Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Pamela Ritchie Jewellery artist

Pamela Ritchie on physics, alternative materials and the many ideas that small and intricate pieces can carry.

Video by Tim Wilson

“She combines centuries-old techniques with cutting-edge technology to create works of exquisite beauty laden with meaning.”

For more than four decades, Pamela Ritchie has been conversing deeply using the language of jewellery. While her work is often described as cerebral, Ritchie’s work first appeals to your emotions – the initial spark of a conversation that becomes more and more layered. She is able to seamlessly combine centuries-old techniques with cutting-edge technology to create works of exquisite beauty laden with meaning.

Susan Hanrahan, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council, Halifax (nominator)

Saidye Bronfman Award Winner
for Excellence in the Fine Crafts

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