Pamela Ritchie creates jewelry that links past and present, and that relates to both mythology and personal identity. Following postgraduate research work in Norway, she received her MFA from NSCAD University, Halifax, where she has been a professor from 1984 to 2017. In 2016, she received the Saidye Bronfman Prize, a Governor General’s Award, the highest distinction given to a Canadian visual artist.
Her award-winning work has been showcased in many solo and group exhibitions throughout North America, Australia, Asia and Europe. She has been featured in international magazines, as well as in major books, including Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective. Her work is included in many private and public collections.
Pamela’s work celebrates the concentrating effect of detail, and the paradox that an abundance of ideas, forms, and patterns can be encapsulated in very small objects.