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. She has been featured in Canadian, American and Korean publications such as ‘21st Century Jewelry’ and ‘Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective’.
As an advocate for Canadian jewellery, and past professor at NSCAD University she has lectured in Canada, England, USA, and Korea, and has served as the Canadian consultant for exhibitions and publications here and abroad.
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.
Pamela’s art practice is based in Halifax, NS, Canada.