Permanent Collection, Nova Scotia, CA are some of the national and international collections where her work can be found.


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