Pamela Ritchie

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    Sterling silver ring with pink tourmaline

    Pamela Ritchie

    Regular price $380.00
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    Ring made from sterling silver and adorned with pink tourmaline

    Measures approx. 2.7 x 2.8 cm, in a size 7.5

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    Suspension - necklace made from polyurethane, wood, polymer, powder coated, paint, fibre. Pendant measures 7 cm wide x 14 cm high x 2.3 cm

    Pamela Ritchie

    Regular price $400.00
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    Suspension - necklace made from polyurethane, wood, polymer, powder coated, paint, fibre.
    The outer geometric form of the mixed media pendant is acrylic painted polyurethane. At the top, the fiber cord is secured into a wooden base. The egg-shaped form between the two pedestals is sculpted from polymer clay and embedded with powder coated copper. The base of this form is dotted with tiny beads coated in fine gold leaf.
    Pendant measures 7 cm wide x 14 cm high x 2.3 cm 

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    Oval Blue - necklace made from resin, textile and powder coated brass, copper, silver.  Pendant measures 12.3 cm wide x 8 cm high x 1.5 cm deep.

    Pamela Ritchie

    Regular price $1,200.00
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    Oval Blue - necklace made from resin, textile and powder coated brass, copper, silver.
    Pendant measures 12.3 cm wide x 8 cm high x 1.5 cm deep.

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    gold and silver ring

    Pamela Ritchie

    Regular price $250.00
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    Leafy sprig on a patterned oxidized sterling silver. The gold is fused through a Korean Keum bu technique.

    Measures approx. 1.2 x 2.8 cm, in a size 5

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    three earrings

    Pamela Ritchie

    Regular price $500.00
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    A trio of magnificent stud earrings in sterling silver offering a veritable bouquet of admirable metalsmithing techniques by this Governor General/Saidye Bronfman laureate who taught generations of successful students at NSCAD (Nova Scotia) University. 

    The pair of stud earrings (single earring shown, centre, with the outline leaf flourish) is 28 mm wide x 50.5 mm high x 5 mm deep.

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    Pamela Ritchie

    Pamela Ritchie

    Regular price $500.00
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    A trio of magnificent stud earrings in sterling silver offering a veritable bouquet of admirable metalsmithing techniques by this Governor General/Saidye Bronfman laureate who taught generations of successful students at NSCAD (Nova Scotia) University. 

    The pair of  earrings (single earring shown at left) is 1.5 cm wide, x 4.5 cm high x 5 mm.

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    Pass the Butter Please is a playful ring created from sterling silver, copper and resin. The piece features Lobster, lime and lettuce for your dinner ring. Measuring at 5.3 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 2.5 cm H and made in 2021.

    Pamela Ritchie

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    Pass the Butter Please is a playful ring of sterling silver, copper and resin.  It features lobster, lime and lettuce for your dinner ring; 5.3 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 2.5 cm H and made in 2021.   Size 7  To be worn with love and care.

    Lobster counterpoints:
    Gastronomic indulgence vs. dining impracticality; iconic exoticism vs. predictable regionality; delightful taste vs. malingering odour.

    These extremes of effect can characterize its impact as camp culinary theatre embodied in a single object. However in its original, full-sized, biodegradable form, the lobster is arguably not the wisest choice for a wearable object.

    These rings present our subject in a much more practical and durable form—while still provoking (if only vicariously) the same complexly diverse reactions, from wearer and viewer alike.

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    three earrings

    Pamela Ritchie

    Regular price $500.00
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    A trio of magnificent stud earrings in sterling silver offering a veritable bouquet of admirable metalsmithing techniques by this Governor General/Saidye Bronfman laureate who taught generations of successful students at NSCAD (Nova Scotia) University. 

    The pair of green zircon stone earrings (single earring shown at right) is 28 mm wide x 50.5 mm high x 5 mm deep.

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    Blue/Red Pendant

    Pamela Ritchie

    Regular price $1,200.00
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    225 Red/Blue Necklace. The large flat disc is filled with Ritchie's signature filigree pattern in blue non ferrous metal embedded in resin. The red powder-coated pendant is suspended from a textile neck cord.  30 cm x 8.5 cm (x 8 mm depth).

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    Red/Yellow Pendant

    Pamela Ritchie

    Regular price $800.00
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    25 Red/Yellow Necklace. This large flat disc of yellow powder-coated metal has a centre filled with Ritchie's signature filigree pattern in red non ferrous metal embedded in resin.

    8.8 cm diameter x 1 cm deep. 

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    Blue Moon Brooch by P. Ritchie

    Pamela Ritchie

    Regular price $1,200.00
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    Blue Moon Brooch.  This large brooch has a lively play of a multitude of kruser/coils, the hand-made filigree elements for which Pamela is so well known, captured perfectly in the remarkable flat and controlled resin. The central luminous blue disc is powder-coated sterling silver. 

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    Pamela Ritchie Richie neckpiece beyond

    Pamela Ritchie

    Regular price $1,800.00
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    Beyond. Necklace of five richly colourful sterling silver discs, each with individual silver filigree circle spirals that are embedded in the enamel of each copper dome. Note the beautifully integrated clasp with a smaller red spiral disc.
    Size: 25 cm wide, x 23 cm high x 8 mm deep

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    Pamela Ritchie creates jewellery that draws on linkages between past and present, relating to both mythology and personal identity.  

    The winner of multiple awards, including the 2017 Governor General’s Saidye Bronfman Award, her work has been showcased in over one hundred solo and group exhibitions throughout North America, Australia, Asia, and Europe. 

    Her work celebrates the concentrating effect of detail, and the paradox that an abundance of  ideas, form, and pattern can be encapsulated in very small objects.  

    "My work has long been informed by historical and technical research that I have undertaken in Canada and abroad. Perhaps the most influential has been the time I spent in Oslo and Telemark researching the traditional Norwegian filigree jewellery called Bunadsylv. Filigree is a complicated and decorative technique employing fine wires and fine granules. It has many different styles and has been used throughout history in many locations. Norsk Bunadsylv is  unique to Norway and incorporates silver in styles that are specific to the different regions of the  country.    

    After the initial research in the late 1970s and early 1980s I used a minimalist approach stripping the filigree and using the form and content as the basis for new designs. Later I began to alter the  filigree process to create a new texture and pattern that has height and depth but remains lightweight. In this necklace I have returned to these techniques in order to create the appearance  and functionality that makes a unique surface design inspired by the filigree coils called ‘Kruser’  in the historical work.  

    I have also explored linkages between the language of traditional craft processes and the  developing language resulting from newer modes of production. To this extent I have used  computer assisted design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) combining filigree, one of the oldest  techniques and styles, with 3D printing, one of the newest technologies. New modes of  production allow me the freedom to experiment with combinations of surface and form that  would have been impossible or difficult otherwise. It is exciting to work within the rich terrain  that lies between these two modes of production."