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 jewellery.

The Canadian Museum of History, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Nova Scotia Art Bank and the Norwegian Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum are among the major institutional collectors of her work.

A Professor Emerita at NSCAD University, Ritchie’s work has been exhibited and featured in books, catalogues and periodicals throughout North America, Australia, Japan, Korea, and Europe.

In 2017, Ritchie received the Governor General’s Saidye Bronfman Award. The Governor General’s awards represent the most prestigious distinctions for artistic merit and outstanding contribution to the visual and media arts in Canada.

An advocate for Canadian jewellery, she has lectured in Canada, England, USA, and Korea, and has served as the Canadian consultant for exhibitions and publications at home 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.